Developing a Faculty-Led Program

Steps to Developing a Faculty-Led Program

You can see more details on the Faculty-Led Program Development Timeline.
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  1. Determine if this is right for you!
    • Developing and leading an education abroad program is not for everyone, and that’s okay! It requires significant investment of time in design, development, and recruitment.
    • On-site, the faculty member is supported by the program provider, but is still “on call” 24/7, spending 6-8 hours a day with a group of students for an extended period of time.
  2. Develop an idea and concept 
    • For some this may be easy, and for some it may be more difficult. The Education Abroad Office is here to assist with this part of the process.
    • Faculty interested in developing a program should meet with Anne Frey, Education Abroad District Manager (ext 5691,[opens in new window]), to discuss ideas.
  3. Prepare and submit initial proposal
    • If you have reviewed the handbook, met with Anne Frey, and are ready to begin your Initial Proposal, click here to start the online Proposal. (Click on “Faculty – Submit Proposal for Faculty-Led Program” in the left-hand menu. Then click on “I have a username and password” and log in using your MyPCC credentials.)
    • The next proposal cycle will be for programs running Summer 2021 – Winter 2022. The deadline for the initial proposal will be January 4, 2020.
  4. Work with Education Abroad Office on details (throughout winter quarter)
    • Education Abroad Office will work with you on feasibility and details of program design
    • Education Abroad Office will help submit a Request for Proposal to the selected study abroad provider organization(s)
    • Education Abroad will assist in developing final proposal
  5. Submit final proposal to Education Abroad Review Committee
    • The Education Abroad Review Committee (EARC) will review final proposals late March/Early April
  6. Education Abroad Review Committee recommends approval by Vice President of Academic Affairs and College President April/May
  7. Start marketing your program and recruiting students to your program!