The Community College Faculty Fellowships Program (CCFFP), begun in collaboration with the Yale University Library starting in 2005, offers an opportunity for selected faculty at the twelve community colleges in Connecticut to contribute to internationalizing their college’s curriculum. The CCFFP is designed primarily as an avenue by which Fellows may pursue interests in international and area studies curriculum development or larger disciplinary concerns related to their teaching responsibilities, rather than pure research, though research proposals will be considered. Fellowships are for a full 12 months and begin in September.
Community College Faculty Fellows receive full library privileges at Yale and also participate in specifically designed conferences with Yale faculty, librarians, and PIER staff. To enhance the Fellows’ research and course development, the PIER directors serve as liaisons to link them with Yale’s resources, including faculty consultants, lectures, and other activities appropriate to their field of study. Fellows also are given the opportunity to attend the PIER Summer Institutes and overseas field studies. All of this is with the aim of helping Fellows develop internationally focused courses at their institutions. International topics may include international security, trade, development, human rights, environmental and public health issues, film, literature, the arts, or others. Regional topics may be related to African, East Asian, European, Latin American, or Middle East Studies, the five areas for which the MacMillan Center has National Resource Centers and PIER has Directors.
For more information or to locate your liaison, contact Margaret Marcotte.