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International faculty exchange program opportunities for 2007-08 academic year announced

BOONE—The Office of International Education and Development (OIED) at Appalachian State University has announced the International Faculty Exchange Program (IFEP) for the 2007-08 academic year.

“The exchanges are intended to provide Appalachian faculty members with the knowledge needed to help them infuse global issues into the courses they teach and integrate study abroad into the curricula at Appalachian, while providing them with collaborative research and teaching opportunities abroad,” says Dr. Jesse Lutabingwa, associate vice chancellor for international education and development.

Appalachian’s exchange faculty members will gather information and provide advice to OIED about the programs and courses available at host institutions abroad, as well as student welfare issues.

Exchange visits are generally for periods of a semester or full academic year. Financial support is provided as replacement salary to the exchange faculty’s department at Appalachian in the amount of $12,000 for a semester or $24,000 for a full year. The exchange faculty member continues to receive his or her salary and benefits while participating in the exchange program. OIED awards four to six international faculty exchanges annually.

Any tenured or tenure-track member of the faculty at Appalachian is eligible for consideration for an IFEP assignment. Exchange applications and proposals are due to OIED by Friday, Jan. 12, 2007. Faculty members selected to participate in IFEP will be notified in writing by Jan. 30, 2007. Exchanges are expected to take place during the 2007-08 academic year (July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008).

For an application form and program guidelines, visit http://www.international.appstate.edu/faculty/index.htm.

For more information on the International Faculty Exchange Program, contact Bob White, executive director, Office of International Education and Development, at (828) 262-2046 or whitera@appstate.edu.

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