The following is a detailed description of the process to teach a course at the Las Nubes EcoCampus. We encourage faculty members from all faculties at York University to consider teaching a course at Las Nubes whether it is within the Study Abroad Program or at other times of the year. This process takes approximately one year if professors are using an existing course, but it may take longer for newly proposed courses.
Courses at Las Nubes are open to undergraduate and graduate students from York and other post-secondary educational institutions. Evaluations need to be designed to assess different levels and this needs to be clearly described on the syllabus. Proposed courses cannot interfere with existing teaching loads and responsibilities and cannot involve a request for a course release.
Length: 10 days plus 2 days of travel time
Course codes: Ideally, courses are at the 4000 level, so graduate students can fill out a form to take the course. Some programs will not allow graduate students to enroll in 4000-level courses, so graduate codes must be used. Cross-listed courses are also an option.
Class size: Max. 25 students and min. 18
TA: Not available
General Timelines and Expectations
Spring – Faculty info session
Summer/Fall – Internal faculty application process (expression of interest with Dean or Associate Dean, using the template below)
Winter (Feb 1) – Las Nubes application deadline
Winter (Mar 30) – Results communicated
Fall/Winter – Student recruitment, course preparation
Internal Faculty Process
Please complete the statement of interest document (Template), and submit it to the listed contact person in your faculty by the deadline.
Application to teach a course with the Las Nubes Study Abroad Program
This is a competitive process as we receive multiple requests to teach at the Las Nubes EcoCampus from across the university. Completing this application process does not guarantee your participation in the program. If you have any questions regarding the process, send an email to email@example.com.
The selection will be based on a demonstrated alignment of the course proposal with the Las Nubes mission to contribute to community wellbeing in ways that are compatible and conducive to environmental conservation as well as its alignment with the University Academic Plan in addressing both the UN SDGs and York University’s six priorities for action.
Courses currently offered at Las Nubes will be given priority, as long as these can demonstrate ongoing enrollment of 20+ students.