Academics without Borders

Academics Without Borders' (AWB) mission is to support capacity development in tertiary education in developing countries, so these countries can educate their own experts and professionals necessary for their development. The University of Alberta is a member of AWB.

AWB carries out its mission by supporting projects in institutions of higher education in developing countries, by working with talented and committed people there, who are initiating and sustaining institutional growth and change. It does this by sending academic volunteers to support these local initiatives.

Stories about previous UAlberta-AWB Projects


Virtual Volunteer Opportunity: Mentoring in Best Teaching Practices

In partnership with AWB, African Development University is seeking volunteers to act as faculty mentors to enhance the teaching skills of the faculty associates (junior faculty members).  African Development University is a nonprofit institution in Niamey, Niger.

The volunteer opportunity will involve working online with the faculty and leadership team to conduct a situational analysis and needs assessment for teaching mentorship. The volunteer activity will continue with the development of a coaching strategy and topic-specific training workshops for the faculty associates.

We are looking for 1 or more volunteer(s).

The volunteer should have a PhD or master’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent academic qualifications and teaching experience and expertise in online instruction. Applicants who are bilingual in English and French are especially encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: June 24, 2021

If you would like to participate, please contact: 
Dan Fredrick
University of Alberta International
dan.fredrick@ualberta.ca
(780)248-1260

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