China Studies Institute Application Confirmation

Thank you for applying to the
China Studies Institute.

You will receive an email confirmation shortly. Please contact Sufei Li with questions.

China Studies Institute Endorsement

Please complete the following form to endorse a candidate for the 2024 China Studies Institute by April 1, 2024.

It is important to note that you are expected to complete this form in one sitting. If you prefer, you can prepare your responses in a Word document and then copy and paste them into the appropriate fields.

This endorsement implies that the institution is willing to support the candidate, which may also mean providing financial support to cover the candidate’s ancillary expenses if the candidate is accepted to the program. This may include:

  • Registration fee
  • Chinese visa fees
  • Roundtrip international airfare

Candidates will be informed of their acceptance status by mid-April. Should you have any questions, please contact Sufei Li.

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The China Studies Institute (CSI) is a multidisciplinary professional development institute focused on helping participants integrate Chinese studies into global learning opportunities on their campuses.

The 2024 CSI program, hosted in China between July 7-17, 2024, is tailored to concentrate on academic exchanges and partnership opportunities with institutions in China. This year’s program is exclusively crafted for senior administrators and staff engaged in developing or managing global learning opportunities at AASCU institutions. During the 10-day program, participants will have the chance to delve into the current trends of student mobility among Chinese students. The agenda will encompass comprehensive insights into the evolving policies and regulations in China, along with the expanding opportunities for American students who have an interest in studying within the country. The program will also include activities to ensure dialogue and collaboration between Chinese institutional leaders and program participants.

China Studies Institute Endorsement Confirmation

Thank you for endorsing a candidate for
the China Studies Institute.

You will receive an email confirmation shortly. Please contact Sufei Li with questions.

China Studies Institute Application

Please complete your application for the China Studies Institute below.

Additionally, a nominator must endorse your candidacy through a separate endorsement form by April 1, 2024. Suitable endorsers for this program include chancellors, presidents, provosts, or senior international officers.

It is important to note that you are expected to complete this form in one sitting. If you prefer, you can prepare your responses in a Word document and then copy and paste them into the appropriate fields.

For any inquiries or clarifications, please feel free to reach out to Sufei Li.

AASCU 2024 Summer Meeting Call for Proposals

“Education is all a matter of building bridges.” –Ralph Ellison

Submit proposals by Mar. 15
Meeting theme

Building Bridges: Educating, Leading, Understanding

We invite proposals from members to share about projects and initiatives on their campuses and in their communities that have had the impact of ‘building bridges.’ We seek a diversity of perspectives and experiences, and we especially encourage presentations that include teams from academic affairs and student affairs.  Meeting details.

Guidelines

We are accepting proposals for 25 minute promising practice sessions and 50 minute concurrent sessions. Submit your proposal using the form below by March 15. Note that you will need to complete this form in one sitting, and we recommend that you prepare your materials in a word document and then copy/paste into the form. 

  • 25 minute session for campuses to share effective, innovative practices with one another, including:
    • 10-15 minutes of content providing an overview of your promising practice
    • At least 10 minutes of facilitated discussion
  • Suggested number of presenters: 1-2
  • 50-minute session including in-depth discussion of topics aligned with the theme of the meeting and relevant to regional public universities
  • Suggested number of presenters: 4-5
Possible topics

We invite proposals from members to share about projects and initiatives on their campuses and in their communities that have had the impact of ‘building bridges.’

  • Partnerships between academic and student affairs for student success
  • Cross-campus collaborations to create sense of belonging for Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, and low income students
  • Creating seamless transfer pathways between 2-year and 4-year institutions
  • Partnerships to support student physical, mental, and spiritual health
  • Creating curricular pathways to the workforce through partnerships with industry
  • Linking curricular and co-curricular experiences
  • Partnerships with industry and non-profits to create experiential learning experiences
  • Leveraging effective data to promote student success
  • Leveraging student voice to change policy and practice
  • Faculty and staff partnerships in student success efforts
  • Engaging cross- campus teams to address policies and practices that create barriers to equitable student success
  • Empowering cross-campus teams to use data to drive continuous improvement as it relates to equitable outcomes
  • Building bridges across ideological differences in a time of extreme partisanship
  • Building community coalitions and partnerships to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Promoting civic responsibility through cross campus partnerships between academic and student affairs
  • Transdisciplinary research and teaching in order to address ‘wicked problems’ like global warming
  • Building skills and knowledge to have productive conversations and integrate information literacy into our work
  • Creating interfaith dialogues
  • Learning communities: what do they look like in 2024 and how are they best developed/managed in the current context for student success?
  • Using AI to build bridges In the classroom
  • Student mobility as a bridge between nations
  • International partnerships to promote global learning and understanding
  • K12 partnerships in education preparation
  • Building strong transfer pathways for teacher preparation
  •  K-12 partnerships: institution, school district level, state systems, legislators etc.
  • Dismantling systemic racism and the “hierarchy of human value” through racial transformation and healing
  • Building bridges for institutional transformation through shared governance
  • Leading campuses to model democracy for communities and prepare engaged global citizens
  • Leading campuses during stressful financial times
  • The library as common ground

Please submit your proposal by Mar. 15, 2024.

Note that you will need to complete this form in one sitting, and we recommend that you prepare your materials in a word document and then copy/paste into the form. 

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AASCU encourages dynamic sessions with minimum, effective use of presentation software. Sessions should offer opportunities for participants to engage with the material actively and authentically.   In one or two sentences or bullets, please describe how you will engage attendees of your session. For example, you might provide a prompt to share in pairs or small groups or use an audience engagement tool/technology like Mentimeter.

Presenters

Eligibility

By submitting this proposal, I agree to the eligibility guidelines.*
Please review the requirements listed below before submitting your proposal.
Eligibility guidelines:

  • Presenters must be a faculty, staff or student at an AASCU member institution.
  • Presenters must register for the conference. (A special presenter rate is offered at $700.)
  • Presenters are responsible for expenses incurred in conjunction with the conference.
  • Presenters must have availability to present July 17 or 18. Session timing will be decided by AASCU.
Each presenter will:

  • Provide AASCU with presentation materials for posting to the meeting app two weeks prior to the conference.
  • Inform AASCU with more than two weeks notice if an unavoidable conflict arises, making every attempt to substitute a presenter.
  • Be publicly listed on the meeting website and meeting app as a session presenter.
  • Provide a headshot and brief bio, if not already on file.
Please click the button below to submit your session proposal. You will receive an email confirmation that your submission is successful.

AASCU Study Abroad Opportunity—Teach English in France

An extraordinary opportunity for students to be immersed in the rich culture of France, while making a lasting impact in public schools throughout France.

Applications open in mid-October.
Caroline, Académie de Lyon, 2016-2017
Caroline, Académie de Lyon, 2016-2017

Imagine living and working in the captivating landscapes of France, immersing oneself in its rich culture, and getting paid to teach English to enthusiastic French students.

TAPIF

The Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) offers a remarkable postgraduation academic and professional development opportunity for university students. Participants ages 20 to 35 have the chance to experience living and working in France through a seven-month work contract, teaching English to French students of all ages in public schools across France, including Departements d’Outre-Mer (overseas departments such as Martinique and Guadeloupe.)

TAPIF isn’t limited to language enthusiasts alone. Regardless of major or field of study, this opportunity welcomes participants from all disciplines. Applicants are required to demonstrate intermediate low proficiency in French at a conversational level and to have completed at least six semesters of university classes.

Who should participate?

  • Current students or graduates ages 20 to 35
  • Language enthusiasts with a demonstrated proficiency of conversational French who are eager to share their skills and embrace new cultures
  • Curious minds from all academic disciplines who have completed at least six semesters of university classes
  • Individuals with a passion for teaching and making a difference

How will you benefit?

  • Experience an unparalleled postgraduation opportunity to live, work, and teach English in France
  • Explore post-TAPIF career pathways in the teaching field
  • Earn a French as a foreign language graduate certificate while in France and transfer completed credits toward a master’s in teaching at esteemed U.S. partner universities
  • Expand your network and connect with like-minded students and professionals
  • Upon completion of the program, alumni gain access to generous MA and PhD scholarships in both the U.S. and France
Testimonial

“Our assistantships allowed us to wear many hats – American culture specialists, lesson planners, public transport connoisseurs, French bakery enthusiasts, group tutorial providers, French administration experts, English department colleagues, public speakers, explorers, and cross-cultural communicators to name a few! Living in Troyes and working in the French school system was an experience of cultural immersion that only intensified our penchant for all things French.”

Jalen & Maria

Académie de Reims
2019-2020 AY
Program highlights

TAPIF fosters language learning and cultural exchange.

With an annual intake of approximately 1,300 American teaching assistants, TAPIF fosters language learning and cultural exchange, enabling participants to enhance their language proficiency, teaching skills, and personal development in this pre-professional mobility program.

Earn credits toward a master’s in teaching at esteemed partner universities.

TAPIF, as part of the French Embassy’s cultural and education department, also provides exciting opportunities for participants to pursue a career in teaching. The new TAPIF to Teacher program (as part of the French for All initiative) offers a scholarship for a French as a foreign language certificate in France, along with transfer credits toward a master’s in teaching at esteemed U.S. partner universities such as Boston University and Concordia College (MN). Additionally, TAPIF alumni can apply for the Multi-State Pathways to Teaching French program, which facilitates a teaching career through an online curriculum, a learning plan for obtaining a teaching license, and connections with local education agencies.

Lauren, Académie d'Amiens, 2018-2019
Lauren, Académie d’Amiens, 2018-2019

Program Partner

 Applications open every year in mid-October and close at the end of January.

Ready to take the leap?

This initiative is the gateway to an unforgettable experience, where teaching, travel, and cultural immersion intersect.
Don’t miss out on this life-changing opportunity!

Learn more.

Questions about the study abroad program? Let us know.

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