Al Akhawayn Faculty & Staff Resources

Faculty Resources

Faculty members have a number of opportunities to interact with their colleagues around the globe and/or to enhance the global dimension of learning in the classroom.  Most resources and initiatives are developed by the schools for their faculty.  This information will be more developed and appear on this page in time.  For more information about opportunities, please contact your dean and consult the faculty handbook.  Also watch for announcements from the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Staff Resources

Staff desiring to pursue opportunities abroad have limited options. The primary opportunity for international work exists in the form of a shadow program. This consists of the individual  shadowing a colleague at an affiliated institution of higher education in another country for a one to two week period. These programs are arranged between international offices of the home and host institutions in cooperation with the head of the administrative unit. Shadow programs must be planned several months in advance and be included in the annual budget, due to the high costs associated with airfares.  In order to learn more about training programs and opportunities, interested staff members should talk to Human Resources and their department head.

Tuition Exchange Program for full time employees of AUI, their spouses or children

The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) has a Tuition Exchange Program (TEP) among it participating members. This program is available as an educational benefit for all full time employees of AUI, their spouses, and their children.

AUI has been part of the Tuition Exchange Program (TEP) offered through the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) since 2011. This program includes 380 liberal arts institutions, the majority present in the United States. To check for participating institutions, click on the following link:   https://wp.cic.edu/Chapter/CICChapterMembers.aspx?CID=4776a598-90cd-db11-a182-005056873acc

All full-time employees of a TEP participating institution are eligible for the benefit, along with their spouses and dependents (according to the Internal Revenue Service [IRS] definition of a dependent in the United States).  Specifically, each participating institution in CIC-TEP agrees to accept (import) three or more students from other colleges without regard to the number of students it exports. Student applicants must be admissible at the host/importing institution based upon regular institutional admission standards and must comply with all of the host/importing institution’s financial aid policies and procedures. Applicants must maintain good academic standing and satisfactory academic progress.

Students are responsible for all non-tuition charges—room, board, and fees—at the institution in which they enroll (host/importing institution). This program may be used by any full-time employee of a participating institution due to the absence of  limitations on the total number of students exported by each institution.

This approach is both nondiscriminatory and in full compliance with IRS regulations.

The benefit is for 8 semesters, the normal amount of time necessary to complete a bachelor's degree. 

Graduate and online programs are only available to employees and spouses.

This program does not have seniority requirements, and thus it serves as an alluring feature in recruiting new, innovative faculty and staff. Al Akhawayn University is the only institution in Morocco that offers the Tuition Exchange Program, as it is the sole Moroccan university accredited in the United States that possesses a membership in the CIC.

Students graduating from Al Akhawayn School of Ifrane (ASI), French Mission Schools, or the Moroccan Public Educational System are equally eligible for the Tuition Exchange Program (TEP). Students graduating from ASI will have an advantage both in their English learning and in their experience with standardized tests and practice tests that are taken throughout high school. Students attending other schools will have equal opportunities, but will require planning three years in advance of graduation. Students will need to demonstrate English proficiency before departure, as the tuition waiver cannot be used for a semester in a language center and if the student is expected to graduate in 4 years / 8 semesters.

If you wish to know more about the program, you should contact the Study Abroad Advisor at 2065 to schedule an appointment.