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INFORMATION FOR FACULTY

Faculty Guidelines for Program Proposals

East Carolina University offers ECU-Led Study Abroad programs which are led by ECU faculty teaching ECU courses abroad. The programs generally run anywhere from two weeks to two months and may occur over the summer, spring break, or embedded within the fall or spring semesters.
 
The programs take quite a bit of preparation and require approval from your academic unit, college or school (for the academic portion), and the Office of Global Affairs (for financial, risk assessment, and feasibility). Faculty interested in developing an ECU-Led Study Abroad program should begin planning early.

Proposal deadlines:

Program Proposal Deadlines
 
  • Fall Embedded:           April 15 of current year
  • Spring Break:              August 15 of year prior
  • Spring Embedded:      August 15 of year prior
  • Summer Session 1:     August 31 of year prior
  • Summer Session 2:     August 31 of year prior
  • Summer 11-week:       August 31 of year prior

Departmental Approval

Chairs and Deans should review program proposals by the following dates:
 
  • Fall Embedded:           April 30 of current year
  • Spring Break:              August 31 of year prior
  • Spring Embedded:      August 31 of year prior
  • Summer Session 1:    September 15 of year prior
  • Summer Session 2:    September 15 of year prior
  • Summer 11-week:       September 15 of year prior
Chairs and Deans have access to review proposals within their departments through the PiratesAbroad Portal.  A video describing access is accessible here
or you may view a PDF here.To learn more about program commitments and expectations, please refer to the Handbook for Faculty.  You can view a demonstration session of the online proposal process here.
 
To submit a proposal, please submit the following:
  • Proposal (click button below)
  • Program Budget
  • Itinerary
  • Syllabi
  • Any Other Supporting documentation
There should be a proposal for each department proposing the program.
 


For more information, please contact Whitney Morris, Coordinator, at 252-328-9218 or e-mail at morriswh@ecu.edu or Shadawn Simmons, Administrative Assistant, at 252-328-9219 or e-mail at simmonssh@ecu.edu.