Nominations for Faculty Development Seminars

Friday, January 04, 2013

Nominations for Faculty Development Seminars, sponsored by CIEE and IES, due February 1, 2013

The Center for Global Education, with support from the Office of the Provost and the Henneke Center for Academic Fulfillment, is seeking nominations for faculty and staff interested in participating in the seminars sponsored by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). These are intensive educational programs that incorporate lectures, site visits, and discussions with overseas academics and colleagues. Participants are expected to return to their home campus prepared to incorporate an international dimension into administration, course design, research and teaching.

The CGE is encouraging full-time faculty who have teaching and research interests related to the subject of the seminars to apply. Preference will be given to faculty and individuals who have not previously participated in faculty development seminars. All applicants are expected to meet the criteria as outlined by the coordinating organization.

CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars: The CIEE IFDS are short-term, concentrated, educational experiences designed to explore fascinations, challenge preconceptions, and open eyes to a wide variety of issues shaping the world today. Expect one or two intensive weeks of: lectures given by local faculty or experts from prestigious public and private institutions; lively discussions with overseas academics and colleagues; and coordinated site visits to academic, economic, educational, environmental, historic, political, religious, and social institutions. Seminars will be conducted in Africa (Botswana, Senegal, Morocco), Asia (China, India), Europe (France, Germany +Poland, Ireland, Italy, Spain + Morocco, Sweden), Latin America (Bonaire, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico), and the Middle East (Jordan, Turkey). For more information, visit

IES Abroad Faculty Development Seminars: Each year, IES Abroad offers development seminars for faculty members from the IES Abroad Consortium. IES will sponsor two seminars: “Second Language Symposium, Madrid, Spain” and” European Union, Paradise Lost? Challenging Perspectives on a Changing Europe”. For more information, visit

Application process
Interested people should submit a statement of interest explaining the anticipated value of the seminar to their teaching, research, and/or administrative responsibilities. The statement should not exceed three pages and should be accompanied by their CV. Nominations should be accompanied by a letter of support by the department chair and the college dean. Applications are due by February 1. Materials should be submitted to Dr. Cheryl Matherly, Vice Provost, Global Education,

The Office of the Provost and the CGE will make available funding sufficient to cover the registration fee and travel for at least two faculty. Participants will be expected to submit a report on the seminar to the CGE and present on their experience as part of the International Education Forum Series.

For more information, contact:
Wendy Sheets, Associate Director, Center for Global Education

Center for Global Education