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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 04/17/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process.
Program Description:

Course Proposal

 

Application Deadlines

Term Type Open Date Due Date
Summer 2020 Open Call for proposals January 11, 2019 March 29, 2019
Summer 2020 Director's Call for Specific Course Gaps April 1, 2019 April 26, 2019

CCSA provides education abroad opportunities in English-speaking regions of the world for students and faculty at our 27 member institutions. Students from non-member institutions may also apply for CCSA programs and earn credit through CCSA’s host institution, Western Kentucky University. Call for Course Proposals CCSA seeks innovative faculty to teach the most internationally and academically appropriate courses expected by students, their parents and our member institutions.

Eligibility

  • Any full-time, tenure track or tenured faculty member from a CCSA member institution;
  • Retired and emeritus faculty who continue to teach part-time, with the approval and support of the appropriate department at their institution;
  • Full-time non-tenure track faculty with appropriate academic credentials are eligible to apply provided that their request is endorsed at the time by an appropriate dean, indicating that the faculty member has a reasonable expectation of being employed during the time the program is being offered and that should the course be approved the university will provide the required letter of support.As our proposals are due approximately 15 months in advance of the actual program dates, this endorsement is necessary to minimize student disappointment if the course must be cancelled because the faculty member is no longer teaching at a CCSA institution.
  • Part-Time and Adjunct Faculty - Faculty employed in less than a full-time capacity by a CCSA member school with appropriate academic credentials are eligible to propose a course provided that their request is endorsed at the time by the Campus Representative and by an appropriate dean (or designee), indicating that the faculty member has a reasonable expectation of being employed during the time the program is being offered.  The endorsement includes both a Campus Approval form and the online approval of the Campus Representative as both are necessary to minimize student disappointment if the course must be cancelled because the faculty member is no longer teaching at a CCSA institution.
Faculty who anticipate being on sabbatical or other type of leave for either semester prior to the date of the program should defer their application to a subsequent year, as presence on campus is necessary to engage in successful recruitment of faculty.

Mandatory Training/Preparation.

Everyone selected to teach must participate in a CCSA program orientation. At this meeting, in addition to meeting and interacting with program faculty, directors will receive training for dealing with crisis and emergency situations of various types.


Proposal Process

  1. Faculty considering a course proposal should meet with your CCSA Campus Representative to discuss the process and your course.
  2. Download and review the three part Teaching a CCSA Course guide.
  3. Complete the proposal worksheet (Download Here).
  4. Copy the contents of the finished proposal worksheet into this online application. Click apply now at the top or bottom of this page to begin.
  5. The CCSA campus rep approves proposals prior to consideration by the CCSA curriculum committee.
  6. After the proposal deadline, the CCSA curriculum committee reviews all proposals and provides assessment to the CCSA Academic and Executive Directors.
    • You may be asked to revise your proposal.
  7. You will be notified by the Executive Director on the status of your program in mid-May for summer courses and late October for winter courses (approximately 14 months prior to departure). 
  8. Programs are then designed by combining varied and complementary courses. The information you provide in the proposal makes the process smoother and more effective in order to place your course in the most appropriate program.

Proposal Worksheet and Course Rubric

CCSA offers a course proposal worksheet and an assessment rubric designed to guide you in your creation of a complete proposal. The course proposal worksheet is designed step-by-step to match the online application process, so using the worksheet from the start will enable you to address essential elements needed to select courses. Each major question on the course proposal worksheet matches one or more major rubric criteria.

The curriculum committee uses the rubric to assess your proposal. Our goal is to empower you to design the most effective and enjoyable course to teach that is evaluated in a transparent manner. Please download the rubric and use it as a guide to create your course proposal.