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Faculty nominations sought for scholars program

Nominations are being requested for faculty for the Presidential Scholars Program from the College of Nursing and the College of Dental Medicine. One faculty member from each of these colleges will be selected to join current faculty from the other colleges. Faculty will serve for three years.

Presidential Scholars Program goals;
To help students
Engage in a challenging and provocative dialogue on issues related to health care
Develop appreciation for other disciplines
Understand the impact of interdisciplinary cooperation on patient care
Appreciate the complexities of difficult human and social issues
Gain greater insight into the nature of ongoing change in health care
Understand and appreciate divergent views
Heighten awareness of their own values in the context of their professional responsibilities
Learn to use new ideas and sources of knowledge to establish creative lifelong learning patterns

Characteristics of faculty scholars
Interest in interdisciplinary education and broad issues transcending professional boundaries
Demonstrated ability to relate well to students and facilitate student led group learning
Demonstrated interest in and experiences related to the goals of the Scholars Program
Ability to fulfill the requirements of the program
Faculty may self-nominate or be nominated by current or past presidential scholars, scholars faculty or deans. Nomination deadline is Feb. 6 and may be submitted online at
Nominated faculty will be notified and asked to submit a CV, statement of interest, and support letter from a current or past scholar, scholar faculty, or dean. Application deadline is March 2.

Friday, Jan. 16, 2009

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