Faculty and Staff Programs
WSSU faculty and staff play a significant role in promoting curricular and co-curricular learning opportunities to equip graduates with knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors to function as globally competent citizens. Faculty members are key to internationalizing the curriculum through international research and professional development activities, developing courses with global and international content, preparing students for experiences abroad through advising about the application process and orientation activities, and developing and maintaining educational experiences abroad. Faculty and staff may also be involved in co-curricular activities on and off-campus, such as: invited guest lectures; supporting opportunities for study abroad and international students to make presentations; and collaborating with other campus academic and administrative units to organize international educational and cultural activities.
Please contact the Director of International Programs for more information on these programs.
If you plan to develop research or exchange collaborations with faculty in institutions abroad, please consult with the Director of international Programs. If you wish to participate in a faculty-led study abroad program, please develop a proposal following the guidelines provided.
Faculty Development Programs
CIEE offers one or two week international faculty development seminars in several countries on a variety of issues shaping the world today. Participation in a seminar is an excellent way to incorporate a global dimension into teaching, research, and advising. Faculty members have the opportunity to examine your own professional goals and discipline within an international context, learn about scholarly communities overseas, exchange ideas with international colleagues and fellow participants, hear lectures by local faculty and experts, and visit educational, cultural, and historic sites and institutions. The seminars are interdisciplinary in scope, and can be connected to specific academic interests in any field. Participants return to campus poised to incorporate an international dimension into administration, course design, research, and teaching. WSSU supports the participation of its faculty in CIEE seminars. Call for applications is sent in the fall semester for seminars in the following summer.
Opportunities to develop international teaching, research and exchange programs.