2002 Heiskell Award Honorable Mention: Faculty Programs

Emory University

Faculty Study Trip Program of the Claus M. Halle Institute for Global Learning

Nomination submitted by: Peter W. Wakefield, Ph.D., Program Director, Claus M. Halle Institute for Global Learning

Program Mission  
The Halle Institute designs a rigorous and substantive itinerary lasting two to three weeks which brings Emory faculty into dialogue with top regional and federal politicians, business leaders, journalists, artists, authors, and scholars. Unique in its goal of bringing non-specialists into a rigorous, structured encounter with another culture, the Halle Institute's Faculty Study Trip Program presents a strong symbol of the Emory University's confidence in the character of its faculty as life-long learners. The program focuses on non-specialists, ideally professors who have not traveled before to the target country.

Faculty participants must complete orientation sessions led by Emory faculty specialists before departure. Participants also teach a class or present a lecture within their scholarly specialization, in English, to a group of professors or students in the host country who share the participant's field of study. Upon return to Emory, the delegation is not required to produce publications or traditional academic output from the trip, rather only to reflect on their experience, to let that experience open new avenues of thought, and to pursue the excitement of their interdisciplinary learning with students and other faculty.

Selection Panel Members 2002

The members of the selection panel for this year’s awards include the following leaders in international education:

Phillip G. Altbach
Director, Boston College Center for International Higher Education

Britta Baron
Director, German Academic Exchange Service

Madeleine F. Green
VP, American Council on Education and Director, Center for Institutional and International Initiatives

Karlheinz Muhr
Chairman and CEO, KM Management

Dr. L. Jay Oliva
President, New York University

Diane J. Paton
Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, Institute of International Education