Grants to Infuse
Content, Context, and Connections
on the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations
into NC Community College Courses

Proposals due March 31, 2012!

World View, in collaboration with Duke and UNC's Consortium for Middle East Studies , is facilitating grants to community college educators to help them create modules to infuse content, context and connections on the Middle East and/or Muslim Civilizations into courses they teach.

Grants provide $750 to compensate for time and materials and to fund a research trip to UNC. 

Our intention is to support the addition of Middle Eastern and/or Muslim content to existing courses that have little or no such content. Preference will be given to proposals that develop regularly taught and/or required courses, and courses that affect large numbers of students.

Guidelines for modules

Please use the module format for your proposal. The proposal does not have to be a complete module. It simply outlines the module. Proposals should include the following sections.

1. Course number and short description of course.
2. Description of module.
3. Objectives (what skills and knowledge students will gain from module).
4. Methodology (lectures / discussion / class projects / audio visual / blogs, etc.).
5. Evaluation - what percentage of the course grade the module will count.
6. Resources It is not required that you fill this in at this time, as the UNC library specialists can help with this. However, you can list any resources you already know you will use.

Application

Please submit a 1-2 page outline proposing what you plan to do in you module using the proposal cover sheet in #1 below.

Examples of international modules for courses are available in #2 below. This will give you an idea of what the modules look like.

Please call Neil Bolick at 919-843-5332 or email him at nebolick@unc.edu if you have questions or need additional information.


1. Proposal Cover Sheet
2. Examples of international modules

The Consortium in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University seeks to enhance the Middle Eastern curriculum on the two campuses; to provide opportunities for research and training for students and faculty from all disciplines and professional schools; and to stimulate institutional and public awareness of the importance and richness of Middle Eastern peoples and cultures.