President, Temple University
Temple University is home to a total of 3,000 part- and full-time faculty members who attract talented students to the university and put innovative programs on the global map with their expertise in myriad subject areas. The additional 4,500 staff members operating alongside the faculty are dedicated to the educational mission and global commitment of Temple University.
The Office of International Affairs (OIA) was created in 2008 to orchestrate Temple's global agenda. Faculty and staff are encouraged to use OIA as the main point of contact for developing all international collaborations and are asked to follow the outlined protocol to ensure international agreements are prepared properly.
Oftentimes travel is required for international collaborations to be explored further or completed. Suggested guidelines for hosting international visitors are available and visits can be coordinated through OIA with advance notice. Additional information is available to help faculty and staff plan for international travel on Temple's behalf. Employees seeking financial assistance to help assist with the cost of traveling should consult the grants and funding opportunities section.
The classroom is a valuable setting to discuss global ideas with a captured audience. Faculty can serve as advocates to promote the benefits of study abroad to students and encourage them to add an international dimension to their Temple education and take advantage of the international programs Temple offers. The Education Abroad office works closely with faculty members to develop new programs and enhance existing programs abroad. Resources for a global education are also abundant at Temple for those in search of a global perspective without leaving campus.
Faculty and staff who are interested in receiving information about Temple's international activities and hearing about the university's global engagement, please contact OIA's communications manager about joining the TU Global Listserv.