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Opportunities

 for Off-Campus Development

 Current Opportunities

National Center for Academic Transformation Fall Webinar Series

The National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT) is pleased to announce that it will offer four free webinars on course redesign in the coming months. During fall 2014, we will incorporate our popular Getting Started on Course Redesign seminar into this webinar series, and we will also offer a number of discipline-based topics.

 Getting Started Webinar on September 16, 2014 at 1 pm EST

 Getting Started on Course Redesign is a webinar for those of you who are thinking about beginning a large-scale course redesign project. This two-hour-long webinar will provide participants the opportunity to learn about how redesign efforts have begun at both four- and two-year institutions. NCAT Redesign Scholar Michelle Miller from Northern Arizona University will describe how their redesign of Introductory Psychology got started and how they resolved problems that arose. NCAT vice president Carolyn Jarmon will give examples of what has been experienced by two-year institutions in a variety of academic disciplines as they began their redesigns. The agenda includes plenty of time for discussion to help you think about how to get started.

 Discipline-based Webinars: October, November and December of 2014 

 Each hour-long webinar will feature an NCAT Redesign Scholar, the project leader of a highly successful course redesign, describing the redesign project with a particular focus on its distinguishing characteristics. After a presentation, the lead faculty member will be available to answer questions and provide additional specifics about the redesign. The following topics and speakers are planned: 

  • October 14, 2014 at 1 pm EST: Redesigning The Economic System at Buffalo State College presented by Bill Ganley, featuring the effective use of undergraduate learning assistants in an introductory economics course. 
  • November 11, 2014 at 1 pm EST: Redesigning Developmental Math at Manchester Community College (CT) presented by Marcia Jehnings, featuring the use of modularization in the Emporium Model, a proven approach to learning developmental mathematics.
     
  • December 9, 2014 at 1 pm EST: Redesigning Fundamentals of Biology at Salisbury University presented by Ron Gutberlet, featuring engagement of students individually and in groups.

You must register for each webinar, but there is no registration fee. Go to http://www.theNCAT.org/Webinars/2014Webinars.html to register for one or more of these webinars.  

 Videos of Prior Webinars

 Videos of the following prior webinars may be accessed at http://www.theNCAT.org/Webinars/Webinars.html.

  • Redesigning General Psychology at Frostburg State University
  • Redesigning Computing and Information Literacy at Arizona State University
  • Redesigning developmental math at Cleveland State Community College, Chattanooga State Community College and Northwest-Shoals Community College
  • Redesigning American History and European History at SUNY Potsdam
  • Redesigning Principles of Chemistry at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Redesigning statistics at Niagara County Community College
  • Redesigning Developmental Reading at Northeast State Technical Community College
  • Getting Started on Course Redesign: examples of how redesign efforts began at both four- and two-year institutions.
  • Redesigning General Psychology at the University of New Mexico
  • Redesigning College Algebra at the University of Central Florida

 If you have questions about this webinar series, please contact Carolyn Jarmon, NCAT vice president, at cjarmon@theNCAT.org. We look forward to seeing you online!

Indiana Campus Compact Member Fall Networking Retreat

Friday, September 26, 2014.  Deadline to register is September 19, 2014. This retreat is free and open to all Indiana Campus Compact members.

Participants in this members-only retreat will be able to choose from two tracks during a day of connecting with colleagues, rejuvenation, and professional development at Bradford Woods in Martinsville, IN. 

 Track One: Experienced practitioners will spend the day doing some big picture thinking and planning for sustainability in their work. This open space meeting will be facilitated by Oren Pizmony-Levy, Assistant Professor, International and Comparative Education, Teacher’s College, Columbia University. Dr. Pizmony-Levy will guide participants through conversations and exercises to help them discover what they can do (together or on their own) to build infrastructure and sustain their work in service engagement with Indiana Campus Compact as a supporting agency.

 Track Two: Members who are interested in taking part in multiple workshops will learn about connecting themselves with civic engagement, social justice, and the work we do through a training from the Center for Civic Reflection; connecting with other campuses and their communities with an Indiana Campus Compact Listening to Communities Meeting grant; and connecting with fellow Hoosiers through ALL-IN, a state-wide initiative from Indiana Humanities. Participants in these workshops will be divided into two groups so that they will be able to take part in all three workshops.

 Presenters and facilitators for the workshop track are:

  • Civic Reflection Training - Thomas Toney, Facilitator & Trainer, Chicago, IL.
  • Developing a Listening to Communities Workshop – Michael Valliant, Community Engagement Coordinator, IU Bloomington, Chelsea Rood-Emmick, Executive Director of Civic Engagement, Ivy Tech Bloomington, and Heather Dalton-Miklozek, Community Engagement Director, Indiana State University.
  • Integrating IN Humanities ALL-IN in Your Campus-wide Initiatives – Kristin Hess Communications and Program Officer, and Kristen Fuhs Wells, Director of Communications.

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Bradford Woods is a natural environment with universal design applications for increased accessibility.  Sessions will be held in three separate buildings and transitioning from one building to another is required.  If you think you may need help during the transitions, please let us know.  Dress is casual and we suggest wearing comfortable walking shoes.

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education

The Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE: EHR) program seeks proposals that identify and address challenges that STEM educators face in and outside of the classroom. The program features two tracks and two tiers of projects will exist within each track:

Engaged Student Learning
(1) Exploration

Institutional and Community Transformation
(2) Design and Development

These tracks will entertain research studies in all areas. For more information including proposal due dates, please visit the IUSE:EHR website.

2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Needs Reviewers

GRFP is soliciting reviewers for the GRFP applications. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary scientists and engineers, and other professionals with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduate education expertise, are invited to serve as reviewers for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). For the 2015 competition, NSF is particularly seeking reviewers in Life Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Physics and Astronomy fields. This opportunity is described in a Dear Colleague Letter. Read letter here.

For inquiries, please contact Christopher Carr, Program Manager - Outreach at the National Science Foundation GRFP. By email ccarr@nsf.gov or c.carr@asee.org, or call 202.649.3837

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 frohlice@dickinson.edu.
717-245-1507.

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 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.

Summer 2015

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

http://www.ahastudyabroad.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=432&Itemid=1340

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 (amandabrookinsblinn@depauw.edu).

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)

EDUCAUSE

Great Lakes College Association (GLCA)

Midwest Faculty Seminar (MFS)

The IDEA Center