The Key to Success
UC faculty and students are essential elements that ensure the academic integrity and standards of UCEAP study abroad. UC faculty members play a key role in the development, assessment, and oversight of UCEAP academic programs. With this oversight, UC students successfully earn courses, grades and academic credit toward their UC degree completion while attending top universities around the world.
UC Faculty Roles
The participation of UC faculty in UCEAP program development, approval, and oversight ensures the academic rigor of UCEAP program opportunities.
The UC Academic Senate’s University Committee on International Education (UCIE) reviews and oversees academic components of UCEAP, including the approval of new programs and institutional partners. UCIE also represents the UC Academic Senate in the selection of UC faculty Study Center Directors.
UCEAP Study Center Directors are UC faculty members who provide on-site academic and administrative oversight of select UCEAP locations. They advise students on UC policies, academic programs, and course selection; assist in the translation of UCEAP courses to UC credit; and report grades. They also advise UCEAP about the quality of particular academic fields and departments at partner institutions and their comparability to UC. Shorter-term UCEAP Visiting Professorships also provide an opportunity for UC faculty service in program oversight, advisory and/or instructional roles.
UC faculty members, with knowledge of the country, the partner institutions, and primary areas of study under exchange, also serve on committees to conduct formal academic reviews. These reviews provide UCIE and UCEAP with a periodic mechanism for in-depth evaluations of its academic programs, goals, and relationships with partner institutions.
Members of UC faculty advisory committees and individual faculty members serve as consultants on countries or regions under the purview of UCEAP. UCEAP service provides faculty an opportunity for international consult, collaboration, and service, and thus contributes to the strength of UC instruction and research.
Campus Faculty Directors supervise the EAP activities within the international education office on each UC campus and report directly to appropriate campus administrators. On some campuses, they work with departmental faculty liaisons to coordinate outreach and academic integration efforts.
Each campus has an Academic Senate committee that addresses international education and may consult on UCEAP policies and procedures. Many UC faculty voluntarily assist with EAP student outreach, advising, selection, orientation, and return to campus.
At the UCEAP Systemwide Office, the UCEAP Executive Director/Associate Vice Provost and UCEAP Faculty in Residence are UC faculty members.
The Executive Director serves as the UCEAP liaison to the UC Office of the President and the UC Academic Senate. The Executive Director also oversees contract negotiations, examines issues at UCEAP locations abroad, and provides general oversight for UCEAP operations in strategic planning and program development. The UCEAP Faculty in Residence provides UC academic oversight, promotes integration of UCEAP's academic programs with UC degree requirements, and reviews academic petitions under the purview of UCEAP.