D.C. courses must engage at least two COLL 300 visitors. COLL 300 directly connect students with people, places, and ideas that enhance her comprehension of different ways of thinking and being in the world.
Visitors must engage students in their lived experiences and communities and cultures outside the United States. While faculty in D.C. may have access to visitors with rich experiences engaging global issues, COLL 300 visitors should not solely focused on domestic or academic perspectives.
For example, an effective visitor with Doctors Without Borders might be a doctor who can reflect on the work they accomplished on the ground in another country, not staff members are based in D.C.
COLL 350 courses must integrate a consideration of social norms, institutional practices, and patterns of belonging/marginalization through the lens of race and at least one other social identity
Questions about how to incorporate COLL curriculum requirements into your Study in D.C. course? Contact EPC at email@example.com.
Benefits for Faculty
Teaching with the W&M Washington Center allows W&M faculty to take advantage of all that D.C. has to offer including:
Connections with experts in your field and network with D.C.-area colleagues
Experience in an urban environment while working for W&M—the best of both worlds!
Ability to teach courses in your department while you are in D.C.!
Life in the heart of downtown D.C., walking distance from the W&M Washington Center!
Meetings with local alumni and development of fundraising opportunities for your department
As a Study in D.C. faculty member, professors will earn $3,000 per academic credit taught (with adjustments for under- or over-enrolled courses).
Additionally, new faculty in the D.C. Summer Session will receive a $3,000 stipend for completion of the Online Course Development Seminar.
Housing is provided for all faculty members during in the D.C. Semester Program Friday sessions, D.C. Winter Seminars, D.C. Summer Institutes two-week course, and D.C. Summer Session during in-person weeks.