Schuster-Craig earns summer fellowship in Germany

Johanna Schuster-Craig, assistant professor of German, has accepted a Fulbright/DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Summer Fellowship for participation in the Summer Academy in Leipzig for American Faculty in German this June.

Johanna Schuster-Craig
Johanna Schuster-Craig

The two-week seminar will focus on learning new pedagogical approaches for German as a Foreign Language, networking with German and American faculty, and targets faculty teaching at small colleges.

The Fulbright website describes the academy as a chance to get an overview of current developments in German secondary and post-secondary education, including information on the German high school system, vocational training, recent German and European higher education reforms such as the Bologna process, and demographic developments and ethnic diversity in contemporary Germany.

It includes classroom visits and opportunities to meet colleagues from other academic fields, various experts, students and administrators. An excursion program including a day trip to Berlin will complement the academic sessions. Finally, the program will highlight some of the structures, regional priorities and current developments in Eastern Germany.