Faculty & Staff Resources

Education Abroad supports global learning by providing opportunities for Texas Woman’s University students to engage in global learning opportunities both abroad and domestically. These transformational experiences help TWU students connect what they are learning in their classes to a broader global context.

After engaging in an Education Abroad program, students will have a more complex understanding of and the ability to integrate the following concepts:

  • Global Awareness: knowledge related to how environmental, social, cultural, political, and economic systems impact the world
  • Global Perspective: ability to examine links between one’s own life and the diverse lives of others
  • Global Engagement: intentionally participating in intercultural interactions and problem solving

Please utilize the following resources if you are a faculty or staff member interested in supporting the mission of Education Abroad.

Faculty Resources

For a quick overview of International Affairs resources for new faculty, download our one page handout International Affairs Faculty Resources [PDF]

TWU Faculty-Led Programs

TWU has a long standing tradition of faculty incorporating international or domestic academic travel components into their coursework. These are often short-term (1-3 week) experiences which can contribute to course contact hour requirements. Education Abroad manages the approval process for Faculty-Led Abroad Courses and can provide support in the planning and execution of courses with a domestic (out-of-state) or international travel component.

For the most up to date resources and information regarding planning, course development, approval, and implementation of faculty-led abroad programs, please utilize our Faculty-Led Resource Site linked below.

Visiting Faculty Appointment Abroad

Harlaxton College
Harlaxton College

Harlaxton College, located in the English countryside, is a Victorian manor house owned by the University of Evansville (UE) and operated as a unique study abroad program for students around the United States. Students can apply to study at Harlaxton for both the fall and spring semesters, as well as a five-week summer program.

As a partner of the Harlaxton College Program, TWU faculty have an opportunity to apply to teach at Harlaxton College during the fall, spring or summer terms. These visiting faculty appointments provide a unique opportunity for students studying abroad at Harlaxton to form connections with faculty while living and learning abroad.


Eligibility & Application Process

Positions for three faculty from the University Evansville are reserved each semester. The remaining appointments--generally five or more per semester--are open to partner faculty. Preference is given to faculty whose academic discipline best matches Harlaxton’s needs and the academic level and interests of Harlaxton’s undergraduate students.

TWU applicants must:

  • be employed as full-time faculty at TWU
  • have completed 6 years of teaching at TWU
  • be supported by their academic component leader and dean

Application Materials/Process

  1. Complete the Harlaxton College Visiting Faculty Application [Google Doc]
  2. Provide an updated Curriculum Vita
  3. Email application and CV to International Affairs at intloffice@twu.edu
  4. Application deadlines each year:
    1. Summer due: November 15th
    2. Fall or Spring due: March 15th
  5. TWU’s Academic Council will review applications and select TWU's nominees for Harlaxton’s visiting faculty positions. TWU’s nominees will then participate in Harlaxton’s review, evaluation, and selection process.

Application Deadlines

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Semester / Term Application Deadlines
Summer November 15th (App due approx. 18 months in advance of semester abroad)
Fall March 15th (App due approx. 18 months in advance of semester abroad)
Spring March 15th (App due approx. 22 months in advance of semester abroad)


Student Recruitment & Responsibilities

Faculty who have been selected by Harlaxton College for Visiting Faculty Appointments will ultimately need their courses to meet minimum enrollment requirements, or their courses along with their subsequent appointment may be canceled. Below are some tools and tips for marketing and recruiting for your courses:

  • Aim to recruit at minimum 3-5 students from TWU
  • Work with the Academic Advisor for your department to determine the TWU equivalency of the courses you will be teaching at Harlaxton.
    • Will your course(s) count toward a TWU major or minor? 
    • What requirement(s) will this course(s) satisfy?
    • Will your course(s) count toward TWU Core? If so, which core requirement?
  • Create a flyer promoting your coursework abroad. Resources:
  • Promote your course via the following channels:
    • Ask colleagues within your department to share course details with their classes
    • Share details with Academic Advisors who work with students within your academic component area
    • Share recruitment materials during TWU events (examples: Pioneer Preview, New Student Orientation, Transfer Connection)
    • Share recruitment materials with Harlaxton College to be shared with students at other partner institutions
    • Connect with relevant student organizations
    • Utilize digital signage on campus, social media, Pioneer Portal announcements, and the TWU Lasso.
    • Work with the TWU Student Union & TWU University Housing to post flyers in student lounges and residence halls

TWU Education Abroad provides the following services:

  • Manages the student registration and pre-departure process.
    • Students can register to participate in the Harlaxton College Program online at abroad.twu.edu's Harlaxton College Program page.
  • Promotion and recruitment through:
    • Education Abroad website
    • Education Abroad social media
    • Education Abroad Fair
    • Classroom and TWU event presentation(s)
    • Education Abroad advising
    • Sharing Visiting Faculty Appointment with TWU Marketing & Communication

Harlaxton College Visiting Faculty from TWU

As a partner of the Harlaxton College Program, TWU faculty are sometimes selected to teach at Harlaxton during the summer or semester terms. These visiting faculty appointments provide a unique opportunity for TWU students to form connections with our faculty while living and learning abroad, even if not taking a course directly from that faculty member.

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