Summer Faculty Exchange Program at UPR for Miami Dade College Faculty

During summer 2010, three faculty members from Miami Dade College (MDC), will visit UPR-RP to participate in an established research program to learn new techniques that will allow them to conduct similar research at their home institution. Miami Dade College is a 2-year community college, the largest in the country, and serves a large Hispanic student population. Most professors have very little research experience and therefore their students have very few opportunities to participate in research. The Project PUENTES Summer Faculty Research Exchange Program hopes to fill in that gap. Selected MDC faculty members will travel to UPR-RP, perform research with a host faculty mentor for a minimum of six weeks during the summer, and submit a written report on their experience, on how they plan to incorporate the experience in their teaching practices and plans for establishing a corresponding research program at MDC.

Requirements for participation by UPR-RP faculty: a desire to host and act as mentor to an MDC faculty member , as well as a willingness to allow extension of their current research to occur at MDC.

Participating faculty at UPR-RP will receive a $5,000 stipend that can be used to cover materials, equipment, computers, software, student support, and travel.

Timeframe: 4 to 6 weeks summer 2010 between May 17 and July 23 2010

Selected MDC faculty members will travel to UPR?RP, perform research with a host faculty mentor for four weeks during the summer, and submit a written report on their experience, on how they plan to incorporate the experience in their teaching practices and plans for establishing a corresponding research program at MDC.

If you are a faculty member at either UPR-RP or MDC and are interested in participating in the exchange program, or for more information please contact:

Proyecto PUENTES
Environmental Sciences Program
University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras
PO Box 70377
San Juan, PR 00936

Loretta Roberson, Director UPR Proyecto PUENTES CN-118
Rita Frontera, Administrative Assistant CN 323
Tel. (787) 764-0000 ext. 7344 2550
Fax (787) 772-1459
Email: PUENTES.UPR@gmail.com: