The Seattle Colleges provide global opportunities so that faculty, staff and administrators will be better able to help the district fulfill the value expressed in the District strategic plan
We Value Diversity
We promote respect for the abilities and interests of each individual, awareness and understanding of all people;
and appreciate of the unique cultures of our campuses.
Seattle District Strategic Plan 2010-2015
There are many opportunities for Seattle Colleges employees to participate in professional development abroad.
They are explained in detail in the
International Professional Development Opportunities presentation.
Faculty Led Study Abroad
Faculty who would like to propose leading a group of students abroad can find procedures and proposal forms that have been
approved for use by the Vice Presidents of Instruction as of July 2012.
Faculty and Staff: SCCD Global Impact - Leader / Participant Opportunities
See Global Impact service learning site.
Some faculty and staffmay be eligible to become group leaders. All are encouraged to apply as participants.
Faculty and Staff: International Professional Development Grant
This is a special designation of funds from the presidents of the colleges of SCCD to promote faculty and staff development in the
area of international understanding through travel, teaching, research, volunteering, attending conferences or long and short term
exchanges abroad. Previously only open to faculty, these funds have been used to facilitate a variety of initiatives overseas;
research projects, guest lectureships, exchanges with sister institutions abroad, international conferences, workshops, or seminars.
Grant awardees are expected to complete the attached final report template and do a poster session at District Convocation following
their award activity.
International Professional Development Grant recipients will be able to:
Short-term Faculty Development Programs
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and
College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS) both provide
1-2 week intensive overseas programs or seminars for U.S. faculty and administrators. These are hosted by prestigious
academic institutions abroad and are designed to offer focused updates on global issues and regions that are shaping the
course of world events, while introducing the faculty to scholarly communities overseas.
International Research and Exchanges Board
IREX is a non-profit organization whose efforts encompass professional training, technical
assistance, and policy programs with newly-independent states, Central and Eastern Europe, Mongolia, and China.
SCCD Links with Institutions Abroad for Faculty or Classified/Exempt Staff Exchanges
See Institutional Linkages Abroad
Faculty: Teach FIVE Weeks in Southern China (Shenzhen, Guangzhou)
Jinan University - Summer Session
Application Start: Sept 1, 2013 until positions are full
Summer School Starts: June 24th, 2014
Summer School Ends: July 26th, 2014
This program has been running for several years. The dates are for 2014 appointments, but it will likely run in summer 2015
with similar dates. Will update as available.
Each class offers a full-semester load of course work, totaling 50 hours, condensed into 5 weeks. The language of instruction for all courses is English (except for language classes). These courses transfer to universities in the USA.
Compensation and Benefits: Competitive Salary, round-trip economy class airfare subsidy, accommodation for faculty and one family member; shared office with phone and internet; shared TA and staff support
Teaching Areas: Economics, Business, Sociology & Culture, Political Science, International Relations, Humanities, Art (possibly other fields)
Contact: Miss. Joy Chen email@example.com