Faculty Resources

The Global Center provides a list of resources for SOLES faculty members interested in learning more about their role in international education, creating a global study course proposal, Fulbright Scholar program, traveling tips, travel insurance information, and information on obtaining passports and visas.

Faculty Role in Education Abroad

"Faculty members play a central and critical role in all international education projects, on campus and off." (NAFSA 1997, p.37). To get a better understanding of the role of faculty members in education abroad, faculty may download a copy of NAFSA's publication, "Faculty Roles." This article will cover the following topics:

  • developing faculty support
  • on-campus roles: general advocacy, program development and administration, faculty-led programs, budgets, affiliations, program evaluation, transfer credit evaluation, program recruitment and promotion, admission, logistics, pre-departure orientation, and re-entry
  • overseas roles: academic director, administrative/resident director, on-site orientation, budget and money management, advising students, the role of the faculty spouse, health care coordinator, and emergency response coordinator.

Creating a Global Study Course

In order to best meet the growing interest of faculty wanting to run global study courses, we are now guaranteeing courses on a first come, first served basis.  In order to reserve your desired time you must turn in your completed course application.  We cannot guarantee semesters to any faculty member prior to receiving their application.

Application Deadlines - complete packets to be submitted which include department and budget approval

For following year Spring and Summer Courses: October 1
(Priority deadline for following year Fall and Intersession Courses) October 1
For following year Fall and Intersession Courses May 1
(Priority deadline for following year Spring and Summer Courses) May 1


Incorporating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into your global course:

Key to a contemporary understanding of global issues is an awareness of the MDG's and current progress in achieving them. Below are just a few examples of the many engaging, online resources that can contribute to your students' learning:

Incorporating the Earth Charter into your global course:

International Opportunity Grants

Other International Resources