Faculty Development
Faculty Development
Faculty Development
Faculty Development
Faculty Development
Faculty Development

 

Instructional Development

Study Abroad Program Leader Certification Program

This series is designed to culminate in the certification of faculty as Study Abroad Program Leaders.  The designation will indicate completion of 24 hours of professional development in the area of study abroad and global experiences and will prepare faculty members to develop and lead a meaningful short-term study abroad experience for Valencia’s students.   

Congratulations to our newly certified

Study Abroad Program Leaders!

 

To successfully complete the Study Abroad Leader Certification and meet the qualifications to lead a study abroad program, the full-time faculty member must complete both courses in any order.  As new courses are developed, additional options will be added to the program.

The Study Abroad Program Leader Certification Program was recognized by The Institute of International Education (IIE) on January 2014.

 

Certification Planning Document


Below you will find a planning document for the Study Abroad Program Leader Certification. This planning document provides a comprehensive list of required and optional courses, which can be used as a checklist as you progress through the certification program. This document is a fillable PDF and is in a printer friendly format.

Study Abroad Program Leader Certification Planning Document

 

Required Courses (24 Hours)

This session is designed for full-time faculty members who plan to lead a short-term study abroad program and their respective deans.  Participants will examine processes and procedures for creating, implementing, and leading a meaningful study abroad program for  Valencia students.
NOTE: This course is required for Study Abroad Program Leader Certification; however, completion of the course does not guarantee the participant a study abroad trip.

 

Creating a study abroad program is one way that faculty can internationalize the curriculum for students to become more competitive in a global environment.  In this course, participants will learn how to plan and prepare for a short-term study abroad program through the office of Study Abroad and Global Experiences (SAGE). Participants will submit a completed Short-term Study Abroad Proposal, course outline, and course syllabus in order to successfully complete the course.
NOTE: This course is required for Study Abroad Program Leader Certification; however, completion of the course does not guarantee the participant a study abroad trip. This course is an elective course in the Seneff Certification program.

 

 

Infusing Global Competency into the Classroom

In addition to preparing faculty to lead a short-term study abroad experience, SAGE and Faculty and Instructional Development also offer courses to help faculty bring global experiences to the classroom. These courses are ideal for faculty who would like to infuse global competencies into courses.

This course is designed to provide faculty members with the knowledge and resources to internationalize their courses through the development of a course internationalization toolkit, which will be shared with colleagues college-wide. Using an add-on, infusion, or transformational approach to internationalization, participants will work in small groups to develop the student learning outcomes, course content, materials, activities and assignments, and assessments for a specific course. Note: This course is an elective course in the Seneff Certification program.

 

Since cultural variations can have a profound impact on teaching and learning, this course focuses on cross-cultural awareness and some of the challenges with engaging students from diverse backgrounds.  Participants will engage in a cross-cultural simulation role play in order to explore differences in belief and value systems.  Strategies for building a more inclusive learning community both inside and outside of the classroom will be provided.

 

For More Information on Study Abroad and Global Experiences

Please contact Robyn Brighton, Director of Curriculum Initiatives, or visit the SAGE webpage.