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New Textbook Liberation Fund will Help Faculty Ditch High-Priced Textbooks

A new Textbook Liberation Fund offers grants for "faculty members or departments who want to transition their courses away from high-priced textbooks."

Click here for more information...

Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Now accepting fellowship applications from artists and scholars.

Something to consider for yourself or someone you know. Follow the link for full qualification and application details.

East-West Center Summer Institute Programs

We encourage faculty to consider applying for one of the two summer programs offered by the East-West Institute in Hawaii: Confucian Asia: Traditions and Transformations or Infusing Southeast Asian Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum. Please follow links for dates and application information.

Confucian Asia 

ASDP Infusing Institute

NEH 2016 Summer Seminar at University of Virginia on Tocqueville's Democracy in America

Application Deadline is March 1, 2016

For more information click here...

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Membership for DePauw Faculty

Just a friendly reminder that DePauw has an enhanced institutional membership in the Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR), which means that any faculty member at DePauw can join CUR individually for no additional charge. See link for membership enrollment details.

For more information click here...

CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars

Check out the range of international seminars offered by CIEE. Some campus funding is available, but plan to use your PDF. If you have questions, contact Mandy Brookins Blinn.

For more information click here...

Digital Humanities Summer Institute 

Institute is from June 13-17, 2016

The Digital Humanities Summer Institute provides an ideal environment for discussing and learning about new computing technologies and how they are influencing teaching, research, dissemination, creation, and preservation in different disciplines, via a community-based approach. A time of intensive coursework, seminars, and lectures, participants at DHSI share ideas and methods, and develop expertise in using advanced technologies. 

Every summer, the institute brings together faculty, staff, and students from the Arts, Humanities, Library, and Archives communities as well as independent scholars and participants from areas beyond. For more info, see Accessibility and Digital Environments Course Description In order to successfully reach a wide audience, digital projects must take into account the variety of potential users and their diverse needs. Not everyone accesses information in the same way, though we often assume otherwise. For example, people with disabilities of many different kinds--sensory, physical, and cognitive--represent a significant percentage of users for many digital projects, but most of these projects are designed without thinking about accessibility. However, digital humanists can ensure that they are designing for all users by taking accessibility into account from the beginning of a project. And existing projects can be adjusted and modified to improve their accessibility.

 This course will take a two-fold approach: students will read and discuss key works from disability studies scholarship in order to consider various applications for the digital humanities; these readings will form a critical framework for students? hands-on work with tools that enable them to evaluate and create scholarly digital resources. Mornings will involve readings-based discussions on topics such as emerging standards for accessibility in digital environments, the social model of disability, user-centered design, and embodiment. Afternoons will be reserved for guided individual exercises and small-group work. 

Students are encouraged to bring their own projects or project ideas in order to evaluate them for accessibility and to make or plan changes as appropriate. Knowledge of and experience with web design is not required, but curiosity and a willingness to learn are a necessity. 

For more information click here...

Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship 2016

Applications are due February 22, 2016

In the summer of 2015, a partnership of 23 liberal arts institutions hosted ILiADS, the Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship, at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. IliADS is project-based and team-based; it offers an opportunity for focused support of a digital project as you work alongside other colleagues and experts. Furthermore, ILiADS gives institute participants an opportunity to explore questions around digital scholarship along the way. 

The team-based project approach of ILiADS was deemed a success by 2015 participants, which include DePauw's Rebecca Alexander and Tamara Stasik. ILiADS has been described as an opportunity to “focus as a project team” in the planning and development of digital teaching and/or research projects in a setting that “fills a gap in our current professional development milieu.” 

ILiADS offers participants a summer institute where they may develop projects as a team (faculty, student, librarian, technologist, other experts) and also interact with method and technology experts who can further their project goals. Unique to ILiADS and recognizing the role digital scholarship plays in undergraduate education, priority will be given to proposals that include student collaborators. Project proposals at any stage, idea through to implementation, are welcome.

 During the summer institute week, teams will spend significantly time working on their projects and coaches will connect teams to experts in the digital methods and the technologies necessary for the teams to develop their project goals, process, and outcomes. At ILiADS, ideas grow through collaborative, iterative processes. Projects of all types, and at any juncture, are welcomed. 

 For more information click here...

Educause Learning Initiative Annual Meeting 2016

Conference is being held February 2-4, 2016

Crafting Our Future: Toward New Digital Learning Environments is the theme for the 2016 ELI Annual Meeting. 

As a community, we are working to create a cohesive and connected environment for all students and instructors, and the ELI encourages you to share your work with your colleagues. There are several session types to choose from, such as pre-conference seminars, hands-on and interactive presentation sessions, and poster sessions. The comprehensive program will include a diverse array of presenters, perspectives, professional experience, and a variety of institutional types—giving participants a chance to network and discuss current trends and issues within higher education teaching and learning. 

For more details click here...

IndiaLICS Sponsors Conference on Innovation and Sustainability

Deadline for proposals is January 15, 2016.

Conference will be held June 9-10, 2016.

A multidisciplinary, international conference on Innovation and Sustainability: Lessons from the History of India and Hopes for the Future will be held at Colorado College on June 9-10, 2016. For more details click here.

GLCA Global Crossroads Grant

Through a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation the Great Lakes Colleges Association to support curricular collaboration we are launching Global Crossroads, a four year initiative to advance internationalization of the programs of learning that define our undergraduates’ experience of the liberal arts through cooperative action.

Many of the Global Crossroads programs will involve our “Global Liberal Arts Alliance” which is an international partnership of 28 US-style liberal arts institutions, including the 13 schools of the GLCA, and representing 16 countries. The Alliance’s goal is to support excellence in liberal arts education on a transnational basis. Collaboration is a key component of Global Crossroads, and Alliance schools will be important partners in Crossroads efforts.

For more information click here.

Advertising Educational Foundation 2016 Visiting Professor Program

Deadline for applications is January 31, 2016.

The Visiting Professor Program (VPP) is a two-week fellowship for professors of advertising, marketing, communications and the liberal arts. In 2015, 13 professors were hosted by advertising agencies in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and New York City. Whether a professor is placed with an agency, a marketing or media company depends upon his/her area of expertise. The number of placements in the VPP depends upon the number of companies willing to host a professor. Preference is given to professors with little or no industry experience and to those who have not already participated in the program.  Professors who are placed should know that programs will differ – no two programs will be alike.  Note: The VPP is currently only offered to professors teaching in the United States. For more information, click here.

Presenting Data and Information: a one-day course taught by Edward Tufte

See article for dates and locations.

A new, widely-adopted method for presentations: meetings are smarter, more effective, 20% shorter. Fundamental design strategies for all information displays: sentences, tables, diagrams, maps, charts, images, video, data visualizations, and randomized displays for making graphical statistical inferences. For more information , click here.

Digital Humanities Summer Institute, DHSI 2016

We're pleased to announce the 2016 Digital Humanities Summer Institute! The Digital Humanities Summer Institute provides an ideal environment for discussing and learning about new computing technologies and how they are influencing teaching, research, dissemination, creation, and preservation in different disciplines, via a community-based approach. A time of intensive coursework, seminars, and lectures, participants at DHSI share ideas and methods, and develop expertise in using advanced technologies. Every summer, the institute brings together faculty, staff, and students from the Arts, Humanities, Library, and Archives communities as well as independent scholars and participants from areas beyond.

Offerings for 2016 are the result of consultation with our community about the topics and material we'd all like to see covered at DHSI now and in the future, as well as a call for proposals for courses among members of our community. This year, we're able to have a number of additional courses on offer and, overall, smaller class sizes to facilitate better our learning together! As well, following DHSIers' suggestions, there is also the opportunity to take more than one course, across two weeks.

At the moment, preparations for 2016 are already humming along in Victoria, and our 'quiet' launch of our registration earlier has resulted in courses beginning to fill ... even a bit ahead of anticipated schedule. As in the past: if there's a course you or a member of your team absolutely must have, we?d recommend registration earlier rather than later for it!

If you've not yet seen the list of our 40+ 2016 course offerings plus our growing group of pre-DHSI workshops visit our website and our schedule, we'd really encourage you to do so. We're pretty excited about it! And, in addition to a great mix of classic courses and new ones recommended by our community, we've got some great talks planned by James Cummings (Oxford), Laura Estill (Texas A&M), Jon Saklofske (Acadia U), and others -- as well as our DHSI Colloquium, lunchtime unconference sessions, and much more including alliance this year with the engaging academic and workshop program of the international conference of the Electronic Literature Organization as well as the Modeling and Prototyping conference of the Implementing New Knowledge Environments team. For more information, click here.

Midwest Faculty Seminars 2015-2016

The schedule for the Midwest Faculty Seminars, held at the University of Chicago, have been announced. Special faculty development funds support travel, meals, and housing at the events, so the cost does not come out of your normal conference funding.

  • Does Human Rights Have a History? (January 21-23, 2016)
  • Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century (February 16-18, 2016)
  • The Environmental Humanities (April 7-9, 2016)

For more information, see the website for University of Chicago, Midwest Faculty Seminars. Faculty interested in participating in one of the seminars should contact Carrie Klaus.

Hybrid Liberal Arts Network: High Touch Learning for the 21st Century

DePauw University is one of six colleges, including Albion College, Hope College, Grinnell College, Lawrence University, and Wabash College, to be awarded $335,000 from the Teagle Foundation to design and teach hybrid courses, which combine online learning and traditional classroom instructions. The Teagle support will enable faculty to design and create courses collaboratively across institutions by working in faculty pairs. The specific topics will be developed across the remainder of 2015—in part, through a workshop that will be held this summer. The first course materials in the program will debut in the spring of 2016, with more to follow in the fall of 2016 and the spring of 2017.

For more information regarding the Teagle award, please click here.
Faculty interested in hybrid courses, including flipped courses, should contact Donnie Sendelbach.

HETL Call for Papers and Editors & Reviewers

HETL is now accepting manuscripts for the International HETL Review - IHR and the Journal for Meaning-Centered Education - JMCE. For submission instructions, click here.

In addition, we also seek additional editors and reviewers for both IHR and JMCE. If you would like to be considered to serve on either the editorial board or review board for either journal, please send your CV to Dr. Patrick Blessinger, Executive Director and Chief Scientist, International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association at

Spencer Foundation Invites Proposals for Education Research Projects

Established in 1962, the Spencer Foundation is dedicated to the belief that research is necessary to the improvement of education. To that end, the foundation supports high-quality investigations of education through its research programs and is dedicated to strengthening and renewing the educational research community through its fellowship and training programs and related activities.

For more information, see the website.

Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching

Check out the opportunities to attend one of the Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching. The overall conference theme is "Evidenced-Based Teaching and Learning." For more information, visit the website.

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)


Great Lakes College Association (GLCA)

Midwest Faculty Seminar (MFS)

The IDEA Center