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National Endowment for the Humanities Event
On Monday, April 7, Jane Aikin, Program Officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities, will be at IU Bloomington, at the invitation of the College Arts & Humanities Institute. I write to invite you to urge interested faculty in the Humanities to participate in this event. The NEH likes to reach out regionally as much as possible when it sends its officers out for such events, and so I reach out to you. If this message ought to reach a different office at your institution, may I ask you to forward it to that office? Please do not hesitate to get in touch with questions.
SCHEDULE OF PUBLIC EVENTS
MONDAY, APRIL 7
All events will be held at the University Club of the Indiana Memorial Union (located at 900 E. Seventh St., Bloomington, Indiana).
11:00 am: General Presentation on the NEH: Jane Aikin
12:00 pm: BUFFET LUNCH, courtesy of the College Arts & Humanities Institute
12:45 pm: Panel Discussion on Review Boards:
Jane Aikin, NEH
Jamsheed Choksy, Professor of History and Central Eurasian Studies, IU
Member of the National Council on the Humanities of the NEH
David Hertz, Professor Comparative Literature, IU
Professor Comparative Literature, IU
Member of the National Council on the Humanities of the NEH
Christoph Irmscher, Provost Professor of English, IU
George F. Getz Professor in the Wells Scholars Program
Director of two NEH Institutes, and reviewed applications
1:45 pm: COFFEE BREAK
2:15 pm: Workshop on Applications: Jane Aikin
Ms. Aikin is also available for a limited number of one-on-one conferences with faculty in the humanities, to discuss ideas or proposals in progress. (The deadline for NEH proposals for Fellowships is May 1, 2014.) These will be scheduled for Monday morning, from 9:00-10:30 am, and Tuesday morning, from 9:00-11:00 am, as needed.Faculty members who plan to come and wish to schedule a meeting with Jane Aikin should contact the College Arts & Humanities Institute in advance with “Aikin Conference” in the subject line of your email. Faculty will also be required to send a one-page prospectus of a potential project to be forwarded to Ms. Aikin in advance of her meeting.
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.
Conference on College Composition and Communication: "Open Source(s), Access, Futures"
March 19 - 22, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The CCCC Annual Convention provides an amazing opportunity to make professional connections with colleagues from across the country and around the world. Join over 3,000 composition professionals in Indianapolis next month to discuss ʺOpen | Source(s), Access, Futures.ʺ
- Make new professional connections as you attend concurrent sessions, roundtable discussions, and workshops.
- Chat with other attendees during your meals or even as you wait in line for coffee.
- Discuss the latest books, products, and services with companies and organizations in the Exhibit Hall.
- Celebrate colleagues who have made significant contributions to the field during the awards session/reception on Friday evening.
- Meet others who share common concerns or interests during a Special Interest Group/Business Meeting or Caucus on Thursday and Friday evenings.
- Attend the Newcomers' Coffee on Thursday morning. For newcomers, it's a great way to meet others. For past attendees, it's an opportunity to be a resource and a mentor.
- Dance and mingle at the CCCC Jam on Friday evening.
- Play C's the Day, an augmented reality game that will enrich the conference experience. Visit the C's the Day booth in the registration area to collect your game booklet and get started!
- Connect Digitally
Whether you join CCCC in Indianapolis or not, don't miss the opportunity to connect digitally!
Follow the Convention on Twitter by searching for the hashtag #4C14. You can also follow CCCC on Twitter.
Visit the Connected Community to browse handouts and materials uploaded by session presenters.
Like the CCCC Facebook page for updates from Indianapolis.
Download the CCCC Convention Mobile App to browse sessions and explore companies in the CCCC Exhibit Hall. (The Mobile App will be released in late February.)
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
Teaching the Crisis: Global Faculty Development in Athens and Istanbul
Arcadia University is pleased to announce a faculty development seminar in Athens, Greece and Istanbul, Turkey entitled Teaching the Crisis, running from May 27-June 3, 2014.
Greece and Turkey sit, in many ways, on the fringes of Europe. 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.
Seminar participants will address these topics and learn from one another and from experts in both nations how the contemporary political and economic situation is playing out and how to incorporate the lessons learned into their teaching and research. Faculty members from all disciplines are encouraged to apply to this affordable and thought provoking development opportunity.
You can learn more about this faculty development opportunity and find the link to apply here.
This is a joint effort from Arcadia’s Faculty Advancement and Student Learning, the Office of International Affairs, and The College of Global Studies.
Sustainability and the Environment
EXPLORE SUSTAINABILITY ABROAD AND BRING NEW IDEAS BACK TO CAMPUS
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. Read more...
* 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.
Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success
Applications Due March 4, 2014
Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success
June 17-21, 2014
The Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success is ideal for institutions at various stages of work and addresses ambitious goals for improving both completion rates and the quality of student learning. Participant teams address barriers to student success and devise integrative learning-centered plans—making intentional use of Essential Learning Outcomes and high-impact educational practices. Highlighting the success of students who have historically been underserved, the program supports work to make excellence inclusive and to recognize and nurture the assets students bring to college. It provides insight into building student success initiatives from the ground up, often in the face of challenging institutional and external obstacles.
Learn more about the Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success.
For additional information, contact Kara Hawkesworth by phone 202.884.7407 or e-mail
The Fulbright National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship
Application deadline is February 28, 2014.
The Fulbright US Student Program is now accepting applications for its inaugural National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship. The fellowship allows US citizens to participate in academic oversees travel and digital storytelling in up to three countries on a globally significant social or environmental topic.
The wide variety of new digital media tools and platforms has created an unprecedented opportunity for people from all disciplines and backgrounds to share observations and personal narratives with global audiences online.
Fellows will undertake an in-depth examination of globally relevant issues, comparing and contrasting how that issue is experienced across borders. They will use a variety of storytelling tools, including text, photography, video, audio, graphic illustrations, and/or social media. INTERESTED? Click here
PKAL Summer Leadership Institute for STEM Faculty
Applications Due March 24
PKAL Summer Leadership Institute for STEM Faculty
Institute I: Pendle Hill, Wallingford, Pennsylvania, July 18–23, 2014
Institute II: Baca Campus of Colorado College, Crestone, Colorado, July 25–30, 2014
The PKAL Summer Leadership Institute is designed for both early- and mid-career STEM faculty engaged in leading projects aimed at transforming undergraduate STEM education in their classrooms, departments, and institutions. The Institute curriculum is grounded in a carefully coordinated blend of theory and practice related to the politics of institutional transformation, and aims to empower STEM faculty to act as agents of change in their home institutions and/or professional societies.
Personalized mentoring and professional coaching are cornerstones of the Institute experience. As such, a team of six to eight expert mentors works with participants throughout the Institute to shape a personal agenda for leadership and to guide participants in conceptualizing how they can implement institutional change action plans at their institutions.
Early- and mid-career STEM faculty are invited to apply for this Institute. There is no limit on the number of applicants from a single institution. However, because the Institute is designed for individual leadership growth and development, team applications are not appropriate.
Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information on the Institute, click here.
To learn more about PKAL, please visit AACU website, e-mail or call 202.884.7439.
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 (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).
Call for Abstracts: Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale
Global Health & Innovation Conference
Presented by Unite For Sight, 11th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, April 12 - Sunday, April 13, 2014
"A Meeting of Minds"--CNN
The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.
Register during August to secure the lowest registration rate.<http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference>
Interested in presenting at the conference? Submit an abstract<http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference/abstracts> for consideration.
The conference's confirmed speakers to date include:
* Seth Godin, Blogger, Agent of Change; New York Times Bestselling Author of Tribes: We Need You To Lead Us; Founder, Squidoo.com
* Gary Hirshberg, Co-Founder and CEO, Stonyfield Farms
* Michael Moss, Investigative Reporter, New York Times
* Jeffrey Sachs, PhD, Director of Earth Institute, Columbia University; Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University; Special Advisor to Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon
* Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, MD, MPH, Director of Health, Millennium Village Project, Earth Institute, Columbia University
Complete conference details and the list of 100 confirmed speakers (to date) can be seen on the 2014 Global Health & Innovation Conference website.<http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference/>