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Visiting Scholar Applications

The School of Education welcomes potential visiting scholars who are interested in working with faculty members in our department. The below information describes the SOE’s procedures for reviewing applications from potential visiting scholars. Please note that potential visiting scholars require a faculty sponsor in the School of Education. This faculty member will submit the application on the potential scholar’s behalf.

Step 1: The faculty sponsor contacts the chair of the Welfare Committee to communicate his or her intention to propose a visiting scholar.

Step 2: The faculty sponsor completes the below application form on behalf of the scholar and submits it to the Welfare Committee for initial review. Please note that this application form is due by September 1 for intended arrival the following Spring or by February 1 for intended arrival the following Fall.

Step 3: The Welfare Committee reviews the application. If the application passes initial review, the Welfare Committee will request that program area faculty review the application.

Step 4: Program area faculty review the application. Faculty should consider the visiting scholar’s contribution to the field and his/her potential contribution to the SOE and university.

Step 5: In consultation with the program area faculty and the director of the SOE, the Welfare Committee prepares a recommendation.

Step 6: The Welfare Committee presents its recommendation to the faculty and the faculty vote to approve the scholar. Supplemental materials will be circulated to faculty prior to the faculty meeting.

Step 7: If the applicant is an international scholar, the faculty sponsor and scholar should complete the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) visiting scholar approval process. Please note that completed documents are due to OISS six weeks before the scholar’s arrival.


Visiting Scholar Application

Faculty sponsors in the School of Education should complete and submit this form on behalf of the visiting scholar applicant.
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  • Please provide a brief statement of purpose that describes the applicant's research program and his or her interest in working with School of Education faculty.
  • Please provide a brief description of the applicant's level of expertise, collaborative history, and any other attributes that should be considered.
  • Please describe the applicant's potential contributions to the faculty sponsor's research or teaching program, the department, or to the university.
  • Please acknowledge below that the SOE cannot contribute any significant administrative or financial resources to the visiting scholar, and that office space in Willard Hall Education Building is limited.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.