As a Tulane faculty member, you may have an interest in proposing a program abroad. The Office of Study Abroad can assist you in crafting your proposal.
Step One: Department Chair Approval
Faculty sponsor submits to Department Chair a short concept memo (1 page) summarizing:
Description of course(s) or program abroad, potential topics & its purpose
Proposed location(s) (city & country)
Anticipated program duration and dates
Number & types of participants (undergraduate, graduate; TU and non-TU students)
Academic quality, relevance, and avoidance of duplication of existing learning opportunities
Include a preliminary budget that supports financial viability. For budgeting assistance, you may contact your Department or School Finance Manager for guidance.
Step Two: Curriculum Committee Apprroval
Once preliminary Chair approval exists, the School Curriculum Committee (or equivalent) must vet the program for academic quality and credit should the program propose courses not already in the Tulane course catalog.
Faculty are to follow specific School requirements to gain this approval.
Step Three: Dean's Administrative Approval
The dean of your school must review your completed application. Cross-listed courses must have the approval of each dean involved. The Dean attests the following:
Step Four: Approval of Trips to Travel Warning Destinations
Following the dean's approval of your program proposal, you must:
Evaluate the State Department travel advisories and consider how it applies to your planned travel
Complete the International Travel Form and submit it to the Office of Global Affairs and Regulatory Compliance for review and approval.
The Tulane Travel Group will review the request.
If approved, travelers must complete a number of steps in coordination with the Office of Insurance and Risk Management.
Step Five: Submit Your Program Proposal to the Office of Study Abroad
The Tulane University Office of Study Abroad facilitates the review of all summer study abroad programs and the consideration of them by the Tulane Study Abroad Committee. OSA has produced a guide to proposing a program for approval.
You may submit your proposal to the Office of Study Abroad at email@example.com. The proposal will be reviewed by the Tulane Study Abroad Committee.
If the program is approved, the Office of Study Abroad provides the online platform for marketing and application processes for all summer study abroad programs. The use of Terra Dotta Software is required for all summer study abroad programs for Tulane credit.