There are many opportunities for Seattle Community Colleges faculty to participate in professional development abroad.
Described briefly here, they are explained in detail in the
International Faculty Opportunities presentation.
Faculty Led Study Abroad
Faculty who would like to propose leading a group of students abroad can find procedures and proposal forms that have been
approved for use by the Vice Presidents of Instruction as of July 2012.
Faculty and Staff: SCCD Global Impact - Leader / Participant Opportunities
See Global Impact service learning site.
Some faculty and staffmay be eligible to become group leaders. All are encouraged to apply as participants.
Faculty and Staff: International Professional Development Grant
This is a special designation of funds from the presidents of the colleges of SCCD to promote faculty and staff development in the
area of international understanding through travel and research abroad. Previously only open to faculty, these funds have been used
to facilitate a variety of initiatives overseas; research projects, guest lectureships, faculty exchanges with sister institutions
abroad, international conferences, workshops, or seminars.
Fulbright Programs for Faculty and Administrators
Core Fulbright Program
The Core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research
in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Deadline: August 1, 2013. A series of webinairs on the various program
locations and how to prepare the Core Fulbright application is available this spring at this site:
Please note: The Seattle Community College District has established a stipend as a means to overcome financial barriers
and sabbatical application “time table” challenges that faculty confront when considering participating in a Core Fulbright.
You may choose to apply for the stipend
or apply for a sabbatical instead, depending on your goals for your time abroad.
Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program
Under the Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) program, interested institutions or consortia submit proposals to invite
scholars to teach one or more courses and to be in residence for a semester or an academic year.
Short-term Fulbright Programs
Instructors/Administrators in the Humanities, World Languages, and Social Sciences with three years full-time experience
in the Seattle Community College District and can apply for a funded 4-6 week professional development trip abroad.
Community College Administrator Program
— Russian Federation (2 weeks in April)
Administrators with some oversight for international education programming participate in a group seminar that will focus
on the role of community colleges in higher education and the local community. Exchange knowledge and best practices with
Russian administrators in post-secondary education to lay the groundwork for institutional partnerships, faculty and student
exchanges and internships.
Fulbright International Education Administrators Program
Two week seminars to France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, UK - which help international education professionals and senior
higher education officials from the United States create empowering connections with the societal, cultural and higher
education systems of other countries.
Short-term Faculty Development Programs
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and
College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS) both provide
1-2 week intensive overseas programs or seminars for U.S. faculty and administrators. These are hosted by prestigious
academic institutions abroad and are designed to offer focused updates on global issues and regions that are shaping the
course of world events, while introducing the faculty to scholarly communities overseas.
International Research and Exchanges Board
IREX is a non-profit organization whose efforts encompass professional training, technical
assistance, and policy programs with newly-independent states, Central and Eastern Europe, Mongolia, and China.
SCCD Links with Institutions Abroad
See Faculty Exchanges