International Study Opportunities for Faculty From the Midwest Institute

The Midwest Institute will receive $30,000 funding thru co-sponsorships from nine international centers (Title VI program, U.S.
Dept. of Education) to organize the 2011 summer workshops.

Specifically, the 2011 workshops will be:

* Africa (July 25-29, 2011) and/or Latin America (July 25-29, 2011)
* Global Values, Responsibility and Leadership (August 1-5, 2011)
* Global Interactions and Exchanges (August 8-12, 2011)

The workshops will be offered in Kalamazoo for the purpose of providing information & resources to faculty for the development of curriculum
modules on various aspects or issues relating to one of the weekly workshops.

For each workshop, 15 faculty will be selected on a “FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE” basis from members in the Midwest Institute consortium.

Each faculty will receive a $1,000 stipend for his/her participation and the development of a curriculum module to be infused into a least
one course that he/she is teaching.

Please find enclosed copies of two documents:

1. Form-Application for 2011 Workshops.
2. Guidelines of benefits and obligations.

Feel free to contact Aleta Anderson for copies or information x4879

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