Leading a STFL Program
The UW-Platteville Education Abroad Office looks forward to assisting faculty and staff in what will be a richly rewarding opportunity for not only the professional development of faculty and staff, but also the academic development of UW-Platteville students.
Faculty and academic staff interested in leading a credit-bearing STFL program must submit a detailed proposal for review by May 1 for any program they plan to offer during Winterim, Spring Break or Summer of the following academic year.
A Short-Term Faculty-Led (STFL) Program is:
✔ Faculty-directed study abroad
✔ Sponsored by UW-Platteville
✔ Credit-bearing (1-3 cr.)
✔ 1-8 weeks in duration
✔ During winterim, summer, or embedded in the semester (spring break)
✔ Financed on a cost recovery basis – students are assessed a fee to cover costs and are exempt from paying UW-Platteville tuition and fees, see UW System Administrative Policy 810.
By leading a short-term faculty-led (STFL) study abroad program, UW-Platteville faculty and staff not only contribute to the internationalization of the UW-Platteville campus, but also provide our students with a broad range of affordable study abroad options. They offer students the opportunity to participate in a program sponsored by their own university, travel and study with friends and faculty they know and trust, and earn credit that will be applied toward their degree requirements.
Any on-campus faculty or academic teaching staff may lead a STFL program. UW-Platteville non-teaching academic staff or nine-month appointments can be contracted to lead or co-lead a program. Non-teaching academic staff on 12 month appointments must seek release-time to lead or co-lead a short-term program.