Regional Seminars for Excellence in Teaching, SEE, Eurasia

Deadline: varies according to the topic (15 March 2011 to 1 June 2011)
Open to: junior university teachers in the humanities and social sciences from South-Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Allowance: coverage of all major costs of participation of the individuals coming from the SEE and Eurasia region, others are encouraged to seek their own funding

OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS
HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPORT PROGRAM

are pleased to invite the junior university teachers in the humanities and social sciences in the countries of South-Eastern Europe and Eurasia to participate in the projects of the

REGIONAL SEMINAR FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING (ReSET)

The HESP Regional Seminar for Excellence in Teaching (ReSET) aims to develop and support teaching excellence in the humanities and social sciences at the undergraduate university level. The program promotes a systematic rethinking of the meaning of the undergraduate learning experience in support of building free and open societies, the defense and enlargement of freedom of inquiry and advancement of programs of undergraduate learning offering an educational experience that develops independent and original thinkers. Rooted in the concept of continuous development and self-renewal of university academics, ReSET creates opportunities for qualified and dedicated regional and international faculty to make a substantial contribution to the revision and advancement of teaching and learning and fosters their leadership in the process of educational change in the region.

Practically, ReSET projects bring together regional groups of young university faculty interested in updating, challenging and generating innovative approaches to teaching and learning in a particular subject or thematic area and engage them in critical scholarly debate, reflection on their teaching philosophies and practices and creative revision of curricula, academic courses, teaching methods, materials and tools for their on-going engagement in the undergraduate classroom. The program focuses on the exploration and introduction of new fields of studies and revision of subject areas that are central to the undergraduate curriculum and have a bearing on the approaches to teaching and learning in the entire disciplines.

The following projects will commence during the Summer of 2011 and are now open to applications from the junior faculty teaching at the undergraduate university programs in the relevant academic subjects in the countries of South-eastern Europe and Eurasia:

  • BUREAUCRACY AND THE POST-SOVIET POLITICAL REGIMES; Deadline: 11 April 2011
  • GENDER, SEXUALITY & POWER; Deadline: 15 March 2011
  • GLOBAL HEALTH ECONOMICS; Deadline: 15 April 2011
  • GOVERNANCE OF GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE: TOWARDS A MULTIDISCIPLINARY DISCUSSION IN TERTIARY ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION; Deadline: 1 June  2011
  • INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT IN POST-TRANSITION COUNTRIES; Deadline: 25 March 2011
  • ISLAM: RELIGIOUS AND SOCIAL PRACTICES. UNIVERSALITY AND LOCALITY; Deadline: 21 March 2011
  • SOCIAL MOBILITY AND MODERNIZATION IN EASTERN EUROPE IN THE 20TH CENTURY; Deadline: 31 March 2011
  • WEALTH, POVERTY AND LIFE SATISFACTION IN TRANSITION SOCIETIES; Deadline: 1 April 2011
  • TOWARDS A NEW CULTURAL HISTORY OF EASTERN AND CENTRAL EUROPE. CRITICAL ISSUES AND REAPPRAISALS (RESET CHALLENGES SEMINAR); Deadline: 1 April 2011

HESP’s funding to the projects, as a rule, provides coverage of all major costs of participation of the individuals, who are the nationals and university faculty of the program’s target region, which encompasses the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Russian Federation, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. University academics from outside this target region are encouraged to participate in the activities of the Seminar on a self- or co-funding basis.

Application Process

See each project for application requirements, contact information and general inquiries.

Contact

For General Program Inquiries:
HESP REGIONAL SEMINAR FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
Open Society Foundations
Oktober 6. u. 12., Budapest 1051, Hungary
Tel: +36 1 882 6152, Fax: +36 1 882 3112
Oleksandr Shtokvych, Senior Program Manager
E-mail: [email protected]

The official webpage.

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