Faculty-led Summer Programs: Process for Developing New Opportunities
Begin with a pro-active strategic planning discussion within your department. Consider the needs of your department and its students. Then prioritize those needs and identify potential programs and sites.
Consider requesting an assessment from the International Programs Office on what resources and options already exist for the chosen sites. International Programs can check with contacts familiar with the challenges and benefits of working in a particular site. The office can prepare a summary, including an overview of what, if any, programs are already in place that would meet the needs of Temple students.
Discuss the pros and cons of developing a new program. If a good program that meets the needs of Temple students already exists, creating a new program at the same site requires a compelling argument.
If you determine that creating a new program is appropriate, your department should submit a proposal, which includes a detailed expense budget and revenue projection. Proposals require the signatures of the department dean and chair.
Proposals for university-wide study abroad programs are reviewed by the International Programs Office, University Counsel, Risk Management and the vice president of International Affairs.