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Extend your reach by teaching at branch campuses

Nov. 21, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Extended University Programs has issued a call for proposals from faculty members interested in teaching at Western Michigan University's branch campuses.

EUP is seeking to expand academic offerings through WMU's branch campuses in Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Muskegon, Southwest Michigan (Benton Harbor-St. Joseph), and Traverse City. Specific delivery locations will depend on the courses and potential student interest in the subjects being taught.

"We want to expose off-campus students to more of the University's exemplary faculty," says Craig Kaml, associate dean of EUP. "With the group of incentives we've assembled, which we call the EUP Advantage, there will be substantial benefits for faculty members as well as students."

The advantage includes revenue sharing for the instructors' academic departments and associated colleges. Instructors will be compensated with WMU-EUP faculty rates for courses that provide academic credit. In addition, EUP is offering a course preparation stipend.

Proposals are being accepted for fall 2008. They should be submitted to Kaml by Friday, Nov. 30. Details about the call for proposals are provided in a brochure that was distributed to faculty members earlier this month through campus mail.

Faculty members may develop offerings that explore creative delivery modalities or focus on more traditional programming, such as special topics courses and summer or weekend institutes or programs. Those submitting proposals will receive a response no later than Tuesday, Jan. 15.

For more information or to obtain proposal forms, visit eup.wmich.edu/EUP/proposals. Questions should be directed to EUP's Craig Kaml at craig.kaml@wmich.edu or (269) 387-4200.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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