As a core part of its mission to educate artists, designers, architects, scholars, and leaders to make lasting contributions to a global society, RISD is committed to developing ever-relevant off-campus global learning opportunities.
In summer 2017, RISD Global is running 6 Global Summer Studies that engage RISD & non-RISD students with practice and traditions of making in Iceland, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Ireland. Detailed information about the 2017 programs here.
For summer 2018, all RISD faculty (full-time, part-time and adjunts) are invited to present a proposal for a 3-week off-campus course to be offered from June 4th through July 31st.
Due to a more strategic and holistic vision of global learning experiences at RISD, the 2018 call for proposals will be divided into two sections:
- Call for proposal: Global Summer Studies 2018, RISD in Rome
- Call for proposal: Global Summer Studies 2018, various locations
The Faculty compensation, based on the RISD rates for summer, is $8,600. Deadline for all proposals is Monday, October 2nd, 2017.
Call for proposal: Global Summer Studies 2018, RISD in Rome
Located in the center of historic Rome, RISD in Rome is housed in the 16th century Palazzetto Cenci, which has been host to the School’s innovative and long-standing European Honors Program (EHP) for over 40 years. In a strategic and cross-disciplinary vision, RISD in Rome now hosts, in addition to the EHP, a series of diverse and experimental programs during the summer and Wintersession, in addition to special collaborations and symposiums.
RISD in Rome offers the extraordinary opportunity to engage with students in the unique, immersive urban cultural experience that is Rome - rich with history, but also an important contemporary site and crossroad for artists and scholars.
All RISD faculty are invited to present a proposal for a 3-week off-campus course to be offered in the RISD site in Rome during summer 2018, as follow:
- June 6-27: first summer term
- June 29 - July 19: second summer term
Faculty will have to indicate if they are applying for one or both terms. The RISD staff at the Cenci will be collaborating on the course coordination prior to and while in Rome. For the duration of the course, students will be hosted at Palazzo Cenci and will have access to a personal studio space and all facilities. The Faculty will be hosted in an apartment in the center of Rome and close to the Cenci. The collaboration with the local maker spaces in Rome will offer access to students to digital fabrication facilities if/as needed.
The site in Rome will be hosting up to 3 summer courses within the date range indicated above. The max capacity for each course is 16 students. The deadline for all proposals is Monday, October 2nd, 2017.
Call for proposal: Global Summer Studies 2018, off campus various locations
Core to RISD’s Global engagement is a practice of working in collaboration with international partners and global institutions to immerse our students with local traditions and communities of scholars, makers, and artists. As such, RISD Global has established collaborations with a number of organizations around the world to offer a supportive environment for RISD Global Summer Studies. The most recent partners for global off-campus courses include: China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China; DIS, Copenhagen; The Burren College of Art, Ireland; Tokyo College of Cycle Design (TCD), Japan; NYU Berlin, Germany; Icelandic Academy of Art, Reykjavik, Iceland; Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba, and Kyoto Seika in Kyoto, Japan.
All RISD faculty are invited to present a proposal by Monday, October 2nd, 2017 for a 3-week off-campus course to be offered during summer 2018, from June 4th through July 31st.
Faculty can either propose a collaboration with existing partners or a program at a different site or with a new partner. If faculty are interested in proposing a course in a location that is not mentioned above, we encourage to connect with RISD Global to understand if there are existing relevant connections and partnerships.
Previous knowledge of the location and established collaboration onsite is a requirement for faculty applying for an off-campus Global Summer Study.
The committee will select up to 4 off-campus courses. The max capacity for each course is 14 students. The deadline for all proposals is Monday, October 2nd, 2017.
The Faculty compensation, based on the RISD rates for summer, is $8,600.
These rates include compensation for both teaching and course coordination. If the course is co-taught, the stipend is split 50/50 between faculty members.
In addition, all Faculty’s costs and expenses associated with the course (airfare, food, accommodation, transportation) will be covered by RISD, as well as those of the TA/RA traveling with the Faculty.
RISD Dean’s Council, in collaboration with the Associate Provost for Research | Global | Practice and RISD Global, will recommend to the Provost 6/7 proposals to be held in Summer 2018.
Faculty will be notified of the final selected programs by Friday, Oct 27th.
As part of the review process, proposals will be considered based on a variety of factors including: feasibility of course success, i.e. is there a market for the topic/content/format; strength of academic mission, goals and outcomes proposed; geographic location and its relation to course success; geographic diversity of offerings; faculty member's familiarity with the location; faculty member’s experience with teaching students in a travel course environment etc.
How to apply
All applications must be submitted by Monday, October 2nd, 2017. The application consists of 2 steps:
- Faculty must complete the Course Proposal Form
- Faculty must send a PDF document via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org that will include all below information:
- Course budget (click here to download the template)
- Course itinerary
- Faculty CV/ resume
Due to anticipated volume, all proposals delivered after Monday, October 2nd will not be considered.
October 2nd: All Proposals Due.
October 27th: Notification will be sent to all Faculty applicants.
November 15th: Promotional materials, budgets, course descriptions and other course information to be completed for advertising and marketing from mid-December through April 2018.
December 15th: Course registration opens.
February 1: Final approved syllabus due to RISD Global.
April 3rd: Student registration and final payment deadline. RISD Global determines if the course has enough enrollment to run.
Mid-April 2017: Faculty + Student Orientation Meeting.
May 2017: Faculty Pre-Departure Meeting.
Should you have any questions, please reach out to Valeria Albani, Associate Director, Off-Campus Global Learning, RISD Global at email@example.com
Recent Global Summer Studies
- Ireland: Illustrating Myths and Legends in the Burren - Robert Brinkerhoff, (Faculty, RISD Illustration)
Ireland: The Burren, Dublin
Japan: Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima
- RISD in ROME: Maps and Stories - Gabriel Feld (Faculty, RISD Architecture) and Ezio Genovesi (Director, RISD in Rome)
- RISD in ROME: Sensing The City - Paolo Cardini(Faculty, RISD Industrial Design) and Diane Derr (Faculty, VCUQ)
Italy: Rome, Venice
South Korea: Seoul