Southeast Asia Conference & Learning Opportunity (Now with Money!)

I’ve been planning to post this some time next week, but the good people at Northern Illinois just upped the ante and so I thought I’d better not wait. Be sure to let your department’s adjuncts know and sign up if interested.

From my email:

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Building a Global Future:
Teaching Southeast Asia to Undergraduates
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois
$75 stipends now available to non-NIU instructors who register with payment ($25) and complete the conference – available to the first 20 attendees to register by April 20!
If you are a college-level educator teaching about Southeast Asia now, or thinking about doing so, this is a one-day conference presented by NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies you won’t want to miss.
What you’ll come away with:
  • New ideas for bringing this increasingly important region to life in the classroom
  • New tools and techniques for engaging students to learn
  • New perspective on Southeast Asian history, current issues, culture, and the arts
Presenters and topics include:
  • College of Idaho Professor Robert Dayley: “Using Discovery to Inspire Exploration: Teaching Southeast Asia at Liberal Arts Colleges”
  • University of Kentucky Professor Jennifer Goodlander: “Dance, Puppets, Music: Teaching Southeast Asia through Performance”
  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Professor Nancy Lutz: “Centers and Peripheries: Thoughts on Teaching Southeast Asia from the Periphery”
  • DePaul University Adjunct Instructor Rey Ty: “Teaching about Conflict Human Rights, and Peace: Sharing My Resources Online”
  • Northern Illinois University professors Jui-Ching Wang (music) and Catherine Raymond (art history): “Engaging Students in the Arts of Southeast Asia”
  • Northern Illinois University Ph.D. history candidate and graduate teaching assistant Laura Iandola: “Tools and Techniques of Teaching a Southeast Asia Survey Class”  
In between presentations, you’ll have the opportunity to network over lunch with Southeast Asia specialists and also to share ideas with your counterparts at the end of the day. You’ll also have a chance to hear from a panel of students who will share their experiences studying about Southeast Asia.
Community college instructors are strongly encouraged to attend. The cost of the conference is $25. Lunch and refreshments are provided.
The Center for Southeast Asian Studies is a U.S. Department of Education Title VI undergraduate National Resource Center. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from leading specialists in the field and join us on April 28.
Hope to see you here in DeKalb. For more on the conference and to register, click here.
Center for Southeast Asian Studies
520 College View Court
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL  60115815-753-1771
815-753-1776 (FAX)

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