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Community College and MSI Faculty Development in India

August 2, 2018

AIIS CAORC community college and minority serving institution faculty development seminar in India. Spend two weeks studying urban sustainability.

  • Funded Development Seminar for CC and MSI Faculty
  • Spend Two Weeks in India Studying Urban Sustainability Jan. 2-18, 2019
  • Application Deadline September 21st, 2018

The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) has announced a faculty development seminar for faculty of community colleges and minority serving institutions. Participants will travel to India to explore the topic Urban Sustainability. From AIIS and CAORC –

Across the globe, as towns grow into cities and as cities morph into megacities, what can be done to ensure that demands for quality economic opportunities and decent standards of living are balanced against increased pressures on the environment, energy resources, and threatened cultural traditions?

This two-week-long overseas seminar will allow participating faculty to visit three rapidly changing Indian cities—Bangalore, Jaipur, and Mysore—to understand the varying economic, cultural, social, and environmental pressures confronting emerging cities. In addition to exploring the challenges and opportunities created by India’s urban development, participants will gain firsthand experience of the country’s fascinating history, society, and culture, while also engaging in productive partnerships and exchanges with local university faculty.

The program is only open to faculty members at community colleges or
minority-serving institutions. Awarded faculty will receive round-trip travel, accommodations, and meals for the seminar.

Learn more and apply:
Application deadline: September 21, 2018


Please note that the South Asia Center at the University of Washington is an AIIS member institution.

Find a PDF of this announcement here.