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Provost's Wednesday Briefing for January 17, 2018

Gregg Barak Receives Outstanding Book Award

Congratulations to Gregg Barak, Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice, whose latest book, Unchecked Corporate Power: Why the Crimes of Multinational Corporations are Routinized Away and What We Can Do About it (London & New York: Routledge, March, 2017) received the Outstanding Book Award by the Division of White-Collar and Corporate Crime of the American Society of Criminology, on Nov. 16, 2017.

Chiara Hensley Selected for Senior-Level Leadership Shadow Program

Chiara Hensley, Assistant VP for Academic and Student Affairs, has been chosen to participate in a senior-level leadership shadow program that helps develop top female education leaders in Michigan.  Hensley is one of five women selected for the program, which is run through the Michigan ACE Women's Network. She will shadow Provost Keith Whitfield of Wayne State University.  Congratulations, Chiara!

RSVP for the Bridging Our Divides Mini-Conference: Bringing Theory to Practice

Over the past year, the Bridging Our Divides campus dialogue series has held a series of dialogues and awarded a number of mini-grants to the campus community in order to encourage collaboration, research, and program development among faculty, staff, students, and administrators at Eastern.  The culminating event of this series is the mini-conference, Bringing Theory to Practice.  The series is funded in part by a grant from the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). RSVP by January 19, 2018, so that you may learn about fostering dialogues across boundaries and practice communicating about issues you care about! 

Bridging Our Divides Mini-Conference: Bringing Theory to Practice
January 26, 2018
Student Center 310 AB

8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Poster Session
9:10 a.m. Welcome and Keynote Address from UM Intergroup Relations
10:30 a.m. Snacks
10:45 a.m. Dialogue with Administrators, Faculty, Staff, and Students

Unique Teaching Opportunity: Jackson College’s Prison Education Initiative

We have been asked by our colleagues at Jackson College to share the following information with all of you. Offering one of the largest higher education prison programs in the country, Jackson College is seeking instructors across a range of disciplines to teach courses at five different prisons in Michigan:

  • Robert Cotton Correctional Facility (Jackson)
  • Parnall Correctional Facility (Jackson)
  • Cooper Street Correctional Facility (Jackson)
  • Milan Federal Correctional Institution (Milan)
  • Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility (Ypsilanti) 

The Prison Education Initiative (PEI) seeks instructors to teach English, Math, Biology, Geology, Communications, Art History, Humanities, Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Spanish, Stress Management, Psychology, and Business.  PEI students are typically high performers academically, averaging a 3.6 GPA and achieve a 95% completion rate for all courses.  Instructors have described teaching in PEI as a life-changing and incredibly fulfilling experience.  PEI is recruiting for the Spring semester.  For more information visit the PEI website or contact Program Director Bobby Beauchamp at 517.796.8431 or [email protected]

Award Season is in Full Swing at Eastern!

Let’s celebrate and recognize the myriad ways in which our colleagues contribute to the success of our students and our community.  Nominations are open for the following awards:

Distinguished Achievement Awards – Staff
This is a new set of awards to honor Eastern Staff members.  The Distinguished Achievement Recognition Awards are divided into four categories:

  • Student Engagement and Success Award
  • Leadership Award
  • Innovation Award
  • Community Engagement and Service Award

Nominations for the Distinguished Achievement Recognition Awards will be accepted from January 16 – 31, 2018, via EAGLESYNC.  More information, nomination guidelines, and nomination submission for the Distinguished Achievement Recognition Awards is available online

Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Awards

The Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Awards for tenure-track and tenured faculty are annually offered in the following six categories:Teaching I, Teaching II, Research I, Research II, Creative Activity, and Service.  Nominations will be accepted through January 24, 2018.  Information on the nomination process and award guidelines are available online.