Call for Faculty Participation – 2016 USG China General Studies

“This is a call for faculty participation in the USG Summer Study in China to be conducted between May 8 and June 5, 2016. The Call for Faculty Participation and application form are attached for your information.  The program has been sponsored by the USG Asia Council every year since 2005. All academic fields will be considered in the application, except science courses involving labs.  Descriptions of the program can be found at   Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Thank you.”

USG Asia Council

Call for Faculty Participation

 2016 Summer Study Abroad in China—General Studies Program

May 8–June 5, 2016

The 2016 Summer Study Abroad in China program is inviting USG faculty members to teach for the program between May 8 and June 5, 2016. The program is sponsored by the Asia Council of the University System of Georgia (USG), and is open to all students and faculty of USG institutions. The program is hosted by Zhengzhou University in Henan Province. Zhengzhou is Henan’s capital city with a population of more than seven millions. The program’s itinerary also includes visits to some well-known cultural, historical and geological sites in Beijing, Xi’an, Dengfeng, Luoyang, and Shanghai.

The 2016 program is looking for faculty members who are able to teach two undergraduate courses at lower and/or upper divisions. All fields will be considered, except science courses involving labs. Course delivery and learning assessments such as examinations and assignments are to be comparable to those required in regular classes taught at a USG institution. Please visit the program website at for examples of prior courses and related information. The deadline to apply for the 2016 program participation is April 1, 2015. A faculty guide concerning terms and conditions of participation are available upon request.

Since the program is financially self-supported, faculty members are expected to engage in active student recruiting. The minimum recruiting target is six students per faculty, although there is some flexibility on the quota depending on the overall student enrollment figure. The program will provide some financial support for participating faculty to cover their expenses in student recruitments.

The program will cover participating faculty’s travel costs, which include round-trip airline tickets to and from China, domestic transportation in China, lodging, entrance fees to cultural sites, and group meals. The program will also provide faculty with per diem compensation for the period of program operation in China. The program, however, will not cover summer teaching stipend. Faculty members can negotiate with their home institution on their summer stipend. Most institutions will provide this kind of stipend based on certain formulas. A faculty’s spouse may travel with the program but needs to pay the cost of all travel-related expenses.