ZSEIFS Eligibility and Selection Process
Eligibility and Selection Process
Applications will be made available to faculty in the fall prior to the program. Examples of successful applications from past seminars are available here on the application webpage. The number of spots available will vary from year to year and will be announced at the time that applications are made available.
To be eligible for the ZSEIFS, the following requirements must be met:
- Full-time faculty member employed by WKU;
- Department and College endorsement (to be indicated on application form);
- Cost-share from university or grant-based sources;
- Capable of meeting the potential physical demands of the Seminar--which may vary depending on location. For more information on the expected physical demands, contact OIP (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the designated Faculty Leader.
**No children/dependents will be permitted to accompany ZSEIFS participants.
NOTE: Although we will give preference to faculty members limited (or no) international professional experience, faculty with international experience are eligible for participation in the ZSEIFS.
ZSEIFS FALL SEMESTER TIMELINE
ZSEIFS application made available on website
Click here to view ZSEIFS application materials.
ZSEIFS applications due
See application for instructions on how to submit a ZSEIFS application. Announcement of select participants will be made no later than the first week of November.
Deadline to accept participation
Participants who confirm acceptance must submit their spring semester teaching schedule.
ZSEIFS SPRING SEMESTER TIMELINE
Spring Semester Meeting Schedule
The ZSEIFS faculty leader and OIP will set the shcedule for meetings based around the faculty participants' schedules. Participants may meet up to two times per month.
Monthly Meetings Begin
Participants in the ZSEIFS cohort will begin meeting to deepen their understanding of the target-country and analyze it from their respective disciplines.
All participants must have a valid passport.
ZSEIFS Bibliography Due
Spring meetings continue. ZSEIFS participants' comprehensive biblography is due.
The faculty leader will conduct a pre-departure prior to the in-country portion.
While in country, participants will be meet with scholars and professionals, pursue their individual goals, connect and network with co-participants, and visit key cultural sites.
July - August
60 Days Post-ZSEIFS Progress Updates
Program evaluations and 60 days post-ZSEIFS progress updates are due to OIP.
Integration & Application
Upon return from the in-country portion, ZSEIFS participants will integrate their newly gained knowledge into courses, contribute to IYO based programming, and continue pursuing ZSEIFS related goals.