Study Abroad Program Proposal Submission Platform
The Study Abroad Office appreciates your interest in developing a faculty-led study abroad program. We look forward to assisting you in what will be a rewarding opportunity, both for your professional development and the academic development of BSU students.
As you may know, Goal One of Ball State University’s strategic plan states that every student will complete at least one course that includes one of the following high-impact practices (HIP): undergraduate research; immersive learning; study abroad or study away; or a course that focuses on a societal issue or global challenge and that engages students with people across diverse disciplines, cultures, and thought. In order to support this endeavor, the university commits to designating and assessing courses with these high impact practice designations. Beginning in Spring 2023, all Ball State University faculty-led study abroad programs will be designated as high impact practice courses and will undergo development, designation, and assessment to provide student recognition of HIP completion. In order to assist in providing this recognition, Study Abroad asks that you incorporate the following two HIP student learning objectives into your faculty led program course(s):
- “Students will explain (a) new or different perspective(s) as a result of learning from or with diverse communities or cultures.”
- “Students will apply previous knowledge or skills to demonstrate comprehension and performance in novel situations.”
Upon completion of the program, you will provide your assessment of the learning objectives for each student, and results will be shared with the Study Abroad Office who will synthesize the results to share with faculty and BSU administration prior to designation of completion on the student’s record.
The study abroad program proposal submission and approval process has moved to an online platform (InfoReady). Please use the link below to log into the platform with your BSU Username and password to submit your proposal.
Faculty-Led Program Proposal (InfoReady)
The components of the proposal may be familiar to those of you who have submitted proposals in the past, and you can easily cut and paste or scan and upload your required documentation. Once submitted, notifications and subsequent proposal approval routing are automated, resulting in clearer and more efficient communications. We also believe the automated routing process will result in a quicker turn-around process for proposal review and/or approval. You may submit your proposal at any time, however please submit in full by the following deadlines to ensure no delays in approval.
- Summer program - September 30
- Fall programs - September 30
- Spring programs - February 28
- Spring break programs - February 28
- Winter break programs - February 28
While we have endeavored to make the process as clear and intuitive as possible, as with any new process, there may be unforeseen issues that will need to be resolved. We therefor ask your feedback on the new process, to ensure we are meeting your needs to provide you with a quicker and easier submission process.
Thank you, and as always, please do not hesitate to contact the Study Abroad Office with any questions or concerns you may have about this, or any other issue.