Tina Coffelt earns grant from Central Asia University Partnerships Program (UniCEN); travels to Uzbekistan


Tina Coffelt, associate professor in the Department of English, earned a grant from the Central Asia University Partnerships Program (UniCEN). Coffelt recently traveled to Uzbekistan to conduct grant work related to professional development for faculty on the topics of research design, academic writing and publishing.

In Uzbekistan, Coffelt met grant participants and discussed ongoing future project ideas with the partner institution.

Jacek Koziel, professor in the Department of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering, is a collaborator on the grant, which is titled, “Enhancing the Reputation of Research in Uzbekistan through Professional Development.”

UniCEN is funded by the U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan and is administered by the American Councils for International Education. The program is a platform to increase sustainable collaborations between the United States and Central Asian higher education institutions.

The platform builds expertise in the areas of strategic planning, administration, faculty policies and practices, student mobility, curriculum development and alumni relations to advance the development of mutually beneficial partnerships.