Five professors from the Kabul University journalism faculty are gaining media skills and developing new curriculum, as part of an eight week visit to UNO.
The professors learned about online journalism, publication design and graphics, television video production, media writing, and other courses from faculty and staff. Wendy Townley, Jerilyn Kamm, Gary Repair, Jeremy Lipschultz, and Sherrie Wilson are offering curriculum ideas and sharing teaching methods for lab courses. Graduate students Chris Potratz and Jessica Bernhardt also assisted the faculty, along with UNO Television staff members Mark Dail and Mike Pacholski.
The professors had intensive English language instruction and visited Scottsbluff, Nebraska and Mt. Rushmore. They also are touring local media outlets and visiting Omaha sites. The visit concludes with a trip to Washington, D.C. In the second and third years of the program, UNO is scheduled to send faculty and staff to Kabul, and additional professors will come to Omaha.