Faculty Development Seminars
Since 1995 the Asia Council has offered summer study/travel seminars in Asia. The target audience for the seminars is full-time faculty from University System of Georgia institutions with limited background on or experience in Asia. The aim of the seminars is to enable participants to create new courses focusing on an Asian culture, or to infuse more Asia-related content into existing courses. Seminars also enable faculty to establish contacts at Asian institutions with an eye to future exchanges and collaborative research. Currently, no seminar is planned for 2017, but if you have ideas, please contact us.
Faculty Development Workshops
The Asia Council also offers Faculty Development Workshops here in Georgia. The 2016 workshop's focus is the Korean Peninsula. The workshop will be held on April 8 & 9th at Georgia Perimeter College. This is going to be an exciting workshop with Dr. Tom Dolan, Kyle Christensen, Dr. Eric Spears, and the Consul General already confirmed to give presentations. A visit to a Korean Restaurant, a poster session, and possibly an art display are in the works. Details and a full schedule coming soon.
Previous workshops have focused on "Teaching South Asia" and "East Asia." Presentations focused on History, Culture, Geography, and Politics of countries in the region.
Teach in Asia
The 2017 Summer Study Abroad program in China will looking for faculty members who are able to teach two undergraduate courses at lower and/or upper divisions. All fields will be considered, except science courses involving labs. http://www.daltonstate.edu/china for examples of prior courses and related information. The deadline to apply for the 2017 program participation is March 25, 2016. A faculty guide concerning terms and conditions of participation are available upon request. The program is sponsored by the Asia Council of the University System of Georgia (USG), and is open to all faculty and students of USG institutions.
The program will cover participating faculty’s travel costs, which include round-trip airline tickets to and from China, domestic transportation in China, lodging, entrance fees to cultural sites, and group meals. A faculty’s spouse may travel with the program but needs to pay the cost of all travel-related expenses.
We are currently exploring options for 2017. If you are interested in helping develop a program in South Korea for summer 2017, please contact the Asia Council Chair.
The Fulbright Scholar Program for 2017-2018
The Fulbright Scholar Program is offering teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2017-2018 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. There are awards in 45 specific academic disciplines as well as 167 awards open to all disciplines.
Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to participate in one of our weekly webinars. Each deals with a topic germane to the 2017-2018 competition, from regional and discipline information to how to fill out an application. For more information, visit our website.