Faculty & Staff

Resources for Faculty and Staff


There are a variety of globally-focused opportunities for Sacred Heart faculty and staff to take advantage of, as well as handy resources related to Sacred Heart's Global Initiatives. Click through the links below to learn more.

Internationalization at SHU •  International Travel Policies • Fulbright Program • Partnerships and Agreements Opportunities Abroad • Awards and Grants  Study Abroad • International Mission Trips  Curricular Resources

Resources for Faculty and Staff

Internationalization at SHU

Comprehensive Internationalization “is a strategic, coordinated process that seeks to align and integrate policies, programs, and initiatives to position colleges and universities as more globally oriented and internationally connected institutions”(American Council on Education, 2013). Sacred Heart University has been accepted into the 2013-2015 American Council on Education (ACE) Internationalization Laboratory program. The Internationalization Laboratory is an invitational learning community of the ACE that helps participating colleges and universities to achieve comprehensive internationalization.

International Travel Policies

To better support international activities and to address risk management issues for the university and its faculty, staff, and students undertaking international travel, Sacred Heart established guidelines for traveling internationally on university-related business or with student groups. Note that policies specifically excludes all personal leisure or vacation travel.

Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program offers a number of year- or semester-long research and/or teaching grants for college and university faculty members at all career stages. Short-term consulting grants are also available to U.S. faculty through the Fulbright Specialist Program. Staff may also be eligible to apply to some programs.

Partnerships and Agreements

Sacred Heart has partnerships and agreements with a number of universities and programs around the world. Affiliations are formalized by the Office of Academic Affairs.

Resources for Faculty

Awards and Grants

Opportunities for faculty abroad exist in several categories, including internal and external awards and grants, and distinguished fellowships.

Opportunities Abroad

Opportunities for faculty abroad exist in several categories, including faculty exchange, faculty-led programming, globally focused conferences, International Faculty Development Seminars, distinguished fellowships, and short-term teaching opportunities.

Study Abroad

The Office of Global Affairs (OGA) offers a variety of opportunities around the world for SHU and visiting students — with programming that supports a broad range of educational, professional, and personal objectives.  The Faculty and Advisors webpage includes information on program types, university partners, advising prospective study abroad students, writing recommendations, and faculty-led programming, among other helpful resources.

International Service Programs

International Service Programs, offered by Volunteer Programs and Service Learning, provide an opportunity for students to participate in service learning abroad.  Every spring break delegations travel to Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala, where they help to build homes, schools and medical facilities for those in need. Students learn about a new culture, generosity, and local hardships and challenges. 

Curricular Resources

Global Issues in Context from Gale/Cengage furnishes a wide variety of international viewpoints on many global issues and events. You can focus on a particular country or category (environment; health; politics; economy), and (if you create an account) you can choose up to six RSS feeds from many global newspapers. Subjects areas can be approached through multi-level gateways (for example:Environmental & Climate Change, then Sea Level Rise) that co-locate summary viewpoints, videos, images podcasts, primary sources, statistics, and academic or organizational journals, some peer-reviewed. GiC can be an attractive and accessible way to introduce students to current information sources about a very wide variety of topics and differing international viewpoints. The Educator Resources tab has useful information about search tips, research guides and tools, and even lesson or session plans.