Short-term Faculty Exchange Program

Call for Expressions of Interest

from Faculty Members

Spring 2022 Short-term Faculty Exchange Program Proposal Form
Deadline: September 30, 2021

A note about the pandemic:  Due to the great uncertainty that exists, the implementation of this program will continue to be subject to the conditions that exist in different countries within the coming months. We invite those interested to submit proposals that can be developed remotely in case of face-to-face travel cannot occur. We also welcome proposals for virtual collaboration using a COIL-based methodology.

The purpose of this program is to match faculty members from CONAHEC member institutions who will collaborate in the partial design and teaching of a course. Each professor will be expected to travel (if conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic allow for it) to the partner institution for a week during the winter/spring semester (between January and June). In that week the professor will teach a class, meet with other faculty members in order to discuss future potential projects, give an open lecture to the community, etc. Professors are also expected to organize a virtual activity to give their students the opportunity to collaborate. Sending institutions are expected to cover the cost of the flight for their own professor and accommodations and meals for visiting professors, so, an institutional support form is required. 

 Expected Results:
Expose students to international faculty members, promote international curricula, promote joint teaching programs, integrate activities with students from universities in different countries, open doors to possibilities for future collaborations.

How it works:

  • CONAHEC member institutions interested will be responsible for reaching out to different faculties and schools within their own institution to identify faculty members interested in participating. 

  • Once identified, interested faculty members should send a proposal to CONAHEC using the form below by the deadline listed above when there is an open competition.

  • Joint proposals from universities who wish to collaborate are encouraged

    • We advise all interested professors to first identify a potential match, reach out and submit a joint application..

  • CONAHEC will identify similar project proposals and will then notify the respective institutions.. 

    • ​Please note that suggesting a faculty member to work with or at least a partner institution will considerably increase your chances to get matched.

  • The group of collaborating faculty members will design the syllabus and activities to be implemented during the one-week visits. A preliminary plan will be sent to CONAHEC as the initial deliverable.

  • Selected faculty members will participate in the short-term faculty exchange between January and June, 2022.

  • Alternatively, faculty are also welcome to submit proposals that involve fully virtual collaborations using a COIL-based methodology.

What is expected of participants?

Selected participants are expected to complete the following tasks as part of their participation in this program:

Before Visit:

  • A potential match is introduced to faculty member. Both participants are expected to establish communication to have an initial conversation.
  • After match is confirmed, faculty members are expected to establish communication to brainstorm and agree on the different activities planned for the one-week visit. A planning activity document should be sent to CONAHEC prior to the semester start.
  • Participants are responsible for the arrangement of their own flight and will coordinate with host institution about housing and meals during the one-week visit.

During Visit (each professor is expected to participate in a one-week visit):

  • Visiting professor will teach or co-teach his/her colleague’s classes.
  • Visiting professor will offer a lecture on his/her expertise open to the community.
  • Visiting professor will meet with various academic departments to discuss potential future projects.
  • Professors are highly encouraged to participate in a community outreach activity.
  • An online/virtual activity will be organized by the professors to give students from both institutions the opportunity to interact. This activity could take place anytime during the semester.

After Visit:

  • Professors are expected to share the evaluation survey with their own students.
  • Each professor will complete a final report by the end of the semester. This report will be sent to CONAHEC.