Proposals for the 2020-2021 academic year will be accepted on this webpage beginning March 2020. When the form is activated, an announcement will be sent via the faculty/staff newsletter.
UB students are seeking opportunities to get close—connecting with people, places and problems and offering meaningful contributions while supporting their own academic and professional goals. At the same time, faculty and departments are eager to connect their students with opportunities to strengthen their learning while preparing for post-graduation success.
To support these complementary goals, the ELN is excited to embark on the creation of a digital “Project Portal” that will connect students from all majors and fields of study with partners seeking engagement around identified topics and needs, both locally and around the world. The portal will include digital partner profiles with dynamic media and contextual documents to frame opportunities.
To meet the diverse needs of our students, we will offer 3 options for their facilitated engagement using our collaboration framework:
To support this exciting new initiative, we are seeking Faculty Fellows who are interested in working with the ELN to engage their existing partners (local or global) or working with our current partners toward developing project spaces and providing related mentoring and/or instruction. To learn more about ELN’s current partners, please contact Mara Huber or reference our recent Global Partner Studio Institute for details and links.
Spring or Summer semester:
Additionally, Faculty Fellows will be expected to join the ELN Mentor Network, making themselves available to interested undergraduate students either through in-person “Un-Office Hours” to be scheduled in 17 Norton, through our digital mentor network or via referrals from ELN staff.
Faculty Fellows will have the opportunity to help build-out our new Project Portal initiative, enhancing existing relationships and/or cultivating new opportunities for global engagement and collaboration. In addition, Fellows will have access to the following benefits:
Following the 2019-2020 pilot, we will review related data, impacts and stories which will all be shared with participating departments and programs.