Deadline: April 19, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State, via IREX, the implementing organization for Fulbright Teacher Exchange programs, is seeking qualified academic and professional reviewers to read and score proposals from universities interested to host Fulbright Teachers for the 2021-2022 Fulbright Teacher Exchanges.
The Fulbright DAI and Fulbright TEA programs bring international educators to the United States for professional development at a U.S. host university for four-and-a-half months or six weeks, respectively, and allow them to learn from and share their expertise with teachers and students at their host university and local educational institutions. Fulbright DAI and Fulbright TEA are nondegree, noncredit programs for experienced teachers that include specialized seminars, cultural activities, and field experiences with U.S. partner teachers in schools near the host university to actively engage participants in the U.S. classroom environment.
IREX and ECA are looking for host universities from across the United States that reflect diversity within higher education in the United States and that are equipped to meet the specific requirements of the Fulbright Teacher Exchange programs.
U.S. universities may apply to host participants from one or more of the following programs for international teachers:
- Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for International Teachers (Fulbright DAI)
- Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA) – General Pedagogy
- Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA) – Media Literacy cohorts
Each proposal reviewer will be responsible to evaluate approximately 3-5 host university proposals based on a set of guidelines and a scoring rubric provided by IREX and approved by ECA. Reviewers will have approximately 3 weeks between May and June 2021 to read, evaluate, and score their assigned proposals via IREX’s online system. Host university proposal reviewers will receive $250 for their work.
The scoring rubric and additional reviewer guidance will be provided to those selected as proposal reviewers. General criteria for evaluating host universities includes (in no particular order):
- Overall demonstrated capacity of college/university to administer programs of this nature;
- Strength and relevance of academic program specifically designed for adult learners who are experienced primary and secondary educators who teach or work directly with students as a guidance counselor, library media specialist, etc.;
- Experience and qualification of key personnel (faculty, program manager, etc.);
- Strength and diversity of proposed field experience sites;
- Planned integration of participants within the university community, including connection to faculty advisors;
- Appropriateness of proposed housing, meals, and transportation;
- Suggested plan for civic and cultural site visits;
- Proposed management team and program planning;
- Inclusion of all required proposal components;
- Ability and flexibility to provide differentiated programming models, including but not limited to accommodating the different professional backgrounds and needs of participants, including varying English language proficiency, and other needs;
- Cost-effectiveness of the proposed budget