Approval Process for New Faculty-led Programs
The procedure for developing a faculty-led program at a new site is outlined below. A new site is defined as a site at which TTUHSC has not previously been engaged (no previous faculty-led programs or agreements) or a site at which there was a previous agreement, but the agreement expired and was not renewed.
For more information about current sites, visit our website. For a quick overview of the steps, please see the PDF linked here.
Exploration and Consultation
Each new program site requires a TTUHSC faculty champion. The faculty champion is responsible for maintaining contact with and developing the collaborative site. During the beginning stage of the development process, the faculty champion will identify the opportunities that exist, including interprofessional opportunities; the priorities of the collaborative site; and any constraints that would determine the capability, suitability, and sustainability of the potential site.
To begin the process of establishing a new program site, the faculty champion must consult with the Office of Global Health. This meeting is intended to discuss projects and initiatives, identify potential hurdles and challenges, as well as ensure the addition of a new site will support TTUHSC's goal of sustainability of international program sites.
After consulting with the Office of Global Health (OGH), the faculty champion must submit an International Collaboration Worksheet to OGH. The Worksheet will be reviewed by OGH prior to routing for additional review and approval at both the school level and institutional level.
Review and Approval
Step 4: School Level Approval
The faculty champion will forward the completed Worksheet to his/her school's Global Health Steering Committee. A meeting will be arranged between Steering Committee members and the faculty champion to discuss feasibility and potential impacts on international initiatives and projects currently sponsored by the school.
If approved by the Global Health Steering Committee, the Worksheet will be forwarded to the appropriate dean for review and approval.
Step 5: Institutional Level Review
All requests for new international program sites are reviewed by the TTUHSC International Affairs Council (IAC). IAC review is necessary to support TTUHSC's goal of interproffesionalism. During the review process, the IAC may request a meeting with the faculty champion to discuss the proposal in greater detail and to ask questions around the development of interprofessional opportunities.
Development and Execution
All faculty leading an international program for students are required to complete training offered by the Office of Global Health. To complete this step, please contact the Office of Global Health.
Prior to leading a program abroad, the faculty leader is required to complete a Faculty-led International Program Proposal. To receive a copy of the proposal, please contact the Office of Global Health. Upon completion, the proposal must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Global Health, the faculty champion, the Global Health Steering Committee, the department chair, the dean, and the Office of the Provost.
The faculty leader will work in collaboration with the Office of Global Health to open the application, accept student participants, and ensure all pre-departure requirements are completed by participating faculty, staff, and students.
Each future program offered at the approved site requires the completion of the Development and Execution phase outlined above. This includes the completion and approval of a Faculty-led International Program Proposal and pre-departure requirements.
After demonstrated success and sustainability of the international program site, the faculty champion will be required to submit a strategic plan to the Office of Global Health. The Office of Global Health will contact the faculty champion with the necessary templates to be used for development of the strategic plan.