NEW PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Have a great idea for a study abroad or U.S.-based study away program?
Have a great idea for a study abroad or U.S.-based study away program? The field of global education is rapidly expanding. The increasing complexity, growing need to manage risk, and the expanding number of new programs require effective communication and cooperation among faculty and administrators. The Global Education Office (GEO) can support you in developing a program proposal and guide you through the Duke approval process for a new study away program.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - SUMMER 2024
GEO wishes to consider new program models, program lengths, and course offerings that can meet departmental needs and major requirements. We are rethinking the student learning experience and looking for new ideas to incorporate experiential components into our summer programs. We are currently developing summer programs for 2024 and beyond.
The deadline to submit a proposal for a summer 2024 program is Monday, January 2, 2023. You can find the RFP details and supplemental information here:
We encourage anyone interested in being involved in GEO programming to meet with a GEO director before submission. Contact us for more details, firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
An individual faculty member and the Global Education Office for Undergraduates (GEO), generally have responsibility for developing a new Duke-administered study abroad or U.S.-based study away program. In developing the program, the faculty member and GEO staff will work in consultation with the academic department head of the sponsoring unit, the faculty-led Duke Global Education Committee, and other appropriate Duke departments and administrators.
We are currently in an active RFP for summer programs.
If you are interested in developing a summer program review the RFP details and supplemental planning documents here: https://duke.box.com/v/geo-rfp-materials. Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the proposal process, we recommend you meet with a GEO director to review your proposal before submitting it.
If you are interested in developing a semester or year-long program, please contact the GEO directors at email@example.com.
The individual faculty member initiates the approval process by obtaining permission to proceed from their academic department head.
All study abroad and U.S.-based programs sponsored by Duke University must be approved by the appropriate officials at Duke to ensure that the program adheres to university policies and procedures. The approval process also serves as a “checks and balances” to ensure that appropriate provisions were made for the program’s implementation. New programs should not be publicized until approval has been secured.
Once a ‘Request for Approval’ form has been reviewed and approved by the faculty-led Global Education Committee, GEO will be responsible for notifying the faculty member and department head that the program proposal has received final approval. The original 'Request for Approval' will be filed in the Global Education Office.
If approval is not given, or if the faculty committee has feedback or requires follow-up action on the proposal, the notification generally comes directly from the committee chair.
Programs that have been approved to run will be evaluated by students, and assessed by GEO and the Duke Assessment Office through the use of program and course evaluations.
It is highly preferred that faculty begin by developing a summer program, as this permits both faculty and the GEO to gauge student interest before developing a semester program.
Completed summer 2024 program proposals should be submitted via the online form: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eal6Ppkf1sWokDA.
Once reviewed, a recommendation will be made to the faculty Global Education Committee. Approved programs are jointly administered by the GEO and any departmental or organizational sponsors.
Deadline: For the active RPF for 2024 summer programs, the deadline is Monday, January 2, 2023.