We are happy to announce that the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) is a founding member of the newly-established “Graduate Education and Training in Southeast Asian Studies” (GETSEA) consortium. The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded the consortium a $275,000 grant through its Luce Initiative on Southeast Asia (LuceSEA). GETSEA was formed with the mission of enhancing graduate education in Southeast Asian studies across North America through innovation and collaboration.

As a cross-institutional network led by the eight current and recent National Resource Centers (NRCs) on Southeast Asia, GETSEA will work to expand the collaborative infrastructure between the centers of Southeast Asian studies, including a virtual speaker series, specialized online mini-courses, a mentoring network, professional development workshops for graduate students, and the creation of a framework for shared language instruction. We hope you will provide your input in the upcoming needs assessment and will take advantage of the expanded curricular and networking opportunities afforded by GETSEA.

This collaboration between Southeast Asia centers will be critical as we continue to adapt to new virtual learning environments. This grant will allow CSEAS and our fellow NRCs to foster productive new connections in our teaching and research, and to come together during a time of social distancing to strengthen our scholarly interactions.

The Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University will serve as the initial administrative host for GETSEA. The members of the consortium include: 

Cornell University (host)

The University of Michigan

Northern Illinois University

The University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

The University of Washington

The University of Wisconsin, Madison

The University of California, Los Angeles

The University of California, Berkeley

For more information, please contact: GETSEA@cornell.edu

GETSEA call for mini-course proposals

The GETSEA Consortium for Graduate Education and Training in Southeast Asian Studies is seeking applications for faculty to teach non-credit online mini-courses for graduate students focused on topics in Southeast Asian Studies. U-M faculty affiliated with the Center for Southeast Asian Studies are eligible to apply.

These specialized mini-courses will be held online through synchronous video-conferencing and can be on any topic or in any discipline, as long as the primary focus is Southeast Asia. Multidisciplinary and co-taught collaborative courses are encouraged. 

Starting October 1, GETSEA will accept proposals for mini-courses offered in the Winter or Spring 2021 sessions. Applications for Winter 2021 are due Oct. 30, 2020. The courses should be designed for 8-12 contact hours and will be open to Ph.D. and M.A. graduate students at participating GETSEA institutions. 

An honorarium of $800-$2400 will be provided based on the number of contact hours and whether the course is co-taught. A sub-committee of the GETSEA steering committee (made up of all of the SEA center directors), will work with successful applicants on scheduling and any technical or logistical concerns. 

GETSEA is also in the process of preparing a comprehensive needs assessment survey, and in future years we hope to tailor some mini-courses to areas of interest and curricular need identified through the survey. Please stay tuned to the GETSEA Consortium website with information on a mentoring network and other opportunities to be involved and ways to help graduate students take advantage of these new opportunities.

For questions about the mini-course application process please contact the GETSEA Consortium at getsea@cornell.edu

Download the proposal form here.