The Off-Campus Study Advisory Committee is in the process of planning the 2023 interim and summer off-campus programs and to that end invites proposals for new and previously offered interim and summer programs.
The committee will review proposals at its first spring meeting and select six or seven courses for the January 2023 interim session and two or three for May/June 2023. Successful course proposals will: demonstrate the connection between the program itinerary and the course content; include an immersion component such as service-learning, fieldwork, host family stay, or other meaningful interaction with locals; and enhance the diversity of programs offered by Lafayette in terms of subject matter and destinations. Interdisciplinary courses are encouraged.
Interim off-campus courses are typically team-taught, preferably by two members of the Lafayette faculty, with each faculty member receiving an overload stipend. Each course involves approximately three to eight weeks of intensive off-campus study at an international or domestic location in January or May/June.
Responsibilities for faculty directors include:
Interim off-campus proposals adhere to the following guidelines:
New programs are strongly recommended to be developed in partnership with a reputable study abroad program provider. Rochelle Keesler can provide suggestions.
If you are interested in offering an interim off-campus course in January or May/June 2023, please submit the following to IOCE:
Proposals should be submitted in electronic format only (please save them as a Word document) for easy sharing among committee members and copying/pasting of information onto the IOCE website for development of the program brochure. Please email your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submissions is Feb. 15, 2022.
If a course is selected, the instructors will work with IOCE over the spring semester and summer break in order to develop the budget and plan the program logistics. Both the budget and the program itinerary will be finalized by May 2022 for the winter 2023 programs and by June 2022 for the summer 2023 programs. Failure to adhere to this schedule could result in cancellation of the course.
To discuss a proposal idea or best practices on program/budget development, contact Rochelle Keesler at email@example.com.