Successful Study Away programs are guided by these principles.
The Study Away model enables faculty to focus on academic content and student recruitment, while support units invest the time, energy, and expertise administratively supporting your Study Away program. Faculty do what they are trained to do – provide outstanding academic experiences for students – while administrative specialists set up programs, manage budgets, and oversee risk management.
The Office of Study Away was established in May 2010 to create off-campus programs in locations in which students need no passport. The Office of Study Away provides collaborative administrative support, logistical oversight, budgeting, financial management, marketing with faculty leaders, their departments, and colleges. The Study Away staff work directly with program leaders and serves as a proxy them related to non-academic matters.
Program Leaders are the faculty and staff who serve as the instructors and on-site administrators. They share in the development, implementation, post program reporting, and financial reconciliation of the program. To increase the likelihood of a successful program, program leaders are expected to share responsibilities and to participate actively in all phases of the program.
The Study Away Office is here to help make your program work by providing these services:
Recruiting students is a joint effort among the faculty leaders, the academic departments and colleges, and the Study Away office. WKU faculty members have a wide sphere of influence and can generate a lot of interest in your programs. Word-of-mouth enthusiasm can spread among other students, working to your advantage.
The Study Away staff offers insight and guidance on how to recruit based on years of professional experience and cataloging the proven practices of your colleagues.
Ideas on recruiting (coming soon).
Propose a program by starting early.