Professional Development Opportunities for Faculty in China Studies and Japan Studies

The Center for Global Engagement is pleased to forward the following AASCU announcement for professional development opportunities. The Center will supplement the AASCU grant with up to $1,500 for successful candidates to cover additional costs not covered by the AASCU program. In order to be eligible for the additional funding, please email Winnie Brophy (winnie.brophy@csi.cuny.edu) if you are applying for the program through AASCU. Please note, the China Studies Institute is a three-week program held in China and the Japan Studies Institute is held on the campus of San Diego State University. Both programs take place in early June 2017:

 

17 November 2017

FROM:  George L. Mehaffy and Arlene Jackson

SUBJECT:  China Studies Institute (CSI) and Japan Studies Institute (JSI)

AASCU is pleased to announce two professional development opportunities for faculty on your campus:

China Studies Institute (CSI),  Dates: June 4-23, 2017

Application Deadline: December 18, 2016

The China Studies Institute (CSI) [Zhi-Xing China Academic Leaders Fellowship Program] is a three week program held in China.  CSI allows AASCU faculty members without prior experience in Chinese studies to learn from scholars, business leaders, and education administrators about Chinese civilization, history, language, business and education in Beijing, Xian and Shanghai.  The Institute encourages participants to develop strategies for incorporating Chinese studies into courses on their campuses. The Institute involves three weeks of intensive seminars, lectures, readings, and cultural activities related to Chinese history, culture, literature, government, business, language and education. Institute faculty will include scholars, administrators, representatives from the local Chinese community, and government officials.  CSI fellowship grants are available to cover most of the costs of the Institute for each participant.

To register or for more specific information, visit: http://www.aascu.org/programs/CSI or contact Sufei Li by email at lis@aascu.org, or by calling 571.594.6668.

 

Japan Studies Institute (JSI),  Dates: June 5-18, 2017

Application Deadline: February 28, 2017

The Japan Studies Institute (JSI) offers AASCU faculty members without prior experience in Japanese studies to learn from scholars, business leaders, artists and journalists about Japan, both past and present. The two week institute, located on the campus of San Diego State university, encourages participants to develop strategies for incorporating Japanese studies into courses on their campuses. The Institute involves intensive seminars, lectures, readings, films, and cultural activities related to Japanese history, culture, literature, government, business, language and education. Previous programs have included topics as diverse as wartime and occupation Japan, social relations and the changing role of women in Japan, Japanese foreign policy and regional relations, classical music, ikebana, calligraphy, survival Japanese, Japanese film in the classroom, and philosophical and religious traditions in Japan. The formal program is complemented by a number of off-campus and evening activities. Institute faculty will include scholars, representatives from the local Japanese community, artists, journalists, and government officials.  Most of the costs of the JSI are covered by a grant from the Japan Studies Institute endowment.

To register or for more specific information, visit: http://www.aascu.org/programs/JSI/ or contact Jody Dixon by email at dixonj@aascu.org, or by calling 202.478.7814.

For more about professional development opportunities for faculty and administration you may also contact: Arlene Jackson, Associate Vice President for Global Initiatives, American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), 1307 New York Avenue- 5th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20005;  202.478.7834; jacksona@aascu.org; www.aascu.org.