A Faculty/Staff Professional Development Opportunity Award in the amount of $1,000 is available for faculty/staff who desire to build their scholarly, professional, and/or teaching capacity in Scholarship of Engagement, Service Learning, and/or Volunteer Public Service. The award is to be used to further knowledge, skills, and/or experience in these areas. Special consideration will be given to faculty who have led or worked with students in an engagement, service learning, and/or volunteer public service project. Funding can be used to attend a professional conference (see attached for some upcoming possibilities), conduct research, organize a workshop, participate in a distance education experience, develop future student projects, or other faculty development activities related to Scholarship of Engagement, Service Learning, or Volunteer Public Service. The award is available for use from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.
Dr. Peter K. Kang, Professor Emeritus in Political Science, was a dedicated faculty member at UW-Platteville from 1969 to 1997. He also served as the department chairperson of Political Science for nine years and in 1991 was awarded the Phi Eta Sigma, the Honor Society’s, Teacher of the Year award.
Dr. Kang graduated from Seoul National University School of Law, received a MA in Public Administration and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota, and post-doctorate studies in Japanese Politics and Methodology from the University of Michigan. He was a Fulbright Scholar who taught in three different countries using three different languages. Before coming to UW-Platteville Dr. Kang taught at International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan, and at the Yonsei University School of Law in Seoul, Korea. He also taught at other academic institutions as a visiting professor including Harvard University. He received many grants for academic research and presented papers at professional conferences in North America, Asia and Europe. His writings in the areas of Japanese politics, comparative regional governmental systems, and executive leadership have been widely published in professional journals and books.
Dr. Kang was a dedicated educator who taught his students to use their intellectual talents in public service to build a better civil society. Having lived through a war that tore apart his native land, he had committed his life to teaching people to live in peace and raise ethical social leaders who would dedicate their lives to public service.
A review committee established by the Pioneer Academic Center for Community Engagement (PACCE) along with the Executive Director of the UW-Platteville Foundation, Inc will review the Faculty Professional Development Opportunity applications. Recommendation will be forwarded to the Provost for review and approval.