Institute for Shipboard Education/Semester at Sea
Spring 2015 Voyage
The Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE) is a 501c3 nonprofit based in Charlottesville, Virginia that administers the Semester at Sea study abroad program in conjunction with the University of Virginia as well as Enrichment Voyages, a Lifelong Learning Program, and the Forum on Global Engagement. The mission of ISE is to educate individuals with the global understanding necessary to address the challenges of our interdependent world. Semester at Sea is an experiential global education program focused on the comparative study of civilizations and societies. Since 1963, more than 55,000 individuals from 1,700 institutions have tr…Read more >
I have issues with the way Dumbarton Oaks fellowships are distributed. For the last 1, 5 I have conducted an independant research regarding this issue and have discovered that for many years these fellowships are distributed to American scholars predominatly. Even though they are advertised as highly competative fellowships offered to students all over the world, this advertising is misleading. People who have been given fellowships are almost 90% from American Universities. Also, there are instances when these fellowships are given to people from same universities (few years in a row), to students supervised by a same person. Most of these applicants are not widely published autors, some of them only have 1-2 publications. Knowledge of la…Read more >
I have started a blog on Google Blogger with a searchable, categorized list of graduate fellowships, postdocs, research associateships, and VAPs for academics working in the areas of gender and/or sexuality studies. Please see http://gendersexualityopps.blogspot.com/. -- Sarah Tuohey, Student Affairs Administrator at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at the University of Chicago.Read more >
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I'm just curious about how community colleges tend to view PhDs. Does anyone think (or better, know) that community colleges give preference to MAs? 4/21/10Read more >
I am supportive, he works hard and just got his Ph.D. this semester from a top ten school. It took ten years and this is year three on the job market and according to his committee he has a strong dissertation. What does that all mean though if he doesn't even get one MLA interview this year? What the heck do you do if you spent 10 years pursuing something that may not support your family? We don't talk about it at home anymore but the air is thick and I sometimes don't want to go home anymore. Any words of wisdom and encouragement appreciated.Read more >