Off-Campus Travel Course proposals
Faculty members interested in proposing an off-campus travel course for May Term 2014 should consult the Guidelines for planning successful off-campus travel courses 10-12-12 and use the 2014 TRAVEL COURSE PROPOSAL FORM 11-30-12. International travel course proposals are due to the Office of International Education by Tuesday, January 15, 2013.
Call for proposals to direct an upcoming semester abroad program
The Office of International Education is seeking faculty proposals to direct the upcoming “Simpson Experience Abroad” (SEA) semester program:
- London in Fall 2015: Simpson partners with Roehampton University in the southwest part of the British capital city to offer this program.
Interested faculty members should consult the Call for proposals to direct London Fall 2015 semester program and be in touch with Jay Wilkinson for guidance and assistance prior to submitting a proposal by the Friday, Mar. 1, 2013 deadline. Upon submission, proposals will then be reviewed by the Study Abroad Committee which will make a recommendation to Dean Griffith, who will make the final decision about who the program director for this program will be by mid-April 2013.
Online study abroad application website
If you need to access the online study abroad application website to review applications submitted for a travel course or semester abroad program you will be leading, click on this link (http://simpson.abroadoffice.net/index.html). If you need assistance with your user name or password for the system, please contact Jay Wilkinson in the OIE for assistance.
Crisis Management Plan for Study Abroad
If you’re leading a Simpson-sponsored study abroad experience, you should be familiar with the college’s Crisis Managament Plan for Study Abroad. Click Crisis Management Plan (internal) in MS Word–updated 3-7-13 for a the most up-to-date version of the document, and if you have any questions about your role in the plan, please contact International Education Coordinator Jay Wilkinson.
International Education Incident Report
If you’re leading a college-sponsored study abroad experience and someone gets injured, needs to be hospitalized, or is involved in a criminal act (either the victim or the perpetrator), please use the Incident Report for International Education to record the event. Once completed, either fax or send the report as an email attachment to the Office of International Education as soon as possible.
Semester Abroad Program Director’s Self-Evaluation
Upon completing a Simpson Experience Abroad semester program, faculty directors are required to submit a written evaluation of the program. The evaluation should be submitted electronically to the International Education Coordinator no later than one month after program completion. Click here for Program Director report template.
International Travel Course development grants
The OIE is pleased to announce that a limited amount of grant funds will be available this summer to help Simpson College faculty develop new international travel courses by allowing them to visit the site of a new course. All faculty members with full-time contracts for the 2012-2013 academic year can request funding of up to $2,000. Priority will be given to those instructors whose courses have already been proposed and are in the approval process for May Term 2014, but if funds still remain, grant applications from instructors who anticipate submitting a course proposal in January 2014 for May Term 2015 will be considered for funding as well. Grant applications should be submitted electronically to Jay Wilkinson in the OIE by Monday, April 1. Click here for details: Course Development Grants Call for Proposals 2013.
Non-Students participating in Study Abroad Programs
Faculty members teaching May Term International Travel Courses or leading semesters abroad who are planning to have non-students join their study abroad programs must complete the following liability forms.
- Liability Release – Non Student Minors-Under 18 Years of Age_final
- Liability Release – Non-Student Adult_final
For more information, contact:
International Education Coordinator
701 North C Street
Indianola, IA 50125
toll free (800) 362-2454, ext. 1288