Activities & Responsibilities

Local Faculty Fellows have two main responsibilities: teaching and activities based outside the classroom (outreach). They work together with other CEP Fellows in their respective departments and with the rest of their country program team to carry out these responsibilities, between which there is a considerable degree of conceptual and practical overlap and flexibility.

CEP expects LFFs to secure a teaching position in their discipline at an institution of higher education in their home country. The university and the Fellow will collaborate on which courses the Fellow will teach, but the courses should fall under one of the disciplines supported by CEP.

The goal in each of the LFF’s courses should be to encourage critical thinking among the students in the class by using participatory and interactive teaching methods. CEP encourages Fellows to work together with colleagues in their departments and within the university to introduce different methodologies of teaching and assessment. Throughout the year, CEP will host seminars and workshops to enhance these skills and supplement the efforts of LFFs.

In addition to teaching, Fellows also develop a variety of projects loosely termed as outreach, based upon the needs of their host departments, the practices of the country program, and the Fellows’ own interests. Some examples include:

* organizing student events such as conferences, debates, and simulations;
* giving workshops for students on presentation and research skills or resume-writing;
* developing local-language teaching materials;
* organizing and participating in faculty training projects;
* working within academic networks through which scholars and other professionals can exchange ideas;
* building up departmental and university libraries;
* revising and developing curricula and syllabi;
* sponsoring academic conferences, workshops, and roundtables; and
* developing uses of IT in teaching and research.

All Fellows should be as creative and innovative as possible in the implementation of their courses and outreach activities.

“The greatest strength of CEP is its image as an organization of people who unselfishly try to create in Ukraine a new community of people with a free market and democratic mentality.”
Serhiy Yakubovsky, LFF alumnus, Odessa State University