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National Council on Undergraduate Research National Conference
Deadline for student submissions is December 6, 2013.
Deadline for Faculty-Administrator submissions is December 15, 2013.
The Council on Undergraduate Research and University of Kentucky, the NCUR 2014 host, invite undergraduate students to submit abstracts for posters, oral presentations, and creative and performing arts presentations. NCUR is a multi-disciplinary conference for bright, motivated, and talented students, who come from all types of institutions including research universities, community colleges, comprehensive universities, and private liberal arts colleges. This conference is an opportunity for students to present research to peers, receive feedback from faculty from other institutions, network with graduate school representatives, and hear from inspiring plenary speakers.
For more information, visit the CUR website.
Faculty-Administrator Network Sessions
Looking for an opportunity to share your experience as a faculty mentor or an administrator? Submit a proposal to facilitate a Faculty-Administrator Network Session! All faculty and administrators attending NCUR2014 are invited to submit a FAN Session Proposal. Abstract proposals should include an overview of the proposed session and the facilitator's experience with the session topic (i.e. role in the program, how they started and implemented, etc).
Readiness for the Future: Maximizing Undergraduate Research
In examining undergraduate research as a high-impact practice that prepares students for their futures: in a profession, attending graduate and professional school, being engaged and active citizens; how do we, as faculty and administrators, maximize the impact of undergraduate research?
Proposals for Faculty-Administrator Network (FAN) Sessions at NCUR2014 should engage in this theme and provide an interactive and workshop-style opportunity for faculty and administrative mentors to share best practices, innovative programs, and professional development. Examples of FAN Session topics could include, but are not limited to:
- Assessing Undergraduate Research
- Integrating Research in the Curriculum
- Broadening and Diversifying Participation in Undergraduate Research
- Impact of Undergraduate Research in Interdisciplinary Studies and Curriculum
- Undergraduate Research and Engaged Learning
- Undergraduates and Community-Based Research
- Undergraduate Research and Faculty Work Load for Promotion & Tenure
Questions? Contact NCUR, or call 859-257-0049. The NCUR office is staffed Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm (Eastern Time).
Spring 2014 CUR Quarterly - Call for Submissions
Deadline for submissions is December 15, 2013.
Highlights consist of brief descriptions of recent (past six months) peer-reviewed research or scholarly publications in scholarly journals, book and book chapters, web-based publications, and juried performances. These publications must be in print and must include one or more undergraduate co-authors. To be considered for publication as an Undergraduate Research Highlight, the following information must be submitted.
To be considered for publication as an Undergraduate Research Highlight, a submission should include the information listed below and MUST CONFORM TO THE FORMAT OF THE EXAMPLE PROVIDED BELOW. Submissions must be sent via the electronic submission form available here. Should you have any questions regarding the eligibility of your highlight, please send your question to the Highlights Editor by email to Marie Graf. For a sample highlight submission, click here. Questions regarding the submissions process may be directed to the CUR National Office email or call 202-783-4810
EXAMPLE OF PROPER FORMAT REQUIREMENTS - SUBMISSIONS MUST CONFORM TO THIS FORMAT TO BE CONSIDERED.
Parker JS, Stewart GS, Gantt C. Research and intervention with adolescents exposed to domestic violence. Family Therapy. 2006; 33:45-52. (University of South Carolina Upstate)
The present study examined characteristics of adolescents exposed to domestic violence and tested a group intervention protocol utilizing expressive writing (EW) as a coping method for this population. The experimental group used "Positive Points", a list of personal strengths, in the writing intervention based on the hypothesis that their use would increase cognitive insight and positive word usage. A significant group effect was found and all participants demonstrated positive overall emotional change as a result of EW. Jennifer Parker is an assistant professor of psychology. Gina Stewart and Courtney Gantt, both senior psychology majors, participated in the research for independent study credit. The research was supported by a USC Scholarly Research and Development Award and a mini grant from the USC Upstate Center for Undergraduate Research, which was awarded to Gina. Gina is currently in a doctoral program in psychology at the University of Mississippi. Courtney is employed and in the process of applying to graduate programs.
INFORMATION YOU WILL NEED TO INCLUDE IN YOUR DESCRIPTION (through the electronic submission form):
-Title of the article and full journal citation (inclusive pages).
-A brief description (3-5 lines) of the research and its significance.
-Title and department or program affiliation of the faculty member.
-A brief description of the student co-author(s). Include the year of study in which the student(s) undertook the work, the opportunity through which the work was undertaken, (independent study project, summer project, REU program, senior thesis project, etc.), and the current status of the student (graduate school, employed, still enrolled, etc).
-The source of funding for the work.
Winter 2014 CUR Quarterly - Call for Submissions
Deadline for submissions is December 15, 2013. Deadline for final text for review and editing is March 30, 2014.
The theme of the Winter 2014 CUR Quarterly will focus on undergraduate research in international settings; that is, programs or opportunities that enable students to travel from their home institution to do research while studying in another country. We seek 4 to 5 authors that can share their experience with undergraduate research that is integrated into: faculty-led study abroad programs; group or individual international exchanges; or summer research abroad programs. Ideally, authors will be able to share evidence on student learning and/or outcomes as well as “lessons learned” about engaging in research with students in international settings. In addition, we invite shorter vignettes (300 words) that offer concrete, creative suggestions with regard to any aspect of undergraduate research undertaken in conjunction with study abroad/international exchanges.
Examples of topics of interest include but are not limited to:
· How do students develop appropriate research topics for an international setting? What preparations are essential for effective research abroad with students? How do students learn about identifying and utilizing local resources and experts?
· How can faculty build on their own international research interests, connections, and projects to develop opportunities for their students? What models exist for supporting student inquiry integrated into a study abroad program?
· What are the ethical considerations associated with conducting research abroad, and how should faculty and students respond to them?
· How do students participating in international exchange programs connect with host institution faculty and research opportunities? What are ways that home institution mentors can continue to guide students while they are researching abroad?
· What are best practices for community-based research in international settings? How do students connect with local institutions/agencies while they are abroad? What types of programs lend themselves particularly well to this form of research?
· What types of scaffolded curricular elements support undergraduate research in international settings?
· What tools are available for assessing the impact of research experiences abroad on student learning and development? What tools are needed?
If you are interested in contributing an article or vignette, please submit here a short (300-500 words) prospectus describing the focus of your proposed article or vignette(this is a new process- see some additional details below). Accepted authors will be notified by January 15, 2014. Please indicate in your prospectus whether you are interested in producing a full article or a vignette.
Kelly McConnaughay Janice DeCosmo
Editor-in-Chief Issue Editor
CUR Quarterly CUR Quarterly
-We will now be taking abstract/article submissions through content management software. To start the process click here.
- For first time users please click the link “ register for an account”
(Please note your www.cur.org login information will not work on this page)
- After registering for an account, login
-Click the link “ Submit Manuscript”
-The software will walk you through the remainder of the process
Visiting Faculty Fellowship at Duke University
Deadline for proposal submission is January 6, 2014.
Proposals are now being accepted for the 2014-15 academic year for Visiting Faculty Fellows to join with Duke faculty in re-defining our common teaching and research approach to the humanities. This opportunity has been made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation called Humanities Writ Large.
Additional information is available at our website. We would appreciate it if you would post and / or forward to eligible faculty. Thank you for your support of Humanities Writ Large.
NAFSA Review of Global Studies Literature Issue #5 - Call for Reviewers
Deadline for initial submissions is January 15, 2014.
The editors of the NAFSA Review of Global Studies Literature are pleased to announce the Call for Reviewers for Issue #5, with the special theme “The Politics of Language in International Education.” Suggested titles and topics can be found at here.
Topics may include:
1. Politics and Pedagogy of Language Learning
2. Intercultural Communications and Language Education
3. Language, Identity and Culture
4. Globalization and the Cultural Politics of Language Use
5. Regional Studies of Language and Identity
6. Linguistic Rights and Language Policies
7. Critical Translation Studies
In addition, if any prospective reviewer would like to propose a different topic or titles to review, please do so. Faculty members, international education practitioners, graduate students, linguists, language teachers, and anyone else who might be interested in contributing are encouraged to submit reviews. Please contact the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss. The Guidelines for Submission can be found here. (Please note that there are different topics for this special issue.) Emily Gorlewski, Rebecca Hovey, and Bryan McAllister-Grande, co-editors
Global Innovation Initiative: Call for Proposals
Grant competition closes December 16, 2013. The Global Innovation Initiative grant competition opens this week. Grants will be awarded to interdisciplinary higher education partnerships focusing on globally significant issues related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Proposals that address the following STEM-related themes will be accepted for the first year's competition:
- Energy, environment and climate change
- Agriculture, food security and water
- Global health and wellbeing
Two parallel competitions have opened on 28 October in the UK and US. UK-led partnerships may apply through the British Council for grants ranging from £100,000 - £150,000. US-led partnerships may apply for grants ranging from $150,000 - $250,000 through the Institute of International Education.
Funded by the British Council, the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the US Department of State, the Global Innovation Initiative is a higher education partnership grant opportunity aimed at strengthening multilateral research collaborations between universities in the UK, US and selected countries including Brazil, China, India and Indonesia. For further information about the initiative, please visit the Global Innovation Initiative website. Questions? Please email GII@britishcouncil.org
Early bird deadline is December 9, 2013. On February 5-7, 2014, Wake Forest University will host WISE 2014, the premier conference focused on the development of intercultural skills and awareness during study abroad and other forms of international education (service learning, individual research, etc.). WISE is a practitioner’s
conference focused on helping faculty leaders, program coordinators, and resident staff develop the knowledge and skills they need in order to help study abroad students develop intercultural skills and global awareness.
WISE is designed for faculty who lead or teach short- or long-term programs abroad, and for study abroad professionals who assist students in this important cross-cultural experience. It is a place where faculty, study abroad professionals, and other international education and assessment experts can share insights, strategies and personal experiences about intercultural competency in practical, hands-on sessions.
Registration for WISE 2013 is now open. Visit http://cis.wfu.edu/wise/registration for more details.
Why focus on intercultural skills and awareness? Many international educators share a common experience: once abroad, they discover that many of their students stay in a “study abroad bubble” and have a difficult time meeting and interacting with local people. They find that many students lack fundamental intercultural skills and are ill-prepared to interact effectively with their hosts. They wish they could help their students find better ways to take advantage of the numerous cross-cultural interactions
that lie at the core of the overseas experience.
This conference aims to explore students’ intercultural learning abroad from a variety of angles. WISE 2014 will include four sessions focused on the most important intercultural training models now in use. WISE 2014 will also feature a session focusing on the variety of inventories and tools being used to assess students’ intercultural competency and awareness. A total of 28 concurrent sessions will be offered over a two-day period.
In addition, a pre-conference workshop will be offered at WISE 2014. Dr. Michael Vande Berg will lead a full-day workshop entitled “*From Theory & Research to Practice: A Workshop for Intercultural Skills Enhancement*” on Wednesday February 5, 2014. This train-the-trainer workshop is designed to respond in concrete ways to that question. Grounded in developmental and experiential learning theory, it focuses on the development of four skills that students need to develop in order to become more interculturally competent—skills that will allow them to interact more effectively and
appropriately with culturally different others. Participants will come away from this workshop with a set of activities to use in their own teaching and training, and with enhanced skills to use them effectively. This pre-conference workshop will be capped at 25 participants, and separate registration is required.
International Affairs Fellowship in Nuclear Security, sponsored by the Stanton Foundation
Registration deadline is January 17, 2014. The International Affairs Fellowship in Nuclear Security (IAF-NS), sponsored by the Stanton Foundation, offers university-based scholars valuable hands-on experience in the nuclear security policymaking field and places selected fellows in U.S. government positions or international organizations for a period of twelve months to work with practitioners. The IAF-NS is only open to faculty members with tenure or on tenure-track lines at accredited universities and who propose to spend a year working in government or at an international organization. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are eligible to work in the United States and be between the ages of twenty-nine and fifty. CFR does not sponsor for visas. Former Stanton nuclear security fellows who meet the eligibility requirements can apply. CFR awards approximately two fellowships annually. The program awards a stipend of $125,000. Visit link here.
Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship
Registration deadline is December 16, 2013. The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship (SNSF) Program, made possible by a generous grant from the Stanton Foundation, offers younger scholars studying nuclear security issues the opportunity to spend a period of twelve months at the Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) offices in New York or Washington, DC, conducting policy-relevant research. Qualified candidates must be junior (non-tenured) faculty, postdoctoral fellows, or predoctoral candidates from any discipline who are working on a nuclear security related issue. The program is only open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are eligible to work in the United States. CFR does not sponsor for visas. CFR awards up to three fellowships annually. The program awards a stipend of $100,000 for junior (non-tenured) faculty; $75,000 for postdoctoral; and $50,000 for predoctoral fellows. Visit link here.
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 email@example.com.
CIC Fluency Workshop on Philosophy, Religious Studies, and the History of Ideas
Application deadline is Friday, December 6, 2013. CIC is now accepting applications for the Information Fluency in the Disciplines Workshop on Philosophy, Religious Studies, and the History of Ideas. The workshop will be held February 13–15, 2014, in Charleston, South Carolina. The workshop is intended to help institutions move beyond teaching information literacy in the general education curriculum to infusing information fluency into those studying philosophy, religious studies, and the history of ideas.
There is no fee to participate and, thanks to a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, each participating institution will be reimbursed up to $2,000 to offset travel and hotel expenses. In addition, all workshop materials and most of the meals during the workshop will be provided. The application guidelines and form as well as the preliminary program are available at www.cic.edu/InformationFluency. The program director for CIC’s Information Fluency Workshops is CIC Senior Advisor Susanne Woods.
Philosophy and religious studies are distinct but sometimes closely related disciplines that emphasize analytic thinking and textual analysis. Both are part of the broader history of ideas, which may in turn draw from such other disciplines as history, literature, and political theory. Each of our institutions has its own history and mission, inevitably bound with an educational philosophy and, in many cases, a religious history. Students need to move beyond information literacy in order to appreciate fully the underpinnings of their educational experience, whether or not they major in one of the core disciplines that this workshop serves. Students who major, minor, or simply choose to take upper-level courses in these fields benefit more fully by developing the advanced research, analytical, and interpretive skills we call information fluency.
This workshop will guide campus teams of four faculty members and administrators in the creation of a comprehensive program to assist students in obtaining a better understanding of the availability, authority, and uses of relevant information resources in their upper-level courses, including both print and online materials. The workshop will provide guidance and time for each campus team to create a realistic and appropriate action plan that it will take back to campus. To this end, participants will learn about topics such as:
The role of faculty-librarian collaboration in helping students acquire information fluency;
The role of chief academic officers in promoting the teaching of information fluency across the campus;
New, online, and traditional resources relevant to their disciplines;
Methods of evaluating the success of an information fluency program;
The uses of physical space and budgets to promote information fluency; and
Strategies for implementing change on campus.
Institutional teams should consist of (a) the chief academic officer or another appropriate senior academic officer, (b) the library director or a librarian with specialized training in philosophy, religious studies, and the history of ideas, and (c) two full-time faculty members. All team members should be motivated and well-positioned to promote information fluency programs when they return to campus.
All independent colleges and universities are eligible to apply, with preference given to CIC member institutions. Approximately 20 institutions will be selected to participate.
Please do not hesitate to contact Stephen Gibson, CIC’s director of programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Nanzan University CJS Visiting Faculty Program
The application deadline is December 31, 2013 for this year. One faculty member in the field of Japanese Language or Japanese Area Studies will be invited to teach and carry out his or her research at Nanzan University Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) in exchange for remuneration for courses taught and a modest stipend. The program will begin from the CJS fall (September-December 2014) and spring (January-May 2015) semesters. For more information about the program, please click here.
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/>