USFN faculty exchange programs would provide participants with the opportunity to teach or conduct research for one semester, One week or one month at an overseas university. Faculty members having USFN Membership would benefit from exposure to a culturally varied and diverse faculty make-up, with an opportunity to exchange ideas and observe a variety of styles. The faculty exchange program is one way to take advantage of the benefits of diverse faculty. This process, however cannot take place overnight. It occurs slowly, one or two faculty members at a time. The need for a rich variety of ideas, cultures, thoughts, and styles, however, is immediate.
In order to facilitate the process, Foreign universities and Indian institutions collaborated with USFN can develop plans for a faculty exchange programs. The benefit will be immediate, and students will have the opportunity to learn concepts and ideas presented in an entirely new and different manner. The faculty exchange programs present a unique opportunity for interaction between Foreign universities and Indian institutions. They will create a greater bond among the concerned institutions and will be a powerful recruitment and retention tool.
To ensure that the faculty exchange runs properly, USFN insists to understand the responsibilities of Foreign universities and Indian institutions as outlined below.
Three basic schemes may define the nature of the USFN Faculty Exchange and the responsibilities of the visiting faculty member. Combinations of all three are possible as arranged in each individual case.
Host institution will arrange housing and visiting, faculty member will pay for the cost . The Host Institution will be the Collaborated Institution of USFN.
Visiting scholars will be provided with a salary commensurate with teaching load asked for by the host institution ( USFN Collaborated Institution) and agreed upon by the visitor Such salary may include the provision of free housing and/or board at no cost to the individual but in any case, host institution (USFN Collaborated Institution) will help visitors find housing. The host institution (USFN Collaborated Institution) will assign the visiting professor an agreed upon number of courses to teach throughout the semester , week or a month. If course evaluations are issued, the host institution (USFN Collaborated Institution) will forward them to the faculty visitor upon completion of the exchange semester.
The visiting faculty will be on sabbatical or equivalent leave during the proposed semester of overseas exchange. The exchange will last one semester, One week or one month as arranged in advance. Depending on the scheme chosen, the faculty visitor will be responsible for various costs which may include room, board, personal living expenses on site, research costs, etc. Upon completion of the exchange, the visiting professor will submit a summary of his/her experience to the USFN, the host institution and the home institution.
The purpose of this program is to match faculty members (having USFN Membership) from the Institutions collaborated with USFN for the partial design and teaching of a course. Each professor will be expected to travel to the partner institution for a week, a month or a semester. In that week, month or semester the professor will teach a class, meet with other faculty members in order to discuss future potential projects, give an open lecture to the community, etc. An institutional support form is required.
Expose students to international faculty members, promote internationally curricula, promote joint teaching programs, integrate activities with students from universities in different countries, open doors to possibilities for future collaborations.
This form must be submitted by the interested Faculty Member having USFN Membership.
Please review your application carefully before submitting it.
All applications will be reviewed by USFN. USFN will then make an effort to find a match in a different country for every proposal.
USFN will contact all the proposed matched faculty groups.
USFN appreciates your participation in this initiative. If you have any inquiries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org