This summer the Newberry Library's D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History is pleased to host two Lannan summer institutes for Tribal College Teachers. These thematically-oriented workshops are designed for tribal college teachers to discuss pertinent pedagogical issues and develop curriculum and bibliographical materials that suit the needs of their courses and communities.
This summer, Helen Roy (Wikwemikong Odawa) will direct the institute, "Teaching American Indian Languages and Language Instruction," between June 6th and June 17th, 2005. Amanda Cobb (Chickasaw) will direct the institute, "Teaching American Indian Education," between August 1st and August 12th, 2005. Roy and Cobb, professors at Michigan State University and the University of New Mexico, respectively, are recognized as two of the top specialists in their fields.
The summer institutes are open to faculty, staff, and research fellows affiliated with tribal colleges. The eight participants selected for each of the two summer institutes will each be provided with a hotel room with full kitchen and sofa-bed for guests, receive a $500 stipend, and will be reimbursed up to $1,000 for travel expenses to and from The Newberry Library. Each will also receive a book and photocopying allowance. The participants will engage pedagogical issues surrounding language instruction and American Indian education, depending on which institute they attend.
Institute participants will meet four mornings each week to discuss a common set of readings. Additionally, the afternoons from Monday to Thursday and all of both Fridays will be reserved for independent research in The Newberry Library’s internationally-renowned manuscript collections. This work, in turn, will lead to the development of document-based lesson plans, bibliographies, syllabi, and other curricular material relating to the history, culture, and experience of Indian people. Support for the photographic or digital reproduction of materials will be provided to the participants so that these documents can be returned to their communities and deposited in their home institutions’ libraries.
Eligibility: The summer institute is open to faculty, staff, and research fellows affiliated with tribal colleges.
We are extending the application deadlines for both institutes until April 15th. Please contact us or visit our website for more information at the web address provided below. The institute is sponsored by the Lannan Foundation, The Newberry Library, and the McNickle Center Visiting Committee.
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