Teaching through TnCIS

TnCIS accepts applications to teach in its study abroad programs from faculty members at any Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) member institution. The course offerings are different each year. Faculty members from all member institutions are invited to submit an application to teach a course in their field in one of the existing programs. Please check with the Study Abroad Coordinator to determine if you qualify to be approved to teach in a TnCIS program (i.e. some institutions do not approve adjunct faculty applications.) The course can be a regular offering in your department which you adapt to teach abroad or you might also use a special topics or seminar course to do something abroad which is more unique. Most courses in the TnCIS program are first and second year courses due to the fact that the students who sign up are university and community college students, (the large majority are community college students).

Applicants should keep in mind that all components of the application will be taken into consideration during the approval process. A competitive application would indicate the academic need and integrity of the course proposed, appropriateness of the course in the program location, as well as a demonstrated understanding of study abroad on the applicant’s part. Furthermore, please be aware that once approved, the complete application will be forwarded to the TnCIS Advisory Council, TBR, and eventually accessible to all TnCIS institutions.

Faculty Benefits of Teaching a TnCIS course

Faculty members teaching in a TnCIS program receive the following:
• $2,000 remuneration from TnCIS
• Any required visitor's visa (cost reimbursement)
• Roundtrip international airline ticket out of Nashville, Tennessee
• Room and board during the program
• All transportation and entry tickets on sponsored excursions

and Limited health insurance while abroad

Please see the TnCIS website for more information.