Applications open for the Global Staff Exchange Program

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By Kate O’Neill 

UC Santa Cruz Chancellor George Blumenthal and University of Sussex Vice-Chancellor Adam Tickell sign the staff exchange agreement on May 25. (Credit: Michael Pratt)

The deadline to apply for the global staff exchange with the University of Sussex is Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Up to two UC Santa Cruz staff will be selected to travel to the University of Sussex in England for one week between January 2019 through December 2019.

The UC Santa Cruz Global Staff Exchange Program provides a unique professional development opportunity for staff to learn from our colleagues at the University of Sussex through a one-week exchange. The program is designed to provide staff with the opportunity to share best practices and expertise, network and acquire a more global perspective on university services, administration, and management while contributing to our campus efforts to strengthen our international institutional relationships.

The Global Staff Exchange Program is open to all UC Santa Cruz non-represented, exempt staff. Interested applicants must clearly articulate how their participation in the exchange will support their professional development and benefit campus internationalization efforts. Participation objectives may include acquiring new skills, researching the capacity for joint institutional initiatives, sharing best practices, and gaining knowledge about the higher education system at the host institution.

The selections for 2019 exchange participants will be made by Dec. 14, 2018. Candidates will be reviewed and evaluated by a selection committee within the Division of Global Engagement. The evaluation criteria include motivation, professional development, service, endorsement, and campus internationalization.

Interested UC Santa Cruz employees can apply for the program through global.ucsc.edu/opportunities/staff-exchange. Candidates are required to submit a statement of intent and a supervisor’s letter of support in the application process.

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