Camilo José Cela University has been chosen as one of the two universities in Madrid to host six teaching assistants from the Fulbright Program over the 2017-2018 academic year. These assistant teachers have recently graduated or hold a master’s degree, and will join the UCJC on a nine-month exchange, from 15 September to 15 June.
These teaching assistants will provide support on The Hive (La Colmena) UCJC educational method. Furthermore, they will help to set up a resources bank to develop new methods and innovative teaching practices through the recently created International Observatory for Strategic Innovation.
In order to welcome these new teaching assistants, Camilo José Cela University held a welcoming event for members of the Fulbright Program, one of the leading public diplomacy programmes in the world that promotes the exchange of US citizens to over 160 countries. Fulbright is currently one of the best study grant programmes, enabling an uncountable number of students to study abroad since its founding in 1946.
Camilo José Cela University, with the aim of furthering the international expansion of its educational methods, welcomed the members of the Fulbright Commission, and the teaching assistants, at an Orientation Day at the Almagro Campus, where they met, among others, the Rector Samuel Martín-Barbero, the SEK Education Group HR Director, Begoña Armesto, and the UCJC deputy rectors and deans.
In addition, they were given a presentation on the UCJC educational project, with its key academic programmes for positioning and showcasing the university internationally, such as the international degrees on offer currently at the university – the Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Arts and Communications –, The Hive (La Colmena) programme and the HST pre-college programme (Humanities, Sciences and Technology).
The day opened with presentations from the deputy rectors and the Camilo José Cela University lines of action, followed by the presentation entitled ‘Fulbright Teacher Assistants: Contributions and responsibilities.’ This was followed by the presentation of the different schools making up UCJC, and closed with presentations from the Fulbright teaching assistants from universities such as Northwestern University, Yale University, Duke University and Johns Hopkins University.