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 (www.ciee.org/ifds) 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: http://forumea.org/CurriculumCooperative.cfm
**All courses submitted to the Curriculum Cooperative will be considered for the Forum’s Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design: http://www.forumea.org/CurriculumAward.cfm.**
For more information, please contact Elizabeth Frohlich, Ph.D., ACLS Public Fellow and Associate Director The Forum on Education Abroad at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
DATES OF AHA SITE OPEN HOUSES - 2013/14
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.
MCSA TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES:
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.
WHERE CAN I TEACH?
For complete details and to apply for a grant to attend an Open House, please contact Mandy Brookins-Blinn (email@example.com).