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Signature Courses Abroad

Are you interested in teaching your Signature Course abroad? If so, we are happy to report that leadership in UGS and the International Office has approved a pilot for two Signature Courses to be taught overseas as Maymesters in 2020/2021. The application is now open for interested faculty members to apply to teach their existing Signature Course abroad, and proposals are due no later than Jan. 18, 2019.

The First-Year Experience Office and the Study Abroad Office will be holding two information sessions where we will review the proposal process, discuss the elements of a strong Maymester proposal, and give faculty members an opportunity to ask questions. If you would like to attend one of these sessions, please RSVP at the link below (if you are unable to attend but would still like more information, please complete the RSVP form and indicate that you would like more information sent to you).

Information Sessions for Signature Course Faculty

  • Tuesday, Oct. 9, 9:30-10:30am, MAI 202
  • Thursday, Oct. 11, 3:30-4:30pm, IO 118
  • RSVP here

Please note the following regarding Signature Courses Abroad (Maymester in 2020 and 2021)

  • Only established Signature Courses will be considered. Therefore, if 2019-2020 is the first time you are teaching your course, you will need to wait until the next application cycle to propose your course as a Maymester (2022-2023).
  • Applications for Signature Course Maymesters are not limited to those faculty members already scheduled to teach in spring semesters. If you normally teach in the fall or summer, you may still apply to teach your Signature Course as a Maymester. If selected, your course will be moved to the Maymester offering and no longer offered on campus during the academic years it will be taught abroad.
  • You must agree and be available to teach your Signature Course abroad (in the same location) for a two-year period (Maymester 2020 and 2021).
  • Teaching your Signature Course in the Maymester format is considered a spring course (not a summer course), and follows standard Signature Course funding to the home schools and colleges.