Summer Institute for Israel Studies: 2004 and 2005


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

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The Brandeis University Summer Institute for Israel Studies (SIIS) has as its goal “normalizing” Israel studies within the academy—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.