Resources for Faculty & Staff
Lewis and Clark faculty have been leading Overseas and Off-Campus programs since 1962! Here is a list of leaders by semester:
And here is a list by program location:
If you want to compare programs side-by-side, this chart lists them all:
Overseas & Off-Campus Programs Committee (OOPC)
OOPC is charged with supervising the development and implementation of various aspects of overseas and off-campus study, including:
- Reviewing proposals to create new programs; advising on program development; making recommendations to the Curriculum Committee regarding approval.
- Reviewing program leader applications and selection of program leaders.
- Advising on the scope and extent of overseas and off-campus program offerings.
Composition of OOPC
OOPC includes faculty, staff and student representation. The faculty and student representatives are voting members, and the staff are ex-officio. Faculty represent each of the divisions of the undergraduate college: Humanities and World Languages, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences. Voting members serve three year terms (unless extenuating circumstances necessitate an extension). The chair of OOPC is a faculty member and serves for a one-year term. In most circumstances, the chair is a committee member who is in their second or third year of service. Positions are appointed by the Dean of the College, in consultation with the Director of Overseas & Off-Campus Programs.
Leader Application Policies and Procedures
Applications to lead overseas and off campus programs are invited from all faculty and staff with experience working directly with students in a teaching capacity. The call for applications to lead programs is typically made in the spring semester, with applications due in early October of the following academic year. In general, applications will be invited 2-3 years in advance of the scheduled program.
The Overseas and Off-Campus Programs Committee is charged with reviewing applications and selecting program leaders. The following criteria and considerations are taken into account when reviewing program leader applications:
- Qualifications, interests and goals of the applicant as expressed in the application
- Applications are welcome from tenured and non-tenured faculty, as well as staff. Priority is given to faculty, with preference for those with tenure. Junior tenure-track faculty should have their tenure file submitted by the time their program begins.
- Consideration is given to applicants involved in the establishment and ongoing development of overseas and off-campus programs for which they are applying
- Consideration of student experience and strategic needs across the full range of program offerings
Current list of committee members
- Erik Nilsen: Social Sciences representative
- Juan Carlos Toledano Redondo: Humanities representative
- Therese Augst is the Humanities representative for Fall 2022 while Juanka is on sabbatical
- Stephen Tufte: Natural Sciences representative
- Mal Spicer: Student representative
- Scott Feickert (Dean’s Office - Ex-officio)
- Blythe Knott (Overseas & Off-Campus Programs - Ex-officio)
- Kaitlin Sommerfeld (Overseas & Off-Campus Programs - Ex-officio)
- Judy Finch (Registrar’s Office - Ex-officio)
Overseas & Off-Campus Program Leaders
2024/2025 Academic Year:
- Australia: Regional Area Study
- Italy: Siena
The application deadline is Friday, September 30, 2022.
To apply, please fill out the program leader application (linked above), sign it, then have your department chair sign your application, and then bring the hard copy with both signatures to the Overseas and Off-Campus Programs office. They will submit the form to the Dean’s office for review. The Dean’s office will then deliver signed applications to Blythe Knott, to distribute to the OOPC committee.
If you have any questions about application process, the programs and/or the responsibilities of the Faculty Leader for each program, contact Blythe Knott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quick Facts: Faculty-led Programs
|Country||Semester||Is there a specific academic focus?||
Is there a language require- ment?
|Will I be teaching a course?||
Will I be grading assign- ments/ assisting with independent projects?
Should I have a love for the outdoors?
|Will I be living in multiple locations?|
Regional Area Study
|Australia||Spring/Every 3 years||Biology||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Spring||Regional Area Study w/ Language||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
Regional Area Study
|East Africa||Fall/Every 3 years||
Regional Area Study w/ Language
|Greece||Fall||Classical/ Religious Studies||No||Possibly||Yes||No||Yes|
|India||Fall||Regional Area Study||No||Possibly||Yes||No||Yes|
|Italy||Spring||Regional Area Study||Yes||No||Yes||No||No|
|Morocco||Spring||Regional Area Study||Yes||Module||Yes||No||Yes|
|New York City||Fall||Regional Area Study/ Internship||No||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|New Zealand||Spring||Regional Area Study||No||Possibly||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|SE Asia||Fall||Regional Area Study||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Fall||Regional Area Study/ Internship||No||Yes||Yes||No||No|