The goal of AWOL is to promote and foster meaningful faculty relations with students and other faculty in order to preserve and enrich an environment of high academic quality at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
About The Program:
AWOL gives faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill the chance to interact with their students and other faculty outside the classroom by providing a stipend to help fund a project or activity that the faculty wants students to explore.
To be chosen as a candidate for the AWOL program the faculty must submit the AWOL application form to the Academic Affairs Committee of the executive branch of student government.
The application requires a maximum 1:20 faculty to student ratio to be approved. The reason for this limitation is to help ensure a meaningful and engaging environment in which both students and faculty can easily communicate and relate.
The project idea must be intellectually engaging but does not have to be directly related to a class or subject matter. This program is just a way for faculty to help engage and educate students in something they truly enjoy outside of the classroom environment.
The program allows for about a $100 stipend per faculty to reimburse any funds used by the faculty to run the program. A maximum of two faculty members may work together.
The faculty can choose between providing their own space and location for the execution of the program or can signify for the committee to provide a location for them on the University campus.
If the proposal is approved, faculty are encouraged to be responsible for attracting students to participate in their project, however the Academic Affairs Committee will be promoting the AWOL program on a university scale to inform the students.
Faculty applying for this program cannot be Teacher Assistants.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with a final first semester of November 30. Every week, the Academic Affairs faculty-student relations sub-committee will review all new incoming applications. The proposal winners will then be immediately informed and the other proposals will be held until the next reviewing session.
UNC AWOL (Another Way of Learning) Application, 2013-2014
- Please answer each question to the best of your ability and as completely as possible. Answers should be kept to a maximum of 250 words.
Thank you so much for your interest in AWOL. Our e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. We will email you the applications status as soon as the committee reviews it.