Faculty Development Newsletter

2015-2016: issue #8 - Mar. 2, 2016 - The 2016-2017 Money Issue

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Friday, March 4
Judy Thorn, "Going to the Dogs with the Amasis Painter " - SMC E117 Francois Classroom

"Fridays @ 4" is the faculty's presentation series for itself. Our next installment will demonstrate the virtues of cross-disciplinary conversations and collaborations. Judy Thorn, Professor of Biology, will speak about her research on dogs as they appear on Greek vases.

Read the full announcement here.

Just Announced

Unique Faculty Development Opportunity in Washington, DC - Apply by April 1, 2016

AAC&U and the Washington Internship Institute invite you to apply for the Faculty Fellows Program. This jointly-sponsored program offers faculty from all disciplines the opportunity to pursue professional, disciplinary, and personal interests in a challenging and dynamic professional environment-and to reinvigorate their work as scholars, teachers, advisers, and educational leaders. Faculty Fellows spend one full semester in the Washington, DC, area working at government agencies, non-profit organizations, national associations, museums, foundations, and other sites related to their expertise and professional interests. 

Information about the Faculty Fellows Program is at www.wiidc.org/faculty-fellows


Research / Creative Work Funding Requests for 2016-2017 - Apply by April 1

The Committee on Faculty Resources announces that it is now accepting requests for funding of Faculty Research and Creative Work for 2016-2017 fiscal year (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017).

A full description of the application process is here.

Requests submitted by April 1, 2016 are guaranteed to receive a response by June 1, 2016. Please note that CoFR does not review funding requests during the summer. Therefore, all requests involving summer activities must be submitted by April 1. 


Mellon FaCE Grant Enters its Final Year in 2016-2017 - Apply By April 1

We have enjoyed two years of exceptional Mellon support for course and program development, collaborative research, pedagogy workshops, technological innovation, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. The current Mellon Faculty Career Enhancement Grant enters its final year in the coming fiscal year. Funding will be available in all categories to support activities between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. If you have not yet applied for Mellon FaCE funding, we urge you to examine the grant categories and consider an application in support of your work.

A full description of the grant categories and the application process is here.

CoFR will review the initial round of requests beginning April 1, 2016. All requests involving summer activities should be submitted by April 1, but CoFR will consider requests related to work for any period of the fiscal year. Subsequent request cycles will be announced with September 1, 2016 and January 1, 2017, depending on the remaining availability of funds. 


Development Funds in Religious Studies - Apply by April 1

Generous financial support is available for faculty projects in Religious Studies through a gift from Knox Trustee Mary Kent Knight. Examples of fundable activities include designing or re-designing a course with a substantial religion component, research into topics related to Religious Studies, or other professional development to support religious studies education on campus.

The next deadline for proposals is April, 1, 2016

Details on supported activities and the application process are here.


Funding in Global Studies from the Stellyes Center

The Stellyes Center for Global Studies offers financial support for faculty and student activities related to global education. Funding is available in a number of categories relating to curricular development, collaborative work, and student international travel. Faculty are encouraged to review the application form and instructions and contact Center Director Robin Ragan with questions and proposals for use of these funds.
(Requests for faculty research support on international topics should be filed through the Faculty Research / Creative Work portal above.)

Possible uses of these funds:

Site visit: Visit an Off-Campus Program Site, either one of Knox's or one related to the specific needs of students in your field.

Scouting trips: Create a new short-term study abroad program. Previous funding supported the creation of Japan Term, European Identities, Drumming and Dance in Ghana, and others currently on the drawing board.

Distinguished guest speakers or scholars-in-residence with an international perspective.

Foreign Language Acquisition: Study a foreign language. Previously supported languages have included Chinese, Korean, Ki-Swahili, German, and Spanish.