Faculty Development Newsletter

2013-2014: issue #11 - March 14, 2014

Fac Dev Website

Spring Cleaning:
Money


2013-2014 Conference Travel Requests

All requests for funding of Conference Travel for the current year have been addressed. If for some reason you have not heard from us or are unsure of your conference funding for the year, please contact me at facultydevelopment@knox.edu. If you applied for two or more conferences, we have funded the most costly of the proposed conferences. No funds remain in the account to fund multiple conferences for individual faculty.


2013-2014 Funding for Research/Creative Work:

All requests for funding of Research and Creative Work for the current year have been addressed. If for some reason you have not heard from us or are unsure of your funding for the year, please contact me at facultydevelopment@knox.edu.


Preparing for 2014-2015 Funding Requests:

We will begin accepting requests for Conference Travel and Research/Creative Work Funding on April 1. However, there will be new forms and procedures in place for both funding sources during the 2014-2015 Fiscal Year. In the meantime, please do not use the existing online forms to prepare requests for 2014-2015. We will roll out new forms at the start of Spring term.
Please stay tuned.


The Grading Distraction Issue:
Great Ways to Take a Few Moments Away From Grading


Take the Summer Pedagogy Workshop Survey!

During Summer 2014, Faculty Development will be offering pedagogy workshops on a variety of topics in accordance with your needs and interests. Please take the survey to consider and rate the proposed topics and to suggest your own. Please complete the survey by Friday, March 28.

Follow this link to participate in the survey.


Read the Latest ACM Newsletter

Follow this link to the newsletter.


Consider Attending the next Midwest Faculty Seminar:
The Future of Higher Education, April 24-26, 2014

"Talk of crisis is nothing new in debates about higher education in the United States-American colleges and universities have undergone numerous important transformations throughout their history. However, our current economic climate, coupled with the rise of MOOCs and other forms of digital learning, has put the problems facing higher education in the US into new relief. Indeed, while higher education is as important as ever to economic success, students and parents find themselves increasingly unable to afford the cost of a college degree, and many observers have raised new concerns about what students learn while pursuing degrees. In short, both the economic and intellectual foundations of US higher education, for so long taken for granted, are now increasingly in doubt. Where do we go from here?" The full announcement is here.

Please contact facultydevelopment@knox.edu no later than Tuesday, March 25 if you are interested in being nominated for this seminar.

Read about this year's seminars and Knox policies here.


<<== Read the "Spring Cleaning" Sidebar, if you haven't done so.

It has important information about Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Funding Requests.


Serve as a Fulbright Reviewer, especially if you have experience with Digital Storytelling

More information is available here.


Apply for a Grant in European Art History

More information is available here.


Or a Grant in Civic Education

More information is available here.


And finally, for a student view of the grading process . . .

Follow this link (especially if you are able to laugh at yourself right now).


Now, get back to your grading!