A Committee comprised of faculty and deans from across the University will review and select the awardees. The Committee will meet in early February and consider the following:
- Course Concept: (Is this course one you currently already teach on campus? If so, how can you anticipate changing it with the study abroad component?)
- How well does the course support the mission/aims of your department/school/Duquesne University
- How does the proposed travel facilitate student learning? What techniques are you considering to maximize student learning?
- What kind of learning outcomes do you anticipate being possible as a result of studying/teaching abroad?
- How will you assess student learning, particularly assessments that would be distinctive to this format?
- How will you prepare students in advance of the travel? In the Break Away format, there are 7 weeks of class before the study trip. Think about how the study trip will be integrated into the course before, during and after the study abroad component? In the Summer format, address how you will prepare students in advance and whether you will create an opportunity for their learning to continue upon return?
- Use of on-site resources: One of the hallmarks of an excellent study abroad course is the utilization of resources not available at home. These resources can be of a wide variety, from physical sites to on-site experts and scholars. Suggest any such resources you may want to utilize in order to maximize student learning.