Dr. Lexey A. Bartlett, assistant professor of English at Fort Hays State University, has been awarded a Sasakawa Fellowship through the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) to attend the Japan Studies Institute at San Diego State University, San Diego, Calif., from June 4 to June 22, 2007.
The fellowships will allow faculty to attend the 2007 National Faculty Development Institute on incorporating Japanese studies into the undergraduate curriculum. The Sasakawa Fellowship covers tuition and other expenses.
"The institute presents a fixed program of study, covering several areas of Japanese culture, including history, language, economic and political systems, and cultural practices," said Bartlett.
"It is a competitive program, with a maximum of 20 awards to faculty and staff at institutionsunivrel
that are members of AASCU each year," she said. "I had to apply to the program with a proposal indicating how I would use the knowledge gained in incorporating more information on Japan into the undergraduate courses I teach."
Each year, AASCU conducts a national competition to recruit participants for the institute. To be eligible, candidates must be full-time faculty who teach undergraduate students at AASCU member institutions.