Morocco Initiative



Five faculty members and two staff members will be chosen to participate in the seminar.  Once chosen, the participants will meet in December to collectively choose readings, schedule dates/times for meetings during the spring semester, and initiate work with the Associate Dean to plan and prepare for their trip to Al Akhawayn University in June 2009.  While in Morocco, they will meet with faculty/staff counterparts, participate in seminar-related field trips, and hear scheduled lectures from Moroccan scholars and practitioners.  The IWU seminar participants will have opportunities to share their findings with students and colleagues after they return.

Staff Council  sponsored additional informational meetings, open to all staff, during which Associate Dean Frank Boyd gave an overview of the initiative:

  • Tuesday, November 4 at 7 a.m. at the Physical Plant
  • Tuesday, November 4 at 10 a.m. in the Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library
  • Thursday, November 6 at 9 a.m. in the Faculty/Staff Lounge, Memorial Center
  • Monday, November 17 at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of the Minor Myers, jr. Welcome Center

The request for application, along with details regarding the program can be found here (.doc).  Please submit your application to the Mellon Center by December 1st.

The information meetings will last approximately 30 minutes and all staff are encouraged to attend at least one of the meetings. If you have questions please contact Frank Boyd for more information.  For an overview of Al Akhawayn University, you can visit their website .