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 Current Opportunities

The Challenges of Rewarding New Forms of Scholarship: Creating academic cultures that support community-engaged scholarship

Presented by John Saltmarsh and John Wooding, The Challenges of Rewarding New Forms of Scholarship: Creating academic cultures that support community-engaged scholarship, which is the result of a meeting of that took place on May 15, 2014 involving over 30 faculty and staff from all five campuses of the University of Massachusetts system. The seminar was funded with a grant from Bringing Theory to Practice and was hosted by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) and Boston URBAN (Urban Research-Based Action Network).

The purpose of the seminar was to examine a wide range of faculty rewards (including promotion criteria, awards, faculty development support, and policies at various levels) that provide incentives and rewards for faculty to undertake community-engaged scholarship. Community-engaged scholarship focuses academic knowledge to address real-world issues through mutually beneficial, reciprocal collaboration with peers outside the university who have locally grounded knowledge and experience. The report provides a set of findings and concrete recommendations for both the system office and the individual campuses for measures that can be implemented to advance community-engaged scholarship.

To read more about John Saltmarsh, click here.

Institute of International Education Seeking Reviewers for STEM Research Grant Selection Panels

The Institute of International Education, the U.S. implementing partner for the Global Innovation Initiative, is seeking university faculty and research professionals to participate in the selection and assessment of applications for the Global Innovation Initiative. Read the article here.

Collaborative Research Grants

Deadline December 9, 2014 for Projects Beginning October 2015

Brief Summary
Collaborative Research Grants support interpretive humanities research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars, for full-time or part-time activities for periods of one to three years. Support is available for various combinations of scholars, consultants, and research assistants; project-related travel; field work; applications of information technology; and technical support and services. All grantees are expected to communicate the results of their work to the appropriate scholarly and public audiences. Eligible projects include research that significantly adds to knowledge and understanding of the humanities; conferences on topics of major importance in the humanities that will benefit scholarly research; archaeological projects that include the interpretation and communication of results (projects may encompass excavation, materials analysis, laboratory work, field reports, and preparation of interpretive monographs); and research that uses the knowledge and perspectives of the humanities and historical or philosophical methods to enhance understanding of science, technology, medicine, and the social sciences.

Program Statistics
In the last five competitions the Collaborative Research program received an average of 128 applications per year. The program made an average of 13 awards per year, for a funding ratio of 10 percent. The number of applications to an NEH grant program can vary widely from year to year, as can the funding ratio. Information about the average number of applications and awards in recent competitions is meant only to provide historical context for the current competition. Information on the number of applications and awards in individual competitions is available from collaborative@neh.gov [1].

Questions? Contact NEH’s Division of Research Programs by phone, 202-606-8200, or email. Hearing-impaired applicants can contact NEH or via TDD at 1-866-372-2930.

Digital Scholarship Colloquium 2014: Pedagogy & Practices

The Freedman Center (at Case Western Reserve University) for Digital Scholarship Colloquium: Pedagogy and Practices will bring together both faculty and librarians across disciplines to discuss instructional methodologies and strategies for using digital tools in humanities, science, and social science classrooms.

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Andrew W. Mellon Program of Mid-Career Research Fellows: Thinking the Humanities in the 21st Century

Deadline for applications is October 31, 2014.

The Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University announces “Thinking the Humanities in the 21st Century,” an Andrew W. Mellon Program of Mid-Career Research Fellowships. The Fellowship is directed toward teachers at four-year liberal arts colleges who have received tenure within the last five years. It will welcome three outstanding scholars in each of the academic years 2015–2018 to the Whitney Humanities Center, where they will pursue research programs in any area of the humanities and related fields and enter into intellectual exchanges with faculty, fellows, and other visitors to the Center. For more information, read the article here.

Proposals will be judged according to their creativity, breadth of implication, feasibility, and engagement in today’s thinking and rethinking of humanistic research and teaching. Fellows will remain in residence during the fall and spring semesters of a full academic year, taking part in the Whitney Fellows’ weekly gatherings. Mellon Fellows will also offer two public presentations on topics of their choosing and participate in classroom discussions relating to their interests, though there are no formal teaching duties attached to the fellowship award. Fellows will receive half of their salaries as well as travel/relocation allowances of up to $2500; it is anticipated that they will bring the other half of their salaries from their home institutions in the form of sabbatical support.

Applications will be considered in two stages. For the initial application, please submit one hard copy of the cover sheet (http://whc.yale.edu/program/mellon-program-mid-career-research-fellows), a brief curriculum vitae (two-page maximum), and a statement of the proposed research project (500 words maximum). From these initial applications, the Mellon Fellowship Committee will invite a smaller number of applicants to supply further material, including letters of recommendation. The second round of application materials will be due on January 5, 2015.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Send all materials to:
Mellon Program of Mid-Career Research Fellowships
Whitney Humanities Center
Yale University
P.O. Box 208298
New Haven, CT 06520-8298

IES Abroad Study Centers Teaching Grants

Deadline for Spring and Summer 2015 is October 24, 2014.

Deadline for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 is February 15, 2015.

Please share this with those who are planning a sabbatical as an additional source of funding.

TEACHING GRANTS

We will be offering two grants for faculty members from full member consortium schools each semester for opportunities to teach at an IES Abroad program. Candidates should be prepared to teach one course for a semester or in a summer program. For more information, visit the IES Abroad Centers website.

We welcome faculty members who have interests in teaching courses related to the center’s curriculum at the following IES Abroad Centers:

 IES Abroad will cover the costs of:

  • Transportation to and from the center
  • Teaching stipend
  • Housing allowance of $4000

Nominate using this form and attach:

  • Course proposal for the Center
  • CV
  • Letter detailing the applicant's overall plan for the time abroad
  • Letter of nomination from a department chair or Dean

Please contact AcademicPrograms@IESabroad.org with questions.

RESEARCH ASSOCIATES AT IES ABROAD CENTERS
We will be offering two grants each semester for research associates for Member and Associate Member consortium faculty members.  Research associates will be in residence at any IES Abroad Center for up to one month. Associates should be prepared to teach up to two guest lectures in IES Abroad courses.

IES Abroad will provide:

  • Assistance with introductions for research and introduce faculty members to local colleagues on site
  • Cover transportation to the Center from the United States or from another location
  • Housing allowance of $1,000 

Nominate using this form and attach:

  • Description of the applicant’s research
  • Letter of nomination from a department chair or Dean

Deadlines:

  • February 15, 2015, for Fall 2015
  • June 1, 2015, for Spring 2016

 Please contact AcademicPrograms@IESabroad.org with questions.

National Center for Academic Transformation Fall Webinar Series

The National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT) is pleased to announce that it will offer free webinars on course redesign in the coming months. During fall 2014, we will incorporate our popular Getting Started on Course Redesign seminar into this webinar series, and we will also offer a number of discipline-based topics.

Discipline-based Webinars: November and December of 2014 

Each hour-long webinar will feature an NCAT Redesign Scholar, the project leader of a highly successful course redesign, describing the redesign project with a particular focus on its distinguishing characteristics. After a presentation, the lead faculty member will be available to answer questions and provide additional specifics about the redesign. The following topics and speakers are planned: 

  • November 11, 2014 at 1 pm EST: Redesigning Developmental Math at Manchester Community College (CT) presented by Marcia Jehnings, featuring the use of modularization in the Emporium Model, a proven approach to learning developmental mathematics.
     
  • December 9, 2014 at 1 pm EST: Redesigning Fundamentals of Biology at Salisbury University presented by Ron Gutberlet, featuring engagement of students individually and in groups.

You must register for each webinar, but there is no registration fee. Go to http://www.theNCAT.org/Webinars/2014Webinars.html to register for one or more of these webinars.  

 Videos of Prior Webinars

 Videos of the following prior webinars may be accessed here.

Redesigning General Psychology at Frostburg State University
Redesigning Computing and Information Literacy at Arizona State University
Redesigning developmental math at Cleveland State Community College, Chattanooga State -Community College and Northwest-Shoals Community College
Redesigning American History and European History at SUNY Potsdam
Redesigning Principles of Chemistry at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Redesigning statistics at Niagara County Community College
Redesigning Developmental Reading at Northeast State Technical Community College
Getting Started on Course Redesign: examples of how redesign efforts began at both four- and two-year institutions.
Redesigning General Psychology at the University of New Mexico
Redesigning College Algebra at the University of Central Florida
Redesigning the Economic System

 

If you have questions about this webinar series, please contact Carolyn Jarmon, NCAT vice president, at cjarmon@theNCAT.org. We look forward to seeing you online!

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education

The Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE: EHR) program seeks proposals that identify and address challenges that STEM educators face in and outside of the classroom. The program features two tracks and two tiers of projects will exist within each track:

Engaged Student Learning
(1) Exploration

Institutional and Community Transformation
(2) Design and Development

These tracks will entertain research studies in all areas. For more information including proposal due dates, please visit the IUSE:EHR website.

Indiana Campus Compact - The Engaged Campus Grants

The Engaged Campus Grants support the embedment of service engagement into campus culture, applicants may choose one of two institutionalization projects:

The Engaged Department Grant – Individual departments may apply for these funds to develop and/or strengthen their support for service engagement. Awardees will spend 18 months developing or strengthening support for faculty and staff efforts in and with the community, revising policies and systems to reward faculty for their engagement work, adopting sustainable department to community partnerships, and/or elevating departmental changes in such a manner to be a role model for other departments both on your own campus and on other campuses.

Enhancing Service Engagement Collaboration Grant – Institutions may apply for these funds to support the holistic implementation of service engagement through Academic and Student Affairs partnerships. Awardees will spend 18-months collaborating on the development and/or strengthening of campus-wide service engagement institutionalization efforts. Click here for more information on Indiana Campus Compact grants.

Award amounts are:
The Engaged Department – $3,500 (institutional cash match $1,500)
Enhancing Service Engagement Collaboration – $5,000 (institutional cash match $2,500)

Organizations with Faculty Opportunities

Association of American College and Universities (AAC&U)

American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE)

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

EDUCAUSE

Great Lakes College Association (GLCA)

Midwest Faculty Seminar (MFS)

The IDEA Center