The Curriculum Integration Process
CI is a highly collaborative process whereby OSA staff partner with key faculty and administrative staff in academic units to identify specific courses as well as timing opportunities within a curriculum where a study abroad experience could be attainable. OSA staff then research course offerings and experiential learning opportunities both at current partner institutions as well as other potential international sites and present these findings to faculty and staff within the unit. This information is reviewed by faculty to assess curricular fit and, if appropriate, added as a suitable option for students to pursue abroad. The culmination of this work is the production of study abroad materials that highlight a portfolio of vetted study abroad programs and courses specific to that major. These materials will help guide both students and their academic advisors in planning for study abroad experiences during their academic career.
The OSA is interested in working with faculty and administrative staff in departments and schools across campus to engage their units in study abroad curriculum integration. If you are interested in learning more and/or would like to become involved in this project, please contact Alexis McKinley Jones at 785-864-7812 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To ensure the goals of the CI initiative are met and to actively engage faculty and administrators in the development, selection and approval of programs for their students, the Office of Study Abroad is pleased to offer grant funds in support of faculty/staff travel either to an existing international site or to a new potential partner for the purposes of developing new study abroad opportunities for KU students.