Timeline

Project Work Plan (2013-2014): Ancient Heritages

 Year 1: June 1, 2013-May 31, 2014               

Pre-award period (upon notification of funding in January 2013)

  • Notify participating community colleges of award;
  • Community colleges nominate 5-7 faculty and send Project Director (by April 1, 2013);
  • Distribution of pre-reading list (by May 15, 2013);
  • Participants complete pre-reading;
  • Recruit and confirm consultants for opening symposium (August 4-9, 2013).

June-August 2013

  • Preparations for opening symposium;
  • By the end of the opening symposium, participants will have established a preliminary set of personal professional and institutional goals, considered which areas of focus they may wish to pursue, and met with the PD to schedule site visits and specify topics for visiting scholars.

September 2013-December 2013

  • Institutions submit summary of intended goals for Year 1 to PD via e-mail by September 30, 2013;
  • Participants engage in ongoing reading, continued development and implementation (if possible) of institutional goals;
  • UVa faculty consultants work with participants virtually via discussion forums, Blackboard Collaborate, and Skype or video conferencing based on participant need and request;
  • UVa faculty consultants, the PD, and/or visiting scholars (based on request from institutions) will make site visits for 1-2 days to work one-on-one with faculty as needed;

January 2014-April 2014

  • Participants and faculty consultants continue working through the theme of Year 1;
  • In cooperation with their institutions, institutions will submit a summary overview of achieved goals and/or steps toward implementation of goals by April 30, 2014;
  • Institutions begin recruiting participants for Year 2;
  • Preparation for May video conference/end-of-year meeting.

May 2014

  • Video conferences will take place between institutions and the Asia Institute Outreach Coordinator and/or faculty facilitators;
  • During the video conference, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions, discuss the measurable outcomes gained from the project, and present the ways that goals for the project have been implemented.
  • Institutions will submit an end-of-the-year report by May 30, 2014.

 

Project Work Plan (2014-2015): Modern Societies

Year 2: June 1, 2014-May 31, 2015                

June-August 2014

  • Participants engage in (brief) pre-reading in preparation for symposium;
  • Preparations for and participant attendance at annual symposium (August 3-8, 2014);
  • Participating institutions may select alternate faculty in Year 2 as participants – justification for any proposed changes in faculty participants will need to be submitted (along with dossiers for those nominated) by June 1, 2014;
  • The PD will let institutions know if the change is acceptable and send an alternate reading list (incorporating a few of the works from Year 1) to new participants.

September-December 2014

  • Participants engage in ongoing reading, continued development and implementation (if possible) of institutional goals;
  • Faculty consultants work with participants virtually via discussion forums, Blackboard Collaborate, and Skype or video conferencing based on participant need and request;
  • Faculty consultants and/or visiting scholars (based on request from institutions) will make site visits for 1-2 days to work one-on-one with faculty;

January 2015-April 2015

  • Participants and faculty consultants continue working through the theme of Year 2;
  • If consulting faculty and/or visiting scholars did not visit the site in August-December 2014, they will do so during this period.
  • In cooperation with their institutions, faculty participants will submit a self-assessment to the Project Director as well as a summary overview of achieved goals and/or steps toward implementation of goals set at 2014 symposium;
  • Preparation for May video conference.

May 2015

  • Video conferences will take place between primary UVa faculty consultants for each area of focus and participants from each institution over a 2-3 day period depending on scheduling;
  • During the video conference, participants will present their achievements for the year, including ideas for new courses and/or enhancement of existing courses. Consulting faculty from UVa will offer feedback and suggest additional resources based on participant needs or requests.
  • Participating faculty will be asked to assess the project and participating institutions will be asked to submit a final report.
  • All participants will receive contact information (e-mail and office phone) of other participants and consulting faculty (unless any individuals prefer not to be listed) so as to promote future collaboration and networking.
  • Project Director submits final outcomes to NEH.

May 2016

  • Participating institutions send (optional) updated data on courses and enrollments directly impacted by the project to the PD.
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