Higher Education Institutions

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The Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) works with higher education institutions in the state of Ohio and across the U.S. to enhance access to and support East European and Eurasian area studies and language curricula, including working with community colleges, historically black colleges and universities, and minority-serving institutions.  Examples of these activities include:

The Ohio Undergraduate Olympiada of Spoken Russian

In partnership with Ohio colleges and universities that teach the Russian language, CSEES co-sponsors this event each spring.

Professional Development Stipends

CSEES provides stipends to faculty to support the seeding of courses, participation at East European and Eurasian conferences, or the purchase of classroom materials related to Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Please contact the assistant director of CSEES, Eileen Kunkler, at kunkler.10@osu.edu to inquire about funding opportunities.

Annual Curriculum Development Stipend Competition

Faculty at community colleges and minority-serving institutions are eligible to submit an application for a curriculum development stipend through a collaborative program with five National Resource Centers from across the country. The 2020 application is now closed and administered by the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University.

Film and Lecture Series

Working with Ohio State faculty, graduate students, and the CSEES outreach coordinator, CSEES can assist in developing and organizing lectures and film series at campuses of other higher education institutions. Each year, CSEES collects available lecture topics from its associated faculty and graduate students and can work with an institution if a particular topic or theme is wanted. With its wide collection of East European and Eurasian films, CSEES can loan films to schools and offer lectures or presentations to facilitate a discussion of the film as well. If interested in establishing a film or lecture series, please email Alicia Baca (baca.31@osu.edu), the CSEES outreach coordinator.   

Career Development Information

Staff at CSEES also can assist with career development resources. In particular, CSEES offers information sessions on international careers and using international/area studies knowledge and language skills professionally, preparing students interested in careers in the non-profit and government sectors, and international business. Presentations and resources give tips on writing resumes and cover letters, majors and languages to consider, and career possibilities.  Please contact Eileen Kunkler at kunkler.10@osu.edu to setup a career presentation at your institution.

Curriculum Resources

CSEES has been a co-sponsor of a webpage hosted by the University of Arizona, Curriculum Internationalization Resources for Community College Educators.