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EDUCATION ABROAD

Wonderful as it can be, teaching shorttheir responsibility is in terms of reporting
incidents to us. Then, depending on the term programs abroad is not for everyone.
situation, we've got a clear set of protocols "At St. Olaf, it's been a pretty self-selecting
to follow. Of course, you can never imagine group," Tuma says. "I've had faculty say to
what each situation might be, but as long me, 'I no more want to spend 24 hours a
as we have our procedures in place and our day with a group of students for a month
faculty trained in what to do, then you just than anything. You couldn't get me to teach
work your way through each situation as a class abroad.'" Rees agrees. "It's necessary
for faculty to be aware of and responsible
best you can."
A good way to help prepare faculty to for eventualities that may occur with student
teach in short-term programs is to host an welfare," he says. "If you're not willing to acevent for them. "I run a how-to workshop cept this level of responsibility, you shouldn't
for faculty every semester, with a panel of get involved in study abroad."
veteran faculty who tell about their experiences, and I guide those present through Promote Productive, Respectful
the nuts and bolts of how things work," says Collaboration With Faculty
Chieffo. "On short-term programs there's A central goal of both faculty and adminless room for error. A problem that might istrators should be to not only avoid the
seem insignificant on a semester program potential pitfalls of creating and maintaining
can dominate a short-term program, so it's faculty-led programs, but to work together
even more important to stay ahead of the in ways that are truly collaborative and mucurve and anticipate problems."1-2 pg Ad IE May-Jun 2015.pdf 1 and supportive. PM
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"Faculty teaching abroad need as much
support as possible," says Rees. "They are in a
foreign country with students. They can't be
hamstrung with too many rules and regulations dictated from home. They need flexibility
and understanding in applying available funds,
for example. My institution does a good job in
this respect. But the budget is a heavy burden,
and administrators need to understand what
it is like to operate in a foreign environment."
Chieffo says that viewing faculty "as
partners" is important. "We need to offer
the faculty the support they need to manage a group of students well while teaching
their course. But on the flip side, we need to
recognize when someone is simply not fit
for the job, or when the level of support they
need exceeds what is reasonable or feasible
for us to provide."
Gaudette's experience as both an administrator and as a faculty member who has taught
abroad is helpful in seeing both sides of the



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Pathfinders
Job Search: An American Tale
On the Rise
Frontlines
In Brief
Voices
Education Abroad
Foreign Student Affairs
International Enrollment
Forum
In Focus
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