Call for Global Young Academy Teaching Volunteers

Posted: December 20, 2010 in CALL related teaching

The Global Young Academy (www.globalyoungacademy.org) is pleased to
announce the launch of a remote learning project to deliver science-based, short
courses to undergraduates and graduate students around the world. The project will
initially provide tele-video lectures and short courses to students in Pakistan, but will be
expanded to other countries. The International Centre for Chemical and Biological
Sciences (ICCBS, University of Karachi, Pakistan) will coordinate contacts with remote
learning sites in Pakistan.
Goals
(1) Elevate the quality of science education in developing countries, and (2)
assist young scientists in the transition to independent positions by providing CVbuilding,
practical experience.
Call for Volunteers
1. The Global Young Academy (GYA) seeks outstanding teachers with proven
track records including post-doctoral fellows, Ph.D.’s with teaching experience,
and senior Ph.D. graduate students.
2. Volunteers propose topics for their courses, which should be cutting edge and
central to the modern scientific curriculum (e.g., organometallic chemistry,
bioinformatics, etc.).
3. The lectures can include either one-day or multi-day courses structured around a
well-defined topic. Such courses could be delivered by one lecturer or with
colleagues.
4. Courses will be approved and coordinated by the ICCBS.
5. Teaching volunteers need to have access to a computer equipped with a
webcam. Software to assist remote learning can be supplied.
6. Through participation in the program, teaching volunteers agree to a Creative
Commons copyright of their lecture for distribution by the GYA, and also
acknowledge that they have permission to participate in the program.
Benefits
In addition to a small honorarium, volunteers will receive the designation “Global
Young Academy Teaching Volunteer” for exceptional service. Intangible benefits
include experience preparing and delivering a short course, meeting scientists from
different countries, and enhanced competitiveness for academic job applications.
How to Apply
Please send a title and short description of your proposed course including
topics covered, the planned lecture sequence, along with your CV to
vinimool@yahoo.com and gweiss@uci.edu.
Supported by the Global Young Academy (globalyoungacademy.org)
and COMSTECH (comstech.org).

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