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.
Resources for Faculty and Staff
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.
The Faculty and Staff Survey of Global Experience exists to gather information about the wide array of expertise and talent offered by the faculty and staff at Sacred Heart University. This information will also increase the University’s understanding of and accessibility to campus expertise. Take the survey now.
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.
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.
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
Opportunities for faculty abroad exist in several categories, including internal and external awards and grants, and distinguished fellowships.
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.
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.
Mission trips, 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.