It’s been a wonderful few days! Many people have written to us or followed this blog in response to the article in The Conversation, and many have asked to be involved. We are a tiny program at the moment – on Wednesday we welcome our third faculty member, and we only begin our second official term next week. We are still building our program from the ground up, and are often completely preoccupied with the nuts and bolts of curriculum design, teaching, and assessments.
That said, there are ways that those interested in joining us can directly be involved:
1) Join our global advisory group. This will simply be a database of individuals who we reach out to from time to time with questions pertaining to the program that we feel merit wider discussion. In cases where our students have particular research interests, we might approach individuals on that list for direct mentorship. We hope to keep the level of email traffic relatively low. If you are interested in joining this list, please email me your name, contact details, institutional affiliation (if you have one), and a brief bio.
2) We are looking for new and interesting contributions to this blog – we’d love to have you write one! Please email all contributions directly to me.
3) If you have publications that you would like to add to our open source project, please email them to me too! Alternatively, if you have objects that you think would be appropriate for teaching with, let us know.
4) ALU has several job openings. There is a posting for a position in Social Science, but until our student numbers grow we are unlikely to be hiring directly. Please do submit a CV, I’d just encourage you to consider other roles in the organisation as well as it seems important to be realistic with regards to our size and actual impact at the moment.
5) If you’d like to visit us and share your work and insight with our students and our community, let us know.
5) If you’d like to be involved in a way we haven’t thought of yet, please feel free to reach out. This is partly just to help manage the email traffic whilst also continuing to prepare for a very busy teaching term!
Many thanks and warmest wishes,