Info on the original three workshops:
2017: "Bridges to Germany" Workshop in Mainz
Everywhere (virtual), October 14, 2021, 13:30-18:00 Germany time (CET)
The Building Bridges workshop has been held annually since 2017. These workshops are an initiative that adapts aspects of two established programs offered by the Cottrell Scholar Collaborative to the German academic landscape: the CSC New Faculty Workshop and the CSC Academic Leadership Training Workshop.
The first workshop, "Bridges to Germany", was held in May 2017 in Mainz as part of the Cottrell Scholars Collaborative. The Fulbright-Cottrell Second Junior Faculty Professional Development Workshop took place in June 2018 in Berlin and the third workshop took place in June 2019 in Göttingen. The two latter workshops were supported by Germany's Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The 2020 workshop, postponed to this year, will be in a virtual format. A 2022 workshop is planned to once again be in-person.
This workshop series has the following objectives:
This year we are holding a special edition in a virtual format. This workshop focuses on the successful lessons and tools from the pandemic to maintain for the future (successful on-line teaching, successful research, etc), and will feature a virtual award ceremony for the 2020 and 2021 Fulbright-Cottrell Scholars. Participation in the workshop is free of charge.
The workshop offers hands-on training and active educational exchange between the participants and experienced faculty members, academic leaders from the Fulbright Kommission and the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA). This environment will provide a unique opportunity to further professional development.
Some feedback from past participants in the workshops:
"Absolutely excellent workshop that should be mandatory for all junior faculty."
"Every junior faculty member would find it (the workshop) useful and helpful."
"The workshop is essential for junior faculty members on their way to full professorship."
"I learned a lot about teaching, some new details related to funding, and did do some potentially helpful networking."
"The 'active teaching' lessons were very insightful. The contact with people just a few steps ahead in (their) career was encouraging."
"I liked the emphasis on the teaching side. I find teaching an essential part as we are responsible to equip the students with the knowledge and tools they need to drive our world forward."
"I learned a lot of tricks to make the most of combining teaching and research."
The workshop is sponsored by Germany's Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the German-American Fulbright Commission, which administers the annual Fulbright-Cottrell Award in collaboration with the American Research Corporation for Science Advancement.