Faculty and Staff Resources

As our world becomes increasingly globalized, International Programs seeks to support Lane Community College to internationalize curriculum, serve nonnative speakers of English and international students and create study abroad opportunities. We are committed to working together with faculty and staff to support professional development opportunities and resources across this spectrum.

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Professional Development Opportunities for Faculty and Staff

Northwest International Education Association (NIEA)

The Northwest International Education Association (NIEA) supports the internationalization of the curriculum in the northwest. They offer mini-grants to support curriculum internationalization, a two-day annual summer institute for community college faculty in partnership with University of Washington's Center for Global Studies, a fall one day conference, and can provide J visa support for hosting faculty, scholars and teaching assistants.

The annual mini grant competition is now open.  The purpose of this NIEA program is to encourage faculty in member schools to internationalize curriculum.  The grants are intended to assist faculty in designing new courses, making comprehensive revisions to existing courses, or adding modules to existing courses. Course materials that are developed with an NIEA award are available to any instructor in any member college.  The Board strongly encourages submissions from ALL academic areas, especially in math and science.  

The application deadline is midnight, April 26, 2018 submitted through *email only* to Michael Huffman at mhuffman@tacomacc.edu.  The required endorsement or "signature" from your dean and/or chair should come through email, as well, either with your grant application or emailed separately by your dean or department chair to Michael.  If you have any questions about content or process or would like to discuss seed ideas in detail before proposing, please do not hesitate to email Michael Huffman at mhuffman@tacomacc.edu.   

Oregon East Asia Network

The Oregon East Asia Network (OEAN) links the faculty of ten different research institutions of higher education and six different community and government organizations for the purpose of promoting cooperation, collaboration, and creativity among and between East Asianists in the region. It is sponsored by the University of Oregon’s U.S. Department of Education Title VI East Asia National Resource Center.

Funding for activities that foster collaboration and cooperation between Oregon East Asianists is available. Some possible activities that could qualify for funding include:

  • Inviting someone from the network to speak on an East Asia topic at your institution.
  • Travel funding to attend a conference or event at another network institution.
  • Funds to co-sponsor events hosted by other network institutions.
  • Research Interest Groups, including the purchase of reading materials and assistance with travel costs of network members.

Transnational and/or interdisciplinary activities focused on East Asia are encouraged. To apply for OEAN funding, please complete our Oregon East Asia Network online application. If you have any questions about OEAN, please email Holly Lakey at lakey@uoregon.edu.

Fulbright Opportunities in International Education

Community Colleges for International Development

Lane is a member of Community Colleges for International Development (CCID). This nonprofit organization provides support for internationalizing community colleges. They sometimes have professional development funding to support attending conferences, study abroad development, and internationalizing curriculum.

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