Summer Faculty Courses

Call for Proposals for Summer Faculty-Led Courses in China (and surrounding countries)

CU faculty members are encouraged to submit proposals to organize and teach an undergraduate course in China (or China and neighboring countries) in summer 2015 or later. (Note that faculty may propose offering a course again in 2015 or later that has previously been approved and taught or propose a new course at this time.)

Courses may focus on any topic related to China (or China and its neighbors) in any discipline, but should be designed to draw a diverse audience and encourage greater interest in East Asia among undergraduate students. Maximum use should be made of the location, on-site resources, and connections with local communities. Faculty will receive the normal salary for teaching a summer course in addition to having their expenses paid as part of the program fee. Depending on income from the Tang Endowment, 12-15 students may be accommodated in the course, and each student will receive a partial scholarship to subsidize participation.

There will be two main areas of faculty responsibility in designing the course: one is academic and the second is logistical. Pre-proposals will be reviewed for academic quality and relevance to Asian Studies by CAS. Logistical matters will be dealt with in the second phase of this competition, which will be managed by the Office of International Education and the Study Abroad Committee.

Pre-proposals should include a draft syllabus for a three-credit undergraduate course, an explanation of how this course meets the goals of encouraging undergraduate student interest in the study of China and Asia, preliminary ideas about location(s) and logistics, a brief c.v., and a letter of support from your department chair for offering the course.

Proposals must be received by November 15, 2013, to be considered for 2015 or later.

Submit proposals to CAS Assistant Director Danielle Rocheleau Salaz (CAS, 366 UCB; cas@colorado.edu, 303-735-5312).