Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Justice Center faculty participating in Alaska Native Issues Faculty Fellows Program

Professor Deborah Periman, Justice Center faculty, is one of sixteen UAA faculty members selected to be a Ford Foundation Fellow as part of the continuing Ford Foundation Difficult Dialogues program. The faculty development intensive training focuses on Alaska Native issues and ways of learning, and is being held May 4 -8 at UAA. This training will develop faculty leaders with enhanced skills to incorporate Alaska Native and other relational ways of teaching into their classrooms, and to understand and address difficult dialogues related to Alaska Native issues and higher education. One of the first projects of its kind in the nation, the results will be shared with the Ford Foundation and higher education institutions around the country. The program is in partnership with Alaska Pacific University, and is coordinated by the UAA Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence.