Wabash Workshop for Asian & Asian American Religion and Theology Faculty

Dear Colleagues,
I wanted to make sure you were aware of this unique opportunity at the Wabash Center.

2011-12 Teaching and Learning Workshop for
Pre-Tenure Asian & Asian American Religion and Theology Faculty
http://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/programs/details.aspx?id=20848

Please forward this announcement to Asian and Asian North American pre-tenure colleagues.
Applications are due January 14, 2011

Leadership Team
Kwok Pui-Lan, Episcopal Divinity School (Director)
Zayn Kassam, Pomona College
Tat-siong Benny Liew, Pacific School of Religion
David K. Yoo, UCLA

This workshop will gather 14 faculty, drawn from diverse religious specializations, in their first years of teaching, for a week during two successive summers and for a weekend winter retreat in a warm location. As a learning community of committed and skilled teachers, this workshop will explore such topics as:

  • Issues particularly germane to the pedagogy and politics of faculty of Asian descent in the academy
  • Vocation, career, and becoming a fulfilled, engaged teacher/scholar
  • Teaching and thriving in one’s institutional context
  • Course design, assignments, learning goals and assessment
  • Dealing with religious, social, ethnic, racial, and learning diversities in the classroom
  • Issues of tenure preparation

Workshop Goals

  • To invite participants into formal and informal dialogue about existing and needed habits and practices of teaching from the perspectives of professors of Asian descent
  • To create an environment to speak honestly about the politics and pressures of teaching and learning in higher education in intra- and multi-racial/cultural contexts
  • To foster collaborative projects and conversation that will facilitate experimentation for better teaching
  • To develop a reflective practice, both individually and communally, about vocation, identity, and well being that incorporates the rigors of scholarship, teaching and leadership as tenure is being considered

For more information including eligibility and application requirements:
http://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/programs/details.aspx?id=20848

Please forward this announcement to Asian and Asian North American pre-tenure colleagues.

Regards,
_____________________
Thomas Pearson, Ph.D [EMAIL DR. PEARSON]
Associate Director, Wabash Center
301 West Wabash Ave.
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
800-655-7117
fax – 765-361-6051
http://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu

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