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Teaching in DC

Proposals for 2023 Study in D.C. academic programs will be accepted starting in December 2021. 

All departments are welcome, and no previous D.C. experience is necessary.

D.C. Semester Program
  • Semester-long program during the spring or fall
  • Max of 20 students
  • Faculty co-teach a weekly speaker and site visit course on Friday afternoons, with each faculty member teaching 2-4 consecutive sessions as an individual module
  • Learn more!
D.C. Winter Seminars
  • 10 day January experience, before spring semester 
  • Includes 3 prep class meetings on campus in fall (and one non-academic session on campus in early spring)
  • Max of 25 students per course
  • Faculty are responsible for one 3-credit course
  • Learn more!
D.C. Summer Institutes
  • Faculty teach in DC for two weeks in May (students continue for 10 additional weeks in an internship)
  • Max of 20 students per course 
  • Faculty are responsible for 3 courses:
    • 1-credit spring prep class
    • 3-credit speaker series/seminar
    • 1-credit summer reflection course
  • Learn more!
D.C. Summer Session
  • Faculty teach five weeks of online classwork and one week of evening, in-person session during Summer Session I or II (dates may vary)
  • Max of 30 students per course
  • Faculty are responsible for one 3-credit course
  • Preference will be given to courses that fulfill the COLL 300 requirement
  • Faculty members will be required to attend the Studio for Teaching & Learning Innovation's Online Course Development Program in the fall semester
  • Learn more!
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

Faculty in the D.C. Winter Seminars, D.C. Summer Institutes, and D.C. Summer Session 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.

Faculty in the D.C. Semester Program will earn $850 per Friday session taught. Lead faculty will earn an additional $2,000.

Housing is provided for all faculty members during in the D.C. Winter Seminars, D.C. Summer Institutes two-week course, and D.C. Summer Session during in-person weeks.

Submit Your Proposal

Faculty will be selected by the Washington Center Academic Advisory Group and Washington Center team

For more information about teaching with any of these opportunities, please contact [[eebattle,Erin Battle]].