Publication Date: July 2006
Publisher: Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life; Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies
Author(s): Annette Koren
Research Area: Education
Keywords: Higher Education; Israel Experience; Program Evaluation
Coverage: United States
The Brandeis University Summer Institute for Israel Studies (SIIS) has as its goal â€œnormalizingâ€ Israel studies within the academyâ€”making the study of Israel a part of the curriculum of higher education. It prepares established faculty members to teach about Israel within the frameworks of their own disciplines. This study reports on the responses of current and past fellows to this a survey where they were asked to describe their courses, their impressions of the impact of SIIS on their teaching and professional development, their reactions to post Institute programming, and their needs for the future.