Faculty and Staff
International professional development programs are a unique way for faculty and staff to gain insight into how study abroad programs operate, the challenges international students face when they come to the U.S., and new ways to infuse international content into existing courses or create new courses with an international focus. We invite you to peruse the opportunities available to MSU faculty and staff for the 2013-2014 academic year or apply now for the program you're interested in. Announcements for the 2014-15 programs are coming soon.
Our faculty and staff members who teach and direct study abroad programs are priceless assets to Murray State as study abroad continues
to grow. Increasing student participation and
growing quality academic programs enables us to partner for strides in meeting MSU's goal of 5% of its undergraduate student body studying abroad. The Teach Abroad section of our site will help you find the right path to develop your course abroad and become part of the study abroad team. Ready to apply now? Go to the application site and get started now. Questions? Go to our Teach Abroad site and peruse until your brain is exhausted, then chat with the Director of Education Abroad to make your course a reality.
Faculty and staff working within the online study abroad application system may be applying for a program, reviewing applications, or submitting recommendations. The Education Abroad Office has developed some Help Sheets to direct you as you work through the system. If you have suggestions for additional Help Sheets, please let us know.
Faculty Study Abroad Ambassadors (FSAA) ensure that our MSU faculty community is
aware of the study abroad opportunities available to our students as
well as the opportunities for our faculty to teach abroad. FSAA's serve as a front line for information dissemination to students for scholarships and programs abroad within their academic realm. As the Curriculum Integration process has continued (since 2005), FSAA's have been invaluable in partnering with the Education Abroad Office to both educate students and departmental faculty and to create materials and programs to reach the university goals set for 5% of undergraduate students studying abroad. See the page linked above for the current list of FSAA's and more details on the FSAA program.
Join the Institute for International Studies each November as we celebrate international education through our on campus conference. Each fall a Call for Proposals is released to all faculty, staff, and students, inviting proposals for panels, paper presentations, open forums, artwork displays, performances, and interactive activities. The resulting conference is a celebration and showcase of the diversity, expertise, and talent of our campus community. IEW 2015 will take place November 16-20.
Global Engagement Outreach Awards engage
faculty and staff in new and innovative international programming
including student study abroad, international conferences and
presentations, adjunct and sabbatical support, and more. For details on submitting
an application, please read the guidelines at the link above carefully.
If you have questions, email us anytime.