Course Development Fellowship: PJHR
The Peace, Justice, & Human Rights program offers up to one full course development grant of $3,000 or up to three partial course development grants of $1,000 to full time faculty with a proven record of teaching effectiveness who wish to create new courses or redesign current courses that meet the criteria of the PJHR program. The course should help students gain a theoretical and empirical understanding of the challenges and possibilities of peace building and conflict transformation. It must also focus on giving students the knowledge, skills and creativity to seek justice and promote peace.
Recipients may teach one summer course.
Recipients are required to submit a written report on the results of the grant including complete syllabus, list of material, and bibliography. The report should be submitted to the Director of the PJHR program and the Associate AVP for Faculty Development and Summer Programs by October 1st following the award period.
Applications for Summer 2014 are due Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.
Years at JCU
Full Fellowship $3000
Partial Fellowship $1000
Proposed Course Title
Please outline your tentative syllabus including the major topics, goals and outcomes of the course, the reading list, and how these various elements emphasize the learning goals of the PJHR program. These goals are: Students should be able to demonstrate the following abilities; (1) To describe, explain, analyze, and reflect upon the complex and systematic nature of peace building, justice, and human rights. (2) To ascertain and understand those situations where the ideals of peace, justice, and human rights are not attained. This should include both domestic and global situations and include causes, consequences, and solutions. (3) To articulate a world view that leads to concern for and on behalf of those who suffer from conflict, injustice and/or human rights violations; and (4) To demonstrate increased levels of engagement (both on and off campus) with issues related to peace, justice, and human rights.
Or if you prefer, you may attach the syllabus outline here
Please list resources you will utilize in preparing the course and explain how you will market the course.
Please submit a letter from the chairperson of your department, indicating the value of the course for the department, and guaranteeing that the course will be offered during the next academic year. You may also submit this letter separately to the Associate AVP for Faculty Development and Summer Programs.
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