Proposing a Berea International Summer Term (BIST) course
The timeline for proposing summer international courses for 2017 follows. The timeline should help facilitate such work as:
- getting passports and visas,
- scheduling appropriate inoculations and
- processing student loan and grant applications.
Fall Term 2015: Before creating a proposal, faculty interested in proposing an international summer course should discuss the possibility with his/her Program Chair and his/her Division Chair.
January 15, 2016: Faculty who want to propose an international summer course submit to the Academic Vice President’s Office:
- A completed Summer International Course Proposal Form (see attached)
- A tentative budget (airfare, food, lodging, fees, books, other), and
- A draft itinerary.
January 29, 2016: Deadline for Division Chairs to submit their Division’s international summer course proposals to the Academic Vice President’s Office.
March 1, 2016: Academic Vice President’s Office, in consultation with the Center for International Education, reviews proposals. Faculty are notified of provisional approval.
March 18, 2016: Approved courses submit full budget to the Center for International Education, for review and final approval by the Academic Vice President’s Office.
April 15, 2016: Have General Education requirements and academic program / cross-listings designations completed.
October 1, 2016: Final budget confirmed by BIST instructors and approved by the CIE and the Academic Vice President’s Office. Please note that this is a tight schedule and so it will be difficult to consider late proposals.
- BIST Course Proposal Form for Summer 2018 (.docx file)
- Faculty Guidelines for Summer BIST 2018 (.docx file)
- Intent to Propose a BIST Course Form (.docx file)
- BIST Instructors Handbook (.pdf file)
For More Information
Dr. Richard Cahill, Director of International Education; Associate Professor of History.