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Center for Global Engagement

Center for Global Engagement

Faculty Development

All CSU faculty can benefit personally and professionally from the opportunities available through the Center for Global Engagement and other external programs.

International faculty development includes curricular innovation, study abroad teaching and program development, faculty exchanges, collaboration with visiting scholars and the faculty associate program. Applications are available here for:

Contact Info:

Dr. Eric Spears

E-mail: spears_eric@columbusstate.edu 

Tel: (706) 507-8545

Office: Schuster 117

 

Ms. Christine Shaw

E-mail: spears_eric@columbusstate.edu 

Tel: (706) 507-8545

Office: Schuster 117

 

External Opportunities

CSU faculty interested in Asian studies can apply for opportunities at the East-West Institute in Hawai'i or the AACSU Japan Studies Institute.  Click on the program logos to go to these external websites. 

 

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The Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP) was launched in 1991 to enhance teaching about Asia at American two-year and four-year colleges and universities at the undergraduate level. In recent years, ASDP has also included Asian faculty in selected programs. Since its inception, more than 2,500 professors from the U.S. and Asia have participated in ASDP programs.

A joint program of the East-West Center and the University of Hawai‘i, ASDP offers a variety of content-focused faculty and institutional development programs and activities centered around summer residential institutes, field seminars in Asia, workshops on the U.S. mainland, and an annual academic conference. 

Campus Contact:

Dr. Eric Spears, Chair of the USG Asia Council & National Treasurer of the ASDP Alumni Board

E-mail: spears_eric@columbusstate.edu 

Tel: (706) 507-8545

Office: Schuster 117

 

AASCU China Studies Website

AACSU China Studies Institute

The China Studies Institute (CSI) Zhi-Xing China Academic Impact Fellowship Program allows faculty to learn from scholars, business leaders, and education administrators about Chinese civilization, history, language, business and education. The institute encourages participants to develop strategies for incorporating Chinese studies into courses on their campuses.

Dr. Eric Spears, Chair of the USG Asia Council & National Treasurer of the ASDP Alumni Board

E-mail: spears_eric@columbusstate.edu 

Tel: (706) 507-8545

Office: Schuster 117

 

 

AACSU-Japan-Studies-Website

The Japan Studies Institute (JSI) allows faculty to learn from scholars, business leaders and artists about Japanese civilization, history, language, business and education. JSI offers college and university faculty members without prior experience in Japanese studies the opportunity to learn from scholars, business leaders and artists about Japan, both past and present. The institute encourages participants to develop strategies for incorporating Japanese studies into courses on their campuses. It involves two weeks of intensive seminars, lectures, readings, films, and cultural activities related to Japanese history, culture, literature, government, business, language and education.

Campus Contact:

Dr. Eric Spears, Chair of the USG Asia Council & National Treasurer of the ASDP Alumni Board

E-mail: spears_eric@columbusstate.edu  

Tel: (706) 507-8545

Office: Schuster 117

Fulbright US Scholars Website

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers approximately 470 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright offers flexible awards including multi-country opportunities. 

Campus Contacts: 

Dr. Susan Hrach

E-mail: hrach_susan@columbusstate.edu 

Tel: (706) 565-1204 

Office: Illges Hall 213-A

 

Dr. Eric Spears

E-mail: spears_eric@columbusstate.edu 

Tel: (706) 507-8587

Office: Schuster 117