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Developing a Faculty-Directed Program

In compliance with Administrative Regulation 4:9, all credit-bearing, education abroad experiences must be reviewed and approved at the college-level and must also be reviewed, approved and managed by Education Abroad at UK. Education Abroad at UK asks faculty and staff members organizing credit-bearing, faculty-led, education abroad programs to submit the appropriate forms and documentation at least 6-8 months prior to program departure.

Please direct questions to Ms. Abby Hollander, at a.hollander@uky.edu. Questions regarding institutional risk management issues should be directed to UK Risk Management, 306 Peterson Service Building, ljdrap2@email.uky.edu.

New UK Sponsored Programs

The following form should be completed by faculty and staff wishing to direct a credit-bearing UK Sponsored program for the first time at the University of Kentucky or to renew a program that was conducted at the University of Kentucky prior to spring 2011.

Education Abroad UK Sponsored Proposal NEW PROGRAM [.pdf]
Education Abroad UK Sponsored Proposal NEW PROGRAM [.doc]

Recurring UK Sponsored Programs

The following form should be used by faculty and staff who wish to renew a credit-bearing UK Sponsored program that has been conducted at the University of Kentucky spring 2011 or after.  

Recurring Education Abroad UK Sponsored Proposal REPEAT PROGRAM [.pdf]
Recurring Education Abroad UK Sponsored Proposal REPEAT PROGRAM [.doc] 

Curricular Oversight of UK Sponsored Programs

To ensure appropriate academic oversight, the University Senate requires that all UK courses taught as part of a credit-bearing, faculty-directed, education abroad program obtain college-level Curriculum Committee/Education Policy Committee approval each time the course is taught abroad. This requirement applies to all courses, even those that have already been approved by the University Senate to be taught domestically. The purpose of the approval is to ensure that UK courses taught abroad meet college-approved learning objectives and outcomes. The Curriculum Committee Approval for Education Abroad form must be submitted to Education Abroad at UK at least 2 months prior to program departure.

Education Abroad UK Sponsored Curriculum Approval Form [.pdf] 
Education Abroad UK Sponsored Curriculum Approval Form [.doc]

UK Faculty-Directed Program Development Grant

The International Center (UKIC) maintains a fund to support faculty international travel for the purposes of establishing a UK faculty-directed education abroad program. Grants may be awarded for either a course that embeds an international education travel component into a fall or spring residential course or a program to be offered during the summer or winter intersessions. The proposal must relate to a new program that will be offered within two years of receipt of funding. Applicants must be eligible to receive at least 25% matching funds (e.g., cash or in-kind contributions) from their college/department or external funding sources and are strongly encouraged to seek additional funding sources.

More information on the grant and submission process can be found here in a PDF format or in a Word Document.

We are happy to support UK faculty in developing faculty-directed programs. We encourage you to learn more about the Fall 2012 recipients of our Education Abroad Program Development Grant by clicking here.