Call For Faculty To Teach Fulbright Grantees 2018 Summer Programs

The Office of Non-Credit Programs (ONCP) at SCPS is looking for multiple faculty interested in teaching 60-90 minute sessions to Fulbright grantees during their pre-departure orientation session (US Fulbright grantees) and welcome orientation (foreign Fulbright grantees) in 2018. If interested, send an email to Edgar Zavala, Director of Non-Credit Programs (edgar.zavala@manhattan.edu) by January, 18, 2018. 

The specifics of the programs are:

1- FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING ASSISTANT SUMMER ORIENTATION

Experience Requirement: Working and/or mentoring international students and teaching assistants

Audience: Up to 60 participants with positions at U.S. colleges or universities to teach or assist in teaching their native languages 

Dates: The week of July 30 or August 6, 2018 (please indicate availability in your response)

Sessions: (1) “Foreign Language Teaching Methodology” and (2) “Technology in the Classroom” must be treated separately and not combined with other topics. Sessions (3) “Curriculum Development & Creation and Use of Materials”, (4) “Classroom Management & Performance Assessment”, and (5) “Developing and Maintaining Professional Relationships” may be treated separately or combined to fit the time frame of the program, (6) "Transition Survival Skills & Campus Resources", (7) "Diversity of U.S. Campuses & U.S. Academic Evaluation System" (please indicate the session (s) that you are interested in teaching) Actual teaching days: 3

2- GATEWAY ORIENTATION

Experience Requirement: Working and/or mentoring international students and teaching assistants

Audience: Up to 90 participants with high level of English proficiency (average TOEFL score of participants is over 100). All participants will arrive with strong academic credentials and will already have secured academic admission to graduate programs at U.S. institutions at either a masters or doctoral level.  Their fields of study will range from humanities to business and management and from the social sciences to the hard sciences and technology. The majority of participants will not continue academic study at the Gateway Orientation host institution, and all content should be delivered with that understanding. The Gateway Orientation serves to provide them with the skills necessary to ease their transition into U.S. graduate study and the Fulbright Program. 

Dates: The week of July 30 week or August 6 (please indicate availability in your response)

Sessions: Sessions (1) “Understanding U.S. Academic Culture” (2) “Cross Cultural Understanding & Adjustment – Workshop”, (3) “Appropriate Interpersonal Relationships”, (4) “ U.S. Politics and People ”, (5) “Leadership Workshop” (please indicate the session (s) that you are interested in teaching) Actual teaching days: 3

Session Format: Panel discussions, interactive workshops and traditional lectures.

3- WESTERN HEMISPHERE PRE-DEPARTURE ORIENTATION

Experience Requirement: Working with the geographic region

Audience: Up to 67; U.S. Fulbright Student Researchers (30), English Teaching Assistants (ETAs - 12), and Scholars (25). The orientation will also include approximately 18 U.S. Fulbright alumni, who will lead discussions and serve as presenters. Fulbrighters will carry out their grants in the following host countries in the Western Hemisphere: The Bahamas, Barbados and Eastern Caribbean, Belize, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, and Venezuela.

Dates: The week of June 24 (please indicate availability in your response)

Sessions: (1) “Your Identity Abroad” (2) “Personal Safety”, (3) “Personal Health and Well-Being”, (4) “ The Role of Fulbright in U.S. Foreign Policy ”, (5) “Planning for Accompanying Spouses or Dependent”, (6) "Strategies for Working with Embassies Abroad and State Department Careers" (please indicate the session (s) that you are interested in teaching). Actual teaching days: 2.5

4- EUROPE & EURASIA AND SOUTH & CENTRAL ASIA PRE-DEPARTURE ORIENTATION

Experience Requirement: Working with the geographic regions

Audience: Up to 204; of recently selected U.S. Fulbright Student Researchers (50), English Teaching Assistants (ETAs - 83), and Scholars (71). The orientation will also include approximately 56 U.S. Fulbright alumni, who will lead discussions and serve as presenters

Dates: The week of July 15 or July 22 (please indicate availability in your response)

Sessions: (1) “Your Identity Abroad” (2) “Personal Safety”, (3) “Personal Health and Well-Being”, (4) “ The Role of Fulbright in U.S. Foreign Policy ”, (5) “Planning for Accompanying Spouses or Dependent”, (6) "Strategies for Working with Embassies Abroad and State Department Careers" (please indicate the session (s) that you are interested in teaching). Actual teaching days: 2.5

5- SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA PRE-DEPARTURE ORIENTATION

Experience Requirement: Working with the geographic region

Audience: Up to 155; recently selected U.S. Fulbright Student Researchers (50), English Teaching Assistants (ETAs- 35), and Scholar (70). The orientation will also include approximately 25 U.S. Fulbright alumni, who will lead discussions and serve as presenters

Dates: The week of June 24 or July 8 (please indicate availability in your response)

Sessions: (1) “Your Identity Abroad” (2) “Personal Safety”, (3) “Personal Health and Well-Being”, (4) “ The Role of Fulbright in U.S. Foreign Policy ”, (5) “Planning for Accompanying Spouses or Dependent”, (6) "Strategies for Working with Embassies Abroad and State Department Careers" (please indicate the session (s) that you are interested in teaching). Actual teaching days: 2.5

6- EAST ASIA & THE PACIFIC AND NEAR EAST ASIA PRE-DEPARTURE ORIENTATION

Experience Requirement: Working with the geographic regions

Audience: Up to 149; recently selected U.S. Fulbright Student Researchers (47), English Teaching Assistants (ETAs - 44), and Scholars (58). The orientation will also include approximately 33 U.S. Fulbright alumni, who will lead discussions and serve as presenters

Dates: The week of June 24 (please indicate availability in your response)

Sessions: (1) “Your Identity Abroad” (2) “Personal Safety”, (3) “Personal Health and Well-Being”, (4) “ The Role of Fulbright in U.S. Foreign Policy ”, (5) “Planning for Accompanying Spouses or Dependent”, (6) "Strategies for Working with Embassies Abroad and State Department Careers" (please indicate the session (s) that you are interested in teaching). Actual teaching days: 2.5

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