October 31, 2019
2019-20 SEC Faculty Travel Participants Announced
By: SEC Staff
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — In its 8th year, the SEC Faculty Travel Program will back more than 115 SEC faculty members during the 2019-2020 academic year. Established in 2012 by the SEC Presidents and Chancellors, the program is meant to encourage and support conference collaborations in any discipline.
“The SEC Faculty Travel Program continues to garner significant interest from faculty members across the SEC, and we are encouraged by how our universities have identified a range of individuals to participate,” said Dr. Torie A Johnson, SEC Associate Commissioner for Academic Relations. “This program allows us to facilitate collaboration that stretches from the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields to include the arts and community engagement.”
Since its inception, the SEC Faculty Travel Program has supported the efforts of more than 700 faculty from across the Conference, and this year’s program will see traveler and host participation from all 14 member universities.
After working within the SEC Faculty Travel Program, past travelers have been invited to present their research at conferences, have been awarded competitive grants, and others have secured publications in leading journals.
“The SEC Faculty Travel Program has been a tremendous resource for faculty at universities across the SEC,” said Dr. Ellen Reames, Associate Professor at Auburn University and former program participant. “It gives us the opportunity to work with colleagues in our field of study throughout the region. It is a very powerful tool for SEC universities.”
This program is one of several academic endeavors designed to support the teaching, research, service and economic development focus of the SEC’s 14 member universities. In it, designated participants travel to other SEC universities to exchange ideas, develop grant proposals, conduct research and deliver lectures or performances. Areas of interest for this year’s class include early childhood education, physics, linguistics, consumer economics, water management and Victorian literature, among others.
Click here for a full list of 2019-20 SEC Faculty Travel Program participants.