Faculty Information

To support faculty in the planning and implementation of a faculty-led program, we've compiled helpful resources, information, and examples.

Please contact Kathy Jicinsky, Assistant Director of Study Abroad for Faculty-led Programs, at kathy.jicinsky@winona.edu with any questions. 

From One Faculty to Another

Leading a faculty-led program can be a truly rewarding, educational, memorable, and life-changing experience! Review notes, information, and suggestions from faculty-led program leaders in the So, You're Thinking of a Faculty-led Program (PDF).

 

The Faculty Handbook (PDF) is designed to provide faculty with suggestions, policies, guidelines, and information as they develop and lead a WSU faculty-led program.

It is a living document, regularly revised and refined with faculty input and in response to changes in world conditions or state, institutional or federal policies.

There are many components to coordinating and leading a faculty-led program, and we've created a helpful chart that outlines a checklist of responsibilities for faculty-led programs (PDF). 

Faculty can apply for exploratory funding to help offset some of the costs associated with travel to do research/planning for an upcoming faculty-led program they will propose. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

The Exploratory Funding Application is found online in the Terra Dotta study abroad application system. Log in using your starID@winona.edu and password. Click "Apply now" and select the academic year you hope to take the exploratory trip. Click on the "Exploratory Funding Application" link under the Application Questionnaire(s) section to access the application. 

Please contact Kathy Jicinsky, Assistant Director of Study Abroad for Faculty-led Programs, at kathy.jicinsky@winona.edu with any questions about the application form. 

Funding approval depends on availability of resources and cannot be guaranteed. When there are many requests and/or funding is limited, the Travel Study Advisory Committee makes recommendations using the Exploratory Funding Application Review Rubric (PDF) for evaluation of requests.

If approved to receive funding for an exploratory trip, you will be required to submit a post-trip report (Word Doc) within two weeks of return prior to receiving reimbursement.

 

Faculty-led proposal applications are found online in the Terra Dotta study abroad application system. Review the Faculty-led Proposal Instructions (PDF) for step-by-step guidance of how to complete an application, review FAQs, and learn tips. Please contact Kathy Jicinsky, Assistant Director of Study Abroad for Faculty-led Programs, at kathy.jicinsky@winona.edu with any questions about the proposal application process.

The Travel Study Advisory Committee (TSAC) evaluates proposal applications using the Faculty-led Proposal Rubric (PDF).

 

Proposal Deadlines

 

  • January 15, 2020: Any course (new or repeat) to be taught in:
    • Fall 2020
    • Winter Break 2021 (December 2020/January 2021)
    • Spring 2021
    • Spring Break 2021
    • Summer 2021

 

If you'd like to review sample faculty-led course proposals, please contact the Study Abroad office at studyabroad@winona.edu

After completing a faculty-led program, faculty leaders are required to submit a Narrative Report (Word document) within two weeks of return.