Founded in the belief that students can have significant intercultural experiences without traveling outside of the United States and funded by the StAR process, this initiative is designed to support implementation of domestic intercultural immersion experiences for SUNY Oneonta students. Projects may focus on issues, themes, and location with historical and/or current significance in the United States or on its borders. Programs may or may not be associated with a credit bearing course. Interdisciplinary proposals, in particular, are encouraged.
Funding for this project could support staff and faculty to coordinate the details of student recruitment, development of the learning experience/curriculum and outcomes, travel costs for faculty/staff and students, and student worker stipends.
Last academic year the grant was able to support:
Dr. Wendy Lascell and Dr. Anita Levine to take a group of students to New Orlean’s 9th ward to learn about and assist in the continuing Hurricane Katrina efforts.
Dr’s Qiong Wang and Fanli Jia also spent a week with a group of students immersed in Chinese American culture in Flushing Queens.
Funding was also provided for the following exploratory trips to continue to develop new programs:
- Dr. Eddy Alvarez, traveled to Los Angelos to develop a program that would immerse our students in the immigrant Latino/a community.
- Scott Lehmann was funded to develop a program working on the Arizona –Mexico border.
- Dr. Sasha Ramal is working on developing a relationship with a public school in Brooklyn that would allow our students to be immersed in an urban school environment and the community surrounding the area.
To be considered for funding for the 2015-16 fiscal year, proposals must be submitted electronically to Kelly Spettel (Kelly.Spettel@oneonta.edu) by September 18, 2015 or November 20, 2015.
Proposal guidlines can be found here.
For your assistance: proposal coversheet and budget template.
There will be four information sessions held to answer questions regarding the proposals and to assist with the development of a budget. Attendance at one of the information sessions listed below is strongly recommended.
Friday, September 4: 10:00-11:0am, 169 Fitzelle
Wednesday, September 9: 2:00-3:00pm, 169 Fitzelle
Wednesday, November 11: 2:00-3:00pm, 169 Fitzelle
Monday, November 16: 11:00-12:00, 169 Fitzelle
Feel free to contact a committee member with questions regarding the proposal.
Mary Bonderoff, Program Development/Special Events Associate
Linda Drake, Executive Director Center for Social Responsibility
Wendy Lascell, Assistant Professor Geography
Ho Hon Leung, Associate Professor Sociology
Theresa Russo, Associate Professor Human Ecology
Michelle Thibault, Director Continuing Education/Summer Session
Susan Turell, Dean, School of Social Sciences
Renee Walker, Chair of Anthropology