The Center for Global Engagement is pleased to forward the following AASCU announcement for professional development opportunities. The College of Staten Island will supplement the AASCU grant with up to $1,000 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 ( if you are applying for the program through AASCU.

Please note, the Japan Studies Institute is held on the campus of San Diego State University.

Thank you,

Stephen Ferst


American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)

AASCU is pleased to announce the following professional development opportunity for faculty on your campus:

Japan Studies Institute (JSI),  Dates: June 3-16, 2019

Application Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2019

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, go online or contact Jody Dixon by email at, 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

Tele: 202.478.7834