Neuhaus-Shepardson Faculty Development Grants
The College offers three faculty development grant programs.
- Faculty Development Grants – General open category
- International Faculty Development Grants
- Attend Wakonse South or similar Teaching Workshops
To promote excellence in teaching and instruction within all undergraduate, graduate and professional education programs of the college.
The grant should contribute to your personal professional development, such as attending a teaching workshop, researching data for an authoritative text, attend a conference in a specialized area that you would not normally attend, first site-visit to plan a new study abroad, participate in a faculty exchange, develop collaborative relations for teaching/research, learn another skill set, language, method or technology, a novel educational experience, etc. The grant can have a research component as long as that experience also contributes to your teaching. The goal should be to promote your professional development as opposed to promoting development of your program. For example, the first international trip to develop collaborations, contacts and logistics for a study abroad or collaborative project expands our horizon and contributes to your professional development, but a second trip for a similar purpose advances development of your program. But, if the second trip is at a significantly later date and functions as a refresher and exposes you to the “state-of-the-art” in the field, then that would be professional development.
Faculty Development Grant
Either General or International category
- Up to $2,000; funds must be expended in remainder of FY13
- Preference will be given to proposals that supply matching funds
- One grant per faculty member
- A faculty member can receive a grant only once every three years.
- Submit by the deadline on the application.
Attend Wakonse South Workshopor equivalent teaching development conference.
- Preference will be given to young faculty with a sincere interest in improving their teaching skills.
- The grant will cover the cost of registration (registration fee, meals and lodging).
- The Department or faculty member will cover all other costs (mainly travel).
- Apply at any time prior to the deadline to register for the conference as posted on the Center for Teaching Excellence web site.
- The call for applications is in early spring.
- Complete the Neuhaus Shepardson Grant Application.
- Specifically, indicate how the grant will increase your personal development as opposed to program development.
- Submit PDF of completed and signed application to Theresa Nemec firstname.lastname@example.org, with a copy to David Reed, email@example.com by the appropriate deadline.