Faculty Development Newsletter

2014-2015: issue #1 - Sept. 25, 2014 - General Announcements

Fac Dev Website

Faculty Funding Requests Timetable for 2014-2015

September 15 - Faculty Research / Creative Work Grants for 2014-2015 Fiscal Year (until June 30, 2015) - CoFR is still accepting Fall applications for grant requests in this category until Oct. 6.

October 1 - Mellon FaCE Grant Applications in All Categories - for projects through March 2015.

January 5 - Second Round of Faculty Research / Creative Work Grants for 2014-2015 Fiscal Year (until June 30, 2015)

March 15 - Mellon FaCE Grant Applications in All Categories - for projects beginning April 2015.

April 1 - Faculty Research / Creative Work Grants for 2015-2016 Fiscal Year (beginning July 1, 2015)

Conference Travel Allocations - Apply anytime prior to conference attendance, but no later than March 1, 2015.

All information and application forms are on the Faculty Development Website



External Grants now on the Fac Dev Google Calendar

Anne-Marie Berk, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, is now posting external grant deadlines to the Faculty Development Google Calendar. many grant opportunities are listed there. Please subscribe:


Examples:
NSF IUSE Grants
ACLS Henry Luce Foundation Grants for China

Midwest Faculty Seminar Topics announced; Please Reply if Interested

The 2014-2015 Midwest Faculty Seminar topics have been announced:

The Theory of Moral Sentiments - October 30-November 1, 2014
Order and Liberty in the Information Age - January 15-17, 2015
Everyday Life - February 26-28, 2015
What is Human Nature? - April 16-18, 2015

You can find general descriptions of this year's seminars here.

Knox policies regarding participation in MFS are here.

Please email facultydevelopment@knox.edu if you are interested in any of this year's seminars. Requests to participate in the first seminar must be received no later than October 1, 2014.

 

Important Reminder: New Reimbursement Procedures for Faculty Grants and Conference Travel

The Assoc. Dean for Faculty Development will handle all procedures for reimbursement of expenses related to grants overseen by the Committee on Faculty Resources: Faculty Research and Creative Work Grants, Mellon Grants, and Conference Travel Allocations. Please review the reimbursement procedures for each type of grant below. Although many of the details of the reimbursement procedures remain the same, we have created some new pathways to reduce paperwork and expedite requests.

Research / Creative Work and Mellon Grant Reimbursements

To begin the reimbursement process, please complete the Faculty Funds Report and Reimbursement Request Form, 2014-2015 (my.knox login required). You will file your report on your activities under the grant here; these reports typically run from a few paragraphs to two pages.

Please submit your reimbursement request to Debie Polillo, Old Main 208. Reimbursements for travel expenses must be filed in a "Travel Expense Report" envelope along with all original receipts. Please remember to sign the envelope.

New Conference Travel Allocation Reimbursement / Survey Form

To manage conference travel reimbursement requests more efficiently and to assist CoFR in assessing the effectiveness of the newly-implemented Conference Travel Allocation system, we ask that all faculty submit a Conference Travel Reimbursement Request and Survey (my.knox login required) prior to submitting your reimbursement request.

Reimbursements for travel expenses must be filed in a "Travel Expense Report" envelope along with all original receipts. Please remember to sign the envelope. Also, please attach a copy of your paper or presentation, if appropriate. Submit requests for reimbursement to Debie Polillo, Old Main 208.


Fridays @ 4 for 2014-2015: Seeking Presenters

Apply to present by contacting facultydevelopment@knox.edu.

All faculty are encouraged to consider presenting as part of "Fridays @ 4," the faculty's lecture series for itself. The aim of "Fridays @ 4" is to provide an opportunity for faculty to present "work in progress" in front of a supportive, interdisciplinary, non-specialist audience. Work at any stage in any field is welcome, however, "Fridays @ 4" is especially useful for new, experimental projects, projects that need a kick-start, or a presentation that would benefit from a dress rehearsal. "Fridays @ 4" has two presentations each term. Refreshments and camaraderie are served at each. Please contact me if you have questions and especially if would like to present.


ACM Faculty Career Enhancement (FaCE3) Program

Not to be confused with Knox's own Mellon FaCE Grants, Faculty Career Enhancement grants are also available from the ACM. The current cycle of grants at the ACM focuses on technology and innovative teaching, but, as with all grants in the program, the aim is to promote cultures of innovation across ACM campuses. Colleagues looking for support for collaborative work among faculty across ACM campuses should consider these grants seriously.

More information about ACM FaCE3 is available at the ACM website.