Monena Hall awarded research funding to Ecuador and the Galapagos with the VT Faculty Development Program, Summer 2014

Monena, Virginia Tech’s University Libraries’ Learning Commons & Assessment Librarian, is attending a series of intensive seminars in preparation for her departure to South America May 18-31. This opportunity to network with colleague VT faculty while participating in the group’s research is an outstanding step furthering internationalization of the university, and will provide Monena meaningful personal and professional experience. 

Jennifer Nadine, College Librarian for Languages, Literatures, Performing Arts, & Religion, was the first University Librarian to participate in this program in 2012 to Europe. 

Congratulations, Monena, and ¡buen viaje! 

The purpose of Virginia Tech’s International Faculty Development Program is to advance the internationalization of the Virginia Tech community through the development of faculty expertise and leadership and to provide a pathway for program participants with limited global exposure to advance their scholarship in a global context.

Specific objectives:

1) To enhance the understanding of program participants of promising practices in international learning, discovery, and engagement.

2) To enhance the capacity of departments and colleges to internationalize programs

3) To create a cohort of faculty leaders/activists/advocates to advance the university’s global position.

In 2014, the focus is going to be on Latin American Studies, Biodiversity, Urban Planning, Sustainability and Resiliency, Geology, Public Health, Education and Development.