Interested in Teaching a Global Passport Course Next Year?

Are you interested in teaching a Global Passport course next year?

The Global Passport Committee, part of the University Core Curriculum Council, is collecting applications from full- and part-time faculty who are teaching core courses in the fall 2017 or spring 2018 semester. If interested, please submit a proposal— with the proposal form signed by your chair—to Sister Ellen Smith, Office of the Provost, by Friday, December 9, 2016. Decisions will be made shortly thereafter.

Since freshmen cannot spend a whole semester studying abroad, St, John’s created the Global Passport program so they could participate in faculty-led, experiential, education-based activities at the Rome campus or Paris location. First, faculty teach a core course (common or distributed) with a full-semester theme connecting the classroom experience to what students learn in either Italy or France. Then the professors and their students travel to the study abroad site for approximately seven days. (Fall courses travel in early January; spring courses, in mid May.)These are typically standard three-credit courses, with an additional one-credit co-requisite for which faculty are compensated.

Faculty who participate in the Global Passport program receive compensation for travel and housing along with limited reimbursement for meals. They are expected to fly to the host city with their students and, ideally, return with them as well (though accommodations may be possible for faculty wishing to stay longer). Faculty are required to teach their class each day, share several meals with students, lead several excursions, and accompany their students on site visits as part of the experience abroad.

For the 2017–18 academic year, the Global Passport Committee asks that participating faculty design their courses around the subtheme of “Global Cities” or “Social Justice in a Global Context.” They should demonstrate relevant goals, semester-long disciplinary connections, and site visits that make travel to Rome or Paris an essential, embedded component of the overall class. Interested applicants should submit the form complete with their chair’s approval, attaching their own description of the course they wish to teach with information about relevant assignments or projects connected to the city in which they wish to teach.

Please return completed proposal forms to Sr. Ellen Smith, R.S.M., by Friday, December 9, 2016.

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