Institute on Teaching and Learning for Campus-wide Interfaith Excellence
The Institute on Teaching and Learning for Campus-wide Interfaith Excellence (IIE) is designed to prepare college and university leaders to transform their campuses into environments for interfaith cooperation. Intended for administrators, faculty, and staff at both public and private colleges and universities, campuses are invited to bring teams of five people from a diverse set of campus positions to the Institute. Teams must include at least one senior academic officer and one faculty member, ensuring broad-based educational reform on campus.
The 2023 Institute will be held virtually on July 13 and July 18 – 21, 2023. Applications are due May 19, 2023.
The American Association Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and Interfaith America (IA) are grateful for the generous support of The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and Lilly Endowment Inc. to make interfaith cooperation an institutional priority throughout the United States. If accepted, campuses will be eligible for a $3,000 grant to implement their action plan back on campus.
Over the course of four days, teams will attend sessions, consult with faculty advisors, and meet to develop context-specific action plans for broadening, deepening, and strengthening interfaith teaching and learning on their campus. The Institute will provide practical guidance, mentoring, and resources related to the following themes: Religious Diversity and Interfaith Studies in the Curriculum; Religious Identity and Campus Diversity Priorities; Interfaith Competence and Literacy Among Faculty and Staff; Cross-Curricular and Campus-wide Strategic Planning for Interfaith Cooperation