International Professional Development
Advising Xavier University Students
Xavier University's mission involves preparing students for service
and leadership in a global society. We
realize that a crucial ingredient in the success of our leaders is a meaningful
and relevant international experience. Thus, we encourage every Xavier
student to participate in a meaningful international experience that will enhance
their academic and career goals. It is our goal to facilitate relevant international
opportunities for students in every academic major. We encourage faculty
and staff to learn more about Xavier international opportunities and our
policies and procedures for participation.
We invite all faculty and staff to get involved in building our
capacity to graduate students from Xavier with outstanding international
experience. Professional Development
Some of the suggested ways to get involved in the internationalization of Xavier are:
- Serving on
International Activities on Campus
Please check this site often for professional development
opportunities for faculty and staff.
The objective of the XIC (Xavier Internationalizes the
Curriculum) Grants is to support faculty development in the intercultural
and international arena and to internationalize the curriculum. For example,
funds can be used to attend conferences or faculty development seminars in the
US or abroad and to use the insights gained to revise, enhance or design a new
course; to design intercultural or international multimedia materials and
incorporate them into classes at Xavier; or to develop new study abroad
opportunities for Xavier students.
The objective of the XIC-2 (Xavier Internationalizes the
Curriculum-2) competition is to fund courses and projects that afford
Xavier students opportunities to study and/or conduct research abroad under the
guidance and supervision of Xavier faculty members.
The Fulbright Scholar Programs offer U.S. faculty,
administrators, professionals, and independent scholars the opportunity to
conduct research; lecture; collaborate with counterparts in other countries on
curriculum and faculty development; assist in institutional planning; faculty
and student exchange; and Summer seminars or institutes for students and
faculty. The awards cover a wide variety of disciplines and sub-disciplines. The
competition opens March 1. For additional information on the varieties of
grant oportunities please visit the Fulbright web site or contact Dr. Steven
Salm at (504) 520-5272 firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. Torian L. Lee at (504) 520-5490 email@example.com.
The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
offers educators the opportunity to participate in International Faculty
Development Seminars (IFDS). The seminars are hosted by prestigious academic
institutions abroad and focus on internationalizing the curricula. The CIEE has
offered over 150 seminars in about 40 countries worldwide.
Brethren Colleges Abroad offers a series of seminars each year for college and university
faculty and administrators. These theme-based seminars, held at BCA study
centers around the world, give participants insight into a specific theme or
topic, as well as help in understanding the host country and its culture.
International research is a good way for faculty and staff to make
connections in other countries while enhancing your professional
qualifications. Your peers in other countries are often a great way to
network, find resources, and partner on research.
Salzburg Global Seminar offers a series of seminars each year for
college and university faculty and administrators. These theme-based seminars
give participants insight into a specific theme or topic.
Xavier faculty are encouraged to explore opportunities to design,
teach, and/or participate in international programs for our students. To begin, familiarize yourself with the XULA Guidelines for developing faculty-led programs.
There are many different
ways to get involved in student international programs.
International Travel Registration
For faculty, staff and administrators traveling on university
business, please complete the Travel Registration Form and send all supporting
documentation to Mr. Torian L. Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This document was inspired
by the Office for International Programs at NCA&T State University