How You Can Help CEP
Our partner universities in the region are particularly grateful for the book donations that many CEP Fellows arrange both during and after their CEP teaching experience. Other book donation programs in the region have often failed to benefit students, either because the books sent were outdated or irrelevant to their needs, or because they ended up in private hands or in collections that were not open to students. CEP has been able to use its network of Visiting Faculty Fellows and Local Faculty Fellows to ensure that donated books are placed in libraries accessible to students. In the fall of 1998, CEP used a part of its grant from the Network Library Project to ship textbooks donated by alumni. Each alumni donor was matched with one or more current fellows who needed books in that particular field. If CEP continues to receive funding from the Network Library Project, we will establish an ongoing alumni book donation program.
Please select this link if you are interested in donating books to us.
Writing for the Newsletter
CEP distributes its newsletter to thousands of universities, potential funders, and potential applicants as well as to former fellows and other Friends of CEP. Though most of the newsletter is devoted to news about our current programs in the field, we are also interested in the impact CEP continues to have on former fellows professional lives. We are particularly in articles about ongoing projects or connections with the region, new publications or courses based on CEP experience, or new university partnership or exchange programs developed. If you would like to submit a short (150-500 word) article for consideration in the next newsletter, please send the text as a Word attachment to NL@cep.yale.edu, or else text or pictures in hard copy to:
Civic Education Project Newsletter Team
University Information Sessions
Former lecturers are one of the most important ways in which new applicants first heard about CEP. This kind of information can be shared with colleagues informally, or if you think several people at a nearby university, you can organize an information session about CEPs work. If you would be interested in doing an information session, please contact the New Haven office or Budapest office (whichever is closer) to provide you with current brochures, applications, posters, and newsletters.
Since CEP applicants come from all over the world, CEP has traditionally relied on CEP alumni to assist staff with interviewing applicants. Interviews typically take place in February, and last about one hour, plus the time needed to write the interview report. CEP reimburses applicants and interviewers for necessary travel expenses, and for mailing or faxing interview reports. If you would be interested in interviewing for CEP, please contact the New Haven office (if you are in North or South America) or Budapest office (if you are in Eurasia, Asia or Africa).
Visiting Faculty Fellows and Local Faculty Fellows have often been crucial to setting up more or less formal faculty exchange programs or other forms of east/west university partnerships. If have already set up such a program, or if your university would be interested in working with CEP to develop a program, please contact Jayne Barlow (email@example.com .)
Arranging Speaking/Fundraising Tours
CEP is continually looking for new sources of funding, in order to continue and expand the programs that bring so much to universities in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Funders are looking for vital, cost-effective programs that will have a long-term impact. In December 1998, CEP President Donna Culpepper, Romania Country Director Liana Ghent, Belarus-Ukraine-Moldova Country Director Sasha Shtokvych, and External Relations Officer Aileen Rambow (a former Visiting Faculty Fellow in Russia) made an extended tour of potential funders in Europe. CEP would like to arrange similar trips in the United States and Canada. If you are aware of groups to which CEP should be speaking, or would like to work on a team of alumni to arrange a speaking / fundraising tour, please contact Director of External Relations, Jayne Barlow (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Becoming a Donor
Visiting Faculty Fellows have already donated their education, experience, and dedication to assist their host universities and countries with higher education reform. Yet many feel that they have gained from their adventure as much as they have given. If you would like to help make it possible for other academics to have a similar experience and make a similar contribution, you may wish to donate to CEP financially.