Association of American Colleges and Universities

Inaugural Institute on Teaching and Learning for Campus-wide Interfaith Excellence

Posted on February 26, 2018

New Opportunity for Higher Education Administrators, Faculty, and Staff to Engage Issues of Religious Diversity

Join Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) and the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) for the Inaugural Institute on Teaching and Learning for Campus-wide Interfaith Excellence

From July 17-20, 2018, Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) and the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) will hold the inaugural Institute on Teaching and Learning for Campus-wide Interfaith Excellence at Boston University.

https://www.aacu.org/summerinstitutes/ifyc/2018 

The 2018 Institute is designed to prepare college and university leaders to transform their campuses into model environments for interfaith cooperation. Intended for administrators, faculty and staff at private colleges and universities, campuses are invited to bring teams of five people—including administrators, faculty, and staff—to the Institute. If accepted, all costs will be covered including housing, travel, and tuition for the entire team. In addition, campuses will be eligible for grant support to implement their action plan back on campus.

“This Institute is especially exciting because it joins AAC&U’s impressive and far-reaching engagement with higher education with IFYC’s field experience and Leadership Practices for Interfaith Excellence in Higher Education,” says Eboo Patel, IFYC Founder & President. “We and AAC&U share the belief that the country’s colleges and universities have a special role and responsibility to help our fellow citizens navigate deep differences across lines of religion and worldview while building a common life together. Through this Institute, campuses poised to do this work can take the next step to become transformative model environments for broader interfaith cooperation throughout the United States.”

An entirely new partnership of IFYC and AAC&U, the Institute launches alongside AAC&U’s Institute on Integrative Learning and Signature Work, and is made possible by the generous support of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.

Over the course of four days, teams will attend sessions, consult with faculty advisors, and meet to develop context specific action plans for broadening, deepening, and strengthening their campus commitment to interfaith teaching and learning. The Institute will provide practical guidance, mentoring and resources related to the following themes:

  • Religious Diversity and Interfaith Studies in the Curriculum
  • Student Interfaith Leadership for Civic Engagement
  • Interfaith Competence and Literacy Among Faculty and Staff
  • Cross-Curricular and Campus-wide Strategic Planning for Interfaith Cooperation

To learn more about the Institute and to apply, campuses can go to the Institute Application Form.

https://www.aacu.org/2018-institute-teaching-and-learning-campus-wide-interfaith-excellence-application-form

Applications are due April 30, 2018.


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