Faculty Institute on Globalization & Society
The Center for Teaching Excellence invites you to attend the The Faculty Institute on Globalization and Society
The St. Edward’s University Faculty Institute on Globalization and Society (FIGS) will take place from June 2-5, 2013 at the award-winning The Inn At Salado.
Over meals at the Inn, in walks around the historic town of Salado, and in five scheduled seminars, St. Edward’s contracted faculty will spend three nights and days discussing how globalization informs social norms, values, and obligations.
Thanks to underwriting from the Office of Academic Affairs, a course pack of engaging readings, from the 18th century to the 21st century, will provide the focus for the FIGS discussions between and among attendees.
Room and board funding for St. Edward’s full-time contracted faculty at the Institute has also been provided by the Office of Academic Affairs.
Attendance is limited to ten full-time faculty members. Although new and re-applicants will be given priority consideration, prior participants may apply. An on-line application form is available and the deadline to apply is March 4, 2013. St. Edward’s faculty interested in participating in the Institute are asked to write no more than 150 words on what they would like to gain from participation in the Institute and how participation might influence their teaching. SEU faculty who’ve attended comparable institutes in the past and who helped organize the structure and readings for the Institute will review the applications. FIGS participants will be notified by March 29, 2013, and must commit to attend the Institute by April 5, 2013. Participants must commit to remaining at the site of the Institute for the duration of the event.
Ongoing thanks are due to Professor Danney Ursery, who helped structure and bring into being the Faculty Institute for Globalization and Society, and to the other faculty who worked with him: Sue Currey, Dianne Hill, Catherine Rainwater, Neal Wise, and Bill Zanardi.
For more information, please contact Sue Currey. (Phone: 428-1333).
Please read the FIGS sample readings.