MGS 2014 Session: June 1- June 20, 2014
Theme for 2014 Session- Social Responsibility: Ethics and Collaboration in a Time of Crisis
Proposal Deadline: February 8, 2014
Course Proposals and VITA must be received on or Before February 8, 2014.
You will be notified of acceptance on or before March 19, 2014.
The Mississippi Governor's School is a summer residential program designed to provide academic, creative, and leadership experiences for a limited number of rising school juniors and seniors who have demonstrated exceptional ability and achievement in their studies and who show high intellectual, creative, leadership potential.
Using Humanities, the Arts, Sciences, Mathematics and their interrelatedness as a forum, students will examine the relationship between the application of knowledge and the social, economic, political, environmental, cultural, and educational issues facing a changing world.
Faculty Commitments Dates:
May 30, 2014- Faculty Workshop & Faculty/Staff Meeting (9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.) June 1- June 20, 2014 Session
Faculty who are selected will be required to teach a Major Course on their proposal topic from 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Monday through Friday for the 3- week program and to participate in faculty/student seminars, recreation, and other scheduled activities.
$3000.00 (Paid on June 20, 2014) plus room and meals in university facilities for faculty who do not reside within a reasonable commuting distance from the MUW campus. Cost(s) for room and meals for family accompanying faculty member must be paid by the faculty member.
Major Course Proposal:
The Major Courses are relatively in-depth content-based studies and should reflect interdisciplinary relationships. MGS courses should be planned at the freshman or sophomore level, but should not mirror typical college courses. The courses should engage learners in creative and critical thinking processes, involve active learning, and cover material not traditionally covered in university core courses.
Major Course Proposal Format:
The application for proposals is web based. Please create your application electronically before opening the link to apply, as you will not be able to save the information in the form. You will need to create three files to upload with the following information;
Please attach a current VITA. Delineate any teaching experiences you may have had with young people 15-17 years of age and any teaching experience with gifted and/or talented learners.
Please provide a brief description of your personal style of teaching and how you engage students in the learning process.
Please provide the name and contact information of a professional reference that we may contact.
Click Here to Submit Major Course Proposals
Interest Area Courses are offered to provide opportunities for MGS scholars to explore new areas, develop new skills, and engage in active and involved learning. Examples of Interest Area Courses that have been offered in the past are photography, comedy improvisation, sports business, skin diving, visual arts, cooking, creative writing, etc.
Faculty who are selected will be required to teach a, Interest course: 1:15-3:15 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for the 3- week program and to participate in faculty/student seminars, recreation, and other scheduled activities
$900.00 (Paid on June 20, 2014)
Interest Course Proposal Format:
The application for proposals is web based. Please create your application electronically before opening the link to apply, as you will not be able to save the information in the form. You will need to create two files to upload with the following information;
Click Here to Submit Interest Area Course Proposals
Leadership and personal development seminars are offered to provide opportunities for MGS scholars to develop a better understanding of themselves, enhance communication and teamwork skills, and explore key principles of leadership. A curriculum is provided for the seminars, and facilitator should be comfortable leading seminar-style meetings with groups of approximately 15 scholars, engaging them in the process and facilitating opportunites for sharing and personal growth.
May 29, 2014 Seminar Training (Time TBA)
$500.00 (Paid on June 20, 2014)
Leadership Proposal Format:
Click Here to Submit Leadership Seminar Facilitator Application
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