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Global Faculty Development in Athens and Istanbul: Teaching the Crisis

May 27 - June 3, 2014; a detailed scheduled is listed online.

Arcadia University, in cooperation with The College of Global Studies' Athens and Istanbul Centers, is hosting a nine-day faculty seminar where an interdisciplinary group of professors and scholars will explore the economic situations in Greece and Turkey.

While inclusion in the Eurozone initially opened the door for foreign capital investment in Greece and fostered several years of economic growth, after multiple years of budget deficits, declining aggregate demand, and rising debt levels, many question whether this ʺweak linkʺ should remain tied economically to the rest of Europe and, if so, under what conditions. Meanwhile, Turkey’s economy is growing, but its application to the European Union is stalled over concerns about human rights issues and Western worries about the role of Islam in the nation’s culture and politics.

Faculty members from all disciplines are encouraged to apply:
- Political Science
- Economics
- International Finance
- International Studies
- Contemporary European History
- Area Studies in Greece and Turkey
- Peace and Conflict Resolution
- Sociology

Travel Dates:
Monday, May 26: Participants depart from their home cities for Athens
Tuesday, May 27: Participants arrive in Athens
Sunday, June 1: Participants travel from Athens to Istanbul
Tuesday, June 3: Participants return to home cities from Istanbul

For more information, listed schedule, costs and expenses, please visit the Arcadia University website, or contact David Rudd, Director of Research and Assessment, The College of Global Studies, Arcadia University or call 215-517-2522.

BlendKit 2014: An EDUCAUSE and UCF Partnership

Course starts April 21, 2014.

ELI has been working closely with liberal arts institutions to identify ways to support teaching and learning efforts. We’ve consistently heard that one of the most important current issues for the liberal arts is blended learning (i.e., the strategic combination of face-to-face and online learning experiences).

Therefore, we’re especially excited to announce to a professional development opportunity in blended learning. On April 21 we will launch the BlendKit MOOC: Becoming a Blended Learning Designer. The course will provide facilitated assistance to faculty members and instructional designers in developing and designing blended courses. Participants will consider key issues related to blended learning and gain practical step-by-step guidance in producing materials for a blended course.

The five-week open course is offered at no cost in partnership with the University of Central Florida. However, participants may choose to register for a fee ($89) and earn the portfolio-review-based UCF/EDUCAUSE Certified Blended Learning Designer credential. Learn more here. We hope you’ll take advantage of this valuable learning opportunity and enroll now!

The ELI Events page is a great way to stay informed about all ELI upcoming opportunities. As always, Malcolm Brown, Veronica Diaz, and I invite you to get in touch with us to share how ELI can help to meet liberal learning needs.

Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice

Deadline is June 15, 2014.

After the success of its inaugural year, Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice will return September 26-27, 2014 to Lawrence Technological University. The first day (September 26th) will be a traditional conference presenting the best of digital humanities research in the great lakes region by leading scholars from museums, libraries, universities, liberal arts colleges, and community colleges. For this event, we welcome proposals for individual papers, panels, and workshops that focus on the digital humanities, especially regarding the cultural heritage of Detroit.

The second day (September 27th) will be an openended unconference, designed to encourage new local digital humanities collaborations and projects. Additionally, this year we are soliciting entries from undergraduate and graduate students for a new poster competition with prizes.

Papers and posters for either event may address, but are not limited to, the following topics and lines of inquiry:
● digital Detroit history and culture
● digital art
● humanities computing
● digital archiving
● career paths for digital humanists (universities, libraries, corporate, altac)
● text analysis
● digital pedagogy (methods, gamification, content management systems, online learning)
● history of the book
● design thinking
● simulation
● game studies

Abstracts can be submitted on the organizations' website.

Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference

Deadline for proposals is August 1, 2014.

Bucknell University, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will host its first annual international digital scholarship conference. The theme of the conference is “Collaborating Digitally: Engaging Students in Faculty Research” with the goal of gathering a broad community of scholar-practitioners engaged in collaborative digital scholarship in research and teaching.

This conference will bring together a broad community of scholar-practitioners engaged in collaborative digital scholarship in research and teaching. We encourage presentations that emphasize forms of collaboration: between institutions of higher education; across disciplines; between faculty, librarians, and technologists; and between faculty and students. We welcome contributions from scholars, educators, technologists, librarians, administrators, and students who use digital tools and methods, and encourage submissions from emerging and established scholar-practitioners alike, including those who are new to digital collaboration. Read more about the conference here.

Submission topics may include but are not limited to: engaging with space and place; creating innovative teaching and learning environments; perspectives on implications for the individual’s own research and pedagogy within the institutional landscape, etc. Presentations may take the form of short papers, project demos, electronic posters, panel discussions, or lightning talks.

For more information about submitting a presentation proposal, please go to the Bucknell Digital Initiatives website.

If you have questions or would like more information about the submission process, please email conference coordinator Diane Jakacki.


CFP: Journal of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences

Deadline is June 1, 2014.

JIASS publishes research from all social science disciplines that utilize quantitative or qualitative methods and is currently accepting papers for inclusion in our next annual issue to be published later this year. Papers are accepted anytime but for consideration in our next issue should be received on or before early June. See the JIASS website for further information about guidelines and the submission process.

GLCA Expanding Collaboration Initiative

GLCA provides assistance to faculty leaders of collaborative projects who seek to identify interested colleagues on other campuses. It offers support in convening planning meetings among interested parties to explore possibilities for collaborative work. And it provides funding on a proposal basis to groups of faculty and professional staff members who seek to undertake a collaborative project involving two or more institutions of GLCA’s affiliated colleges.

1. Sounding of interest. Faculty members who are interested in creating a multi-campus collaboration should contact Greg Wegner, Director of Program Development at GLCA, to discuss the topic. Following an initial exploration of the collaborative idea, a faculty leader writes a brief statement of one or two paragraphs outlining the topic and inviting interested colleagues from other institutions to participate. GLCA will circulate that précis to chief academic officers and other campus leaders across its member colleges, requesting that they forward the description to those with potential interest on their campus. This initial sounding should yield a group of faculty and professional staff members across two or more colleges with potential interest in contributing to the development of a collaborative project.

2. Meeting to plan. GLCA will provide logistical and funding support for a collaborative group in a formative state to convene a physical planning meeting. Such a meeting will allow all participants to designate a leader, discuss elements of a collaboration project, and outline the elements of an implementation proposal to the GLCA.

3. Proposal development. The GLCA Expanding Collaboration Initiative Request for Proposals provides guidance to project leaders in preparing a funding proposal. Leaders of collaboration projects should plan to work with GLCA staff members in developing their project conception. An iterative process with an assigned staff member will allow collaboration project leaders to benefit from feedback on successive drafts of their proposals.

4. Funding and Implementation. Successful proposals will include a plan of action that identifies steps to be taken in the implementation of a project. The proposal will also include a budget that provides responsible estimates of the costs associated with the implementation steps. Upon approval of an implementation plan and budget, GLCA will convey funding to the grants administration officer of the project leader’s home institution. The Collaboration project leader will serve as the administrator of the grant.

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences (IASS)

Deadline to submit is June 15, 2014.

The Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences (IASS) invites scholars to submit individual or co-authored abstracts and panel proposals for presentation at its 85th annual conference. The conference will take place at Anderson University, IN, USA, on October 10, 2014.

Proposals, written in English, are accepted in all areas and sub-areas of the social sciences, including but not limited to the following: Anthropology, business, criminology, economics, history, geography, psychology, political science, sociology, environmental studies, gender studies, urban studies, and international studies.

Proposals for presentations may be submitted electronically here, or emailed to Dr. Dulce Maria Scott.

The Keynote speaker, Dr. David Campbell, is Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and the founding director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy. Campbell will speak on “American Politics and Stained Glass Ceilings: Challenges Posed by Religious Diversity.”

Papers may be submitted for publication in the peer-reviewed Journal of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences (JIASS). The journal accepts paper submissions on an ongoing basis.

For more information, please visit the IASS website.

Faculty Development Opportunity: A Three Day Immersive Course in Multimedia Composing

Faculty need to commit to the workshop by February 19, but we urge you to contact Mike Sinowitz as soon as possible if you are interested in participating.

From May 22 through May 24, the WCC and FDC are offering you the chance to participate in a 3-day immersive workshop on multimedia composition led by Richard E. Miller. Many of us had the chance to either hear Prof. Miller speak or participate in the workshop he ran during his September visit. Miller describes the workshop as “an introduction into how to use the web to think new thoughts and how use the web to share those thoughts with others in new ways.”

Spaces in this workshop are limited to 15 participants. Because spots for the workshop are competitive and because the workshop will have you focus on what Richard calls “self-generated project that centers either on current research or curricular innovation,” we ask that expressions of interest also include a brief description of the project you imagine working on in the workshop. We ask participants to use faculty development workshop funds to help defray the expenses of holding the workshop.

Please let Mike know if you have any questions or you may contact Richard directly

Sustainability and the Environment


Join the leaders in international education this summer for a dynamic seminar on sustainability and the environment. Like all Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) programs, our International Faculty Development Seminars (IFDS) feature complete support from our top-notch staff, comprehensive pricing with no hidden fees, and outstanding safety. Above all, we offer the most pertinent topics in the most relevant locations around the globe to inspire new perspectives and approaches, and help you bring fresh ideas back to campus.

Summer: Sustainability and the Environment
* Costa Rica, June 1-11, Lessons in Sustainability: Environmental Conservation and Controversy. Read more...
* China, June 1-11, Seeking a Sustainable Future.
* Australia, June 23-July 3, Environmental Impacts on Native Wildlife in a Biodiversity Hotspot. Read more...

This mix of rural and urban case studies provides ideal settings to explore some of the world's most important environmental challenges. Join us to:
* Gain a deeper understanding of the complex challenges of sustainability.
* Explore diverse ecological and cultural landscapes.
* Gain new perspectives from an unforgettable intercultural experience.
* Enhance your syllabi and create new courses with a special workshop.

Please visit our website or contact our team at 888-628-9225 to learn more.

Teaching Professor Conference

The conference is May 30 - June 1, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. In a full slate of presentations and workshops, you’ll examine cutting-edge research, discuss critical issues, and look in-depth at topics including:
•    Active learning
•    Effective engagement strategies
•    Critical thinking
•    Collaborative learning
•    Teaching diverse student populations
•    Student performance and motivation
•    Teaching with technology
•    Faculty development
•    Much, much more
And of course, you’ll learn plenty outside the presentations and workshops by sharing ideas and experiences with colleagues from other campuses. It’s a great opportunity to network and collaborate.

For conference details, see website

S Workshop for Faculty

The workshop will take place August 13-15, 2014. The Speaking and Listening Center will offer an S-workshop for faculty looking to become S-certified or to reinvigorate their teaching of speaking and listing in their classes. Please contact Susan Wilson if you are interested.

GLCA Expanding Collaboration Initiative

The Expanding Collaboration Initiative will provide financial and program staff support for the development of multi-campus communities of practice, allowing them to share expertise, develop joint programs, bring new perspectives to current courses, and engage in new realms of thinking and creativity involving one or more academic disciplines.  Examples of such collaborations might include (but are not limited to): undergraduate research initiatives, digital humanities projects, hybrid courses, globalization of the curriculum, or joint summer institutes.  No deadline has been set, but GLCA representative Greg Wegner will be on campus during the first week in March to present about this initiative and to hold meetings with interested individuals.

2014 International Faculty Development Seminars

Applications are now being accepted for all 2014 CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars!  CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars offer faculty and administrators access to the rich academics, diverse intercultural experiences, and innovative approaches to learning and problem-solving needed to enhance syllabi, internationalize curriculum, and increase global understanding on campus-bringing international education directly to students.

Check out their newly redesigned website ( for all the details including seminar dates and application deadlines.  Now there's an even faster, easier way to apply to an IFDS!

The new online application features:
- Faster access to applications and seminar information
- Streamlined tasks and related information now located front and center so it's easy to understand where you are in the application process and what steps still need to be completed.

If you've already started or completed an application, all saved information will be available in the new application system.  If you have any questions about a seminar or how to apply, contact 888.628.9225 at any time.

The Forum on Education Abroad Curriculum Cooperative

The Forum on Education Abroad Curriculum Cooperative is an online resource center where faculty and administrators from Forum member institutions and organizations share their unique approaches to encouraging student learning abroad. The Cooperative contains education abroad course and program profiles, as well as video and text interviews with faculty and administrators, sample syllabi, and more.

Visit the Curriculum Cooperative to share information about your own education abroad courses, programs and curricular initiatives:

**All courses submitted to the Curriculum Cooperative will be considered for the Forum’s Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design:**

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Frohlich, Ph.D., ACLS Public Fellow and Associate Director The Forum on Education Abroad at

Indiana Campus Compact - The Engaged Campus Grants

The Engaged Campus Grants support the embedment of service engagement into campus culture, applicants may choose one of two institutionalization projects:

The Engaged Department Grant – Individual departments may apply for these funds to develop and/or strengthen their support for service engagement. Awardees will spend 18 months developing or strengthening support for faculty and staff efforts in and with the community, revising policies and systems to reward faculty for their engagement work, adopting sustainable department to community partnerships, and/or elevating departmental changes in such a manner to be a role model for other departments both on your own campus and on other campuses.

Enhancing Service Engagement Collaboration Grant – Institutions may apply for these funds to support the holistic implementation of service engagement through Academic and Student Affairs partnerships. Awardees will spend 18-months collaborating on the development and/or strengthening of campus-wide service engagement institutionalization efforts. Click here for more information on Indiana Campus Compact grants.

Award amounts are:
The Engaged Department – $3,500 (institutional cash match $1,500)
Enhancing Service Engagement Collaboration – $5,000 (institutional cash match $2,500)

AHA International Site Open Houses and Sites for Summer 2014 & 2015

AHA will offer support to each partner institution to facilitate a visit by one campus representative to one of the three following Site Open Houses: Ghana, Argentina, OR 1 to 3 European sites. Additional campus representatives are welcome to participate at their own expense.

Site Open Houses offer each partner institution an opportunity to spend time with the Site Directors, visiting classes, homestay families, AHA facilities and the town or city where the program is located. The selected campus representative could be a staff member from the study abroad office or other administrative or academic unit, a faculty member, or a Dean (for example). We're asking each study abroad office director to facilitate the AHA Site Open House application process on his or her campus.


European Open Houses (visit up to three sites): November 11-20, 2013
Depending upon demand, European open houses may include: Angers, Athens, London, Macerata, Oviedo, Segovia, Siena, Vienna
November 2013 (see full schedule below under "AHA Site Open House Details")

Accra, Ghana Open House and Conference: February 19-23, 2014
AHA’s Ghana Site Open House will coincide with the conference on Studying Abroad in the Republic of Ghana: New Directions in Service Learning, Research, Cultural Immersion, and Community Development

Rosario, Argentina Open House: April 22-27, 2014

Summers 2014 and 2015

Proposals for both the Macerata and Segovia programs are due Sept. 10th.

Membership in the Midwest Consortium for Study Abroad (MCSA) affords faculty of member campuses a unique opportunity to join the onsite faculty team of one of the MCSA programs in Italyor Spain where you will teach one course during a the summer. For additional information about each academic program, please refer to the specific program page of the website. More detailed information about the specific teaching opportunities and how to apply can be found by clicking the link below for the specific program, or by contacting the MCSA representative in your study abroad office. 


For complete details and to apply for a grant to attend an Open House, please contact Mandy Brookins-Blinn (

Organizations with Faculty Opportunities

Association of American College and Universities (AAC&U)

American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE)

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)


Great Lakes College Association (GLCA)

Midwest Faculty Seminar (MFS)

The IDEA Center