Faculty-led programs are offered by TU faculty where learning is facilitated through faculty’s expertise and connections in a global context. Faculty utilize the international location to augment student’s learning and guide the academic component in the context of local culture and site-enhanced activities. Faculty-led programs are designed for the student who desire to study abroad within a TU environment of faculty and peers. Often times students who participate on a faculty-led program return to campus with a desire to study abroad on a more independent program and/or becoming more intentionally engaged with Tulsa’s local community to remain engaged with global issues.
There are two types of faculty-led programs, Short Term Programs and May Extension Programs.
Short Term Programs
Short term programs occur over TU’s spring or fall breaks (typically a week-long program). Faculty offering a short-term programs do so in conjunction with a regular course. Students enroll in the course and may choose to participate in the travel component for a program fee. The week-long experience enhances course learning because of the site-specific activities that demonstrate application of knowledge learned in the classroom. However, the study abroad component is in addition to the regular course and does not factor into the final grade, therefore those students who cannot participate are no penalized.
May Extension Programs
May extension programs are 1 – 2 week long study abroad experiences following the completion of a 3-credit hour spring course. May extension programs provide an intensive “living lab” experience where students apply knowledge learned during the regular term in a global setting. Students enroll in the spring course with the understanding that the 1 to 2 week study abroad component is required and factors into the final grade for the course. Following the completion of the regular spring term, students will receive a N/G designation until the study abroad component is completed in which the N/G will be replaced with a grade. There is a program fee associated with the May extension program however the advantage is a 1 to 2 week global experience that directly relates to the content learned during the semester for no additional tuition costs.
For more information on TU Faculty Led courses, contact:
Candice Chinsethagid, Coordinator, Short-Term Programs