CLOSED Call for Proposals: Online Curricular Modules

January 8, 2024

CLOSED Call for Proposals: Online Curricular Modules

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The Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (CSEEES) is opening a call for proposals for online curricular modules about a topic related to Eastern Europe and/or Eurasia. The intended audiences for the modules would be high school (grades 9-12) and/or community college students as self-study or a resource to supplement what they are learning in the classroom, as well as high school educators or community college faculty who could use the modules in class or as an assignment for students. Modules should be self-contained units of instruction that contain information about the topic, relevant illustrations or graphics, and citations as needed; they should not be a lesson plan or resource guide. The modules will then be posted as open-access materials on CSEEES’ website. Formats should make use of freely available technology centrally supported and provided by The Ohio State University and make use of technologies or computer programs readily available to the general public. In limited circumstances, CSEEES can assist with the purchase of copyrighted images, etc. 

Because the intended audiences for the modules are high school or community college students and educators, we aim to prioritize introductory modules (e.g.: Introduction to Romania/Russia/Poland; Alphabets Across Eastern Europe; Introduction to the Religions of Eastern Europe and Eurasia, etc.) to serve as tools to help introduce these audiences to the peoples, cultures and languages of these regions. Specialized topics will also be considered depending on interest. Modules can contain information about other regions (for example, a topic such as global pollution) but at least 50% of the content must be specific to Eastern Europe and/or Eurasia. Please see the CFP below for more detailed information on format, module examples, funding, and more.

CSEEES is requesting expressions of interest through February 9, 2024. Interested faculty, qualified staff, or students should email Emma Pratt at outlining the following aspects of their proposal: 1) topic (approximately 200-300 words); 2) module format and resources needed; 3) who will be performing the work; and 4) estimate of hours required. The director of CSEEES and staff will then work to determine what topics seem most relevant to the scope of the project, that the module format is feasible, and that the proposed compensation aligns with Ohio State policy.