Nine University and College International Studies Consortium of Georgia
As part of its commitment to globalizing its academic environment, Georgia Southwestern State University has joined the International Studies Consortium of Georgia. This consortium, headquartered at Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) hosts symposia throughout the year focused on helping faculty to incorporate global issues and perspectives into their disciplines. The symposia are interdisciplinary and free to faculty from member institutions. Six faculty from each member institution are invited to attend; some travel expenses are also covered by GSW.
We invite interested faculty to contact email@example.com about attending a particular symposium. All GSW faculty attending a symposium will be requested to share their experience with the GSW community. This may be in the form of a seminar, panel discussion, or development of a permanent artifact.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2013:
SPSU-UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA (CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES) JOINT FACULTY DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE ON GLOBALIZING THE FUTURE: INCOPORATING LATIN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE ACROSS THE CURRICULUM –
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING THE NAMES AND OTHER DETAILS IS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013.
TEACHING LATIN AMERICAN IMMIGRATION: OVERCOMING MYTHS AND STEREOTYPES Philip Williams, Ph. D.
Director, Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) University of Florida (UF) Gainesville, Florida
CULTURAL ASPECTS OF DOING BUSINESS IN LATIN AMERICA Mary Risner Associate Director, CLAS, UF
NEO-AFRICAN CULTURES IN LATIN AMERICA: SOME PEDAGOGICAL APPROACHES Efrain Barradas, Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, CLAS, UF.
BEYOND CROPS AND COUPS: TEACHING ABOUT LATIN AMERICA Rosana Resende, CLAS, Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, UF.
In terms of lodging, for those living beyond the commuting distance of SPSU, we have a special negotiated rate of $69+tax per room/night (including breakfast) with the Hampton Inn, Marietta (contact Ms. Debbie Appling). PLEASE BE SURE TO MENTION THAT YOU ARE MAKING A RESERVATION TO ATTEND AN SPSU-SPONSORED CONFERENCE. NOTE THAT SPSU WILL NOT COVER THE COST OF THE HOTEL EXPENSES. PARTICIPANTS SHOULD GUARANTEE RESERVATIONS USING THEIR CREDIT CARDS. What follows is a link to the website of the hotel.
In terms of reimbursement, SPSU will pay the State of Georgia approved mileage rate or the cost of one rented minivan (including gas), whichever is cheaper and lesser of the two. Your school is expected to cover the cost of hotels expenses for your participants and also the cost of dinner.
The Windows to the World Development Committee welcomes input from all constituencies: University staff, administration, faculty, students, and the Americus/Sumter County Community. To leave feedback, please contact us via QEP@gsw.edu or contact individual committee members.