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GLCA Consortium for Teaching and Learning 

Check out the ways to contribute to the new public website of the GLCA Consortium for Teaching and Learning: "Teaching Tips," "Meet Our Colleagues," "Article of the Week," and more. If you have questions about getting involved, contact your GLCA campus liaison, Jeff Kenney. 

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WISE 2017 - Save the Date!

Dear Friends,

After a series of successful regional events held in 2016 and earlier this year (WISE@Tunis, WISE@Beijing and WISE@Madrid), the global WISE Summit will be back in Doha this year. Many of you have been asking us for news and updates.

As you know, the eighth global World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) will take place 14-16 November 2017 in Doha, Qatar with the theme: 
Co-exist, Co-create: Learning to Live and Work Together.

Some topics and questions to be addressed at WISE 2017:

·      What should be the role of education in fostering social change? How should we rethink and reorganize the way we deliver learning in an age of disruption and uncertainty?
·      How do we harness the power of science and technology to improve outcomes not just in learning but in overall well-being?
·      How do we foster global citizenship in an increasingly hostile environment that may no longer favor international collaboration?
·      How can we best advocate for sustained investment in education in times of slowing economic growth?

The biennial global WISE Summit will gather nearly 2,000 policymakers, educators, entrepreneurs, corporate, government leaders and journalists from over 100 countries to network, explore current trends and share their visions for co-designing the future of education.

We will share more about the WISE 2017 program, speakers and unique networking opportunities in coming weeks.

In the meantime, you may pre-apply to attend WISE 2017. Please stay in touch with us by writing to We will be happy to hear from you.

Best regards,

The WISE Team

Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

Become a part of the Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)Opportunities for qualified students, alumni, and faculty to participate in hands-on research in a real-world setting. 

  • Experience innovative research or technical projects at a cutting edge national laboratory and network with prestigious scientists, researchers, engineers, and laboratory staff

  • Collaborate with international experts in fields that interest you

  • Contribute to the U.S. technical prowess that will enhance living standards and set the nation at the top of a global community

  • Assist in finding solutions to pressing scientific and technical problems

Highlights of the program 

  • Open to Undergraduates, Recent-BS and AAS, MS, PhD and Faculty – Appointments are primarily for Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) majors but all majors can apply

  • Applications are accepted year-round

  • Appointments can start and end at any time during the year based on your availability and the requirements of the ORNL mentor/project

  • Full-time and part-time appointments

  • Minimum GPA  - 2.5/4.0

  • U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident (LPR)

  • Stipend based on academic status

  • Limited travel and housing allowances (if eligible)

  • Professional development activities

Visit or contact ORNL Science Education Programs at for more information!

4th Annual Digital Scholarship Conference

Proposals are due: 8:00 AM, Monday, May 15th  

Notifications will be sent by June 26th

Bucknell University, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will host its fourth annual digital scholarship conference (#BUDSC17) October 6th-8th. The theme of the conference is “Looking Forward, Looking Back: The Evolution of Digital Scholarship.”

  • What can different disciplines learn from each other when it comes to adopting or using digital tools?

  • What is the role of innovation in digital scholarship?  Who is being innovative?

  • How is digital scholarship rewarded in, or beyond, academia?

  • How can we foster communication across intellectual disciplines and administrative units?

  • How is digital scholarship made?  Who produces it?  Who is excluded and who is included?

  • Where is digital scholarship published, promoted, and publicized? Is the message reaching the audience it deserves?

  • How is digital scholarship incorporated into the existing conversations of traditional scholarship?

  • What are the resources for sustaining digital scholarship?  How are those resources going to change in the future? Can digital scholarship be done inexpensively without sacrificing quality?

  • Does digital scholarship have a responsibility to be open or engaged beyond the academy?  How are these different responsibilities defined and grappled with?

  • Should digital scholarship be defined? Where should a definition of digital scholarship begin? What ends should it be directed toward?

#BUDSC17 is committed to expanding the definition of digital scholarship to be more inclusive across diverse communities, both inside and outside of academia. The conference will bring together a broad community of practitioners--faculty, researchers, librarians, artists, educational technologists, students, administrators, and others--engaged in digital scholarship both in research and teaching who share an interest in the evolution of digital scholarship.

The theme “Looking Forward, Looking Back: The Evolution of Digital Scholarship” acknowledges the changes to scholarship wrought by the introduction of digital technologies across the disciplines.  Now is an apt time to reflect upon how digital scholarship has evolved over the past decades and where it may head in the future. Scholars and teachers, poets and administrators, artists and community members, are encouraged to reflect on the past of digital scholarship and work together to build a future for digital scholarship.

We invite proposals that explore or critique digital modes of scholarly, cultural, and political intersectionality. Special consideration will be given to proposals that demonstrate how digital scholarship has been done in the past and how it may change in the future.

Presentations may take the form of interactive presentations, project demos, electronic posters, panel discussions, work-in-progress sessions, workshops, lightning talks, or other creative formats.

We look forward to building on the success of the last three years, in which we came together to discuss challenges, share working models, reflect on projects, and inspire new avenues for actively including students in public scholarly pursuits. For more information, please view our highlights from the 2016 meeting, the conference website and this year's call (including promo video).

Submission Form

Site Visit Opportunity with The Hubbard Center for Student Engagement

Site Visit Opportunity: Nicaragua! June 18-25

The Hubbard Center invites faculty to participate on a Friends of CoCoDA tour this coming June. CoCoDA has been DePauw's partner in Winter Term in Service for over 20 years!

The Hubbard Center for Student Engagement will sponsor up to 3 participants. Participants will also be invited to join in the long tradition of DePauw faculty leaders accompanying students on a WTIS program to Nicaragua in the near future. If you're interested, please contact Mandy Brookins Blinn ( by March 15th. 


Generation Study Abroad Access Grant

Program submissions should be at least two weeks in duration, with a minimum of 10 students, take place in summer 2018, and will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Topic: Is the focus unique and relevant to today’s students?

  • Access: Will you promote the program to students who typically don’t participate in study abroad?

  • Location: Is it particularly relevant to the program topic? (The city must have a CIEE study center.)

Proposals should be no more than 500 words and include the following information:

  • Theme and goal of program

  • Whether you’ve led a study-abroad program

  • The length of your program (two-week minimum)

  • How the program will grant access to students who do not typically study abroad

  • Your plans to make this program sustainable beyond the life of the grant

Multiple submissions will be reviewed. A unique email address is required for each submission.

More information here...

2018-19 Fulbright Scholar Competition is LIVE!

Deadline is August 1, 2017. 

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or a combination of teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2018-2019 academic year.Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about these opportunities, and hundreds of others, by visiting the Catalog of Awards. The application deadline for most awards is August 1, 2017. U.S. citizenship is required.

For more information click here...

NEH Summer Seminars for College and University Teachers

Applications are due March 1, 2017

Each year, NEH offers tuition-free opportunities for school, college, and university educators to study a variety of humanities topics. Stipends of $600-$3,300 help cover expenses for these one- to four-week programs. For more information and application instructions, please visit the websites for individual programs.

For more information click here...

Save the Date to Register for the NSF Grants Conference

The Spring 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants Conference will be held on June 5-6, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. The two-day conference will be hosted by Kentucky EPSCoR and will be held at the Hyatt Regency Louisville.

Conference registration will begin March 30, 2017 and the registration fee will be $300.

Please contact Corinne Wagner at for any questions. 

The Institute for Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts (IPLA) 2017 Invites Applications

Applications are due March 15, 2017

Celebrating its 11th anniversary, the Institute for Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts invites applications. This year we explore the full meaning of the undergraduate experience in the liberal arts with sessions ranging from innovation in the second year, to leadership development, innovative course design, team-based learning, project-based learning, to mention a few.  Scholars from Oxford College, Colgate University, University of Richmond, Stetson University, Georgia College and State University, University of New Hampshire, University of Vermont, and others will lead sessions.

This year’s keynote address “The Value and Values of the Liberal Arts” will be offered by Dean Doug Hicks.  We measure value in various ways.  This presentation will engage the current debates about the cost and value proposition of higher education and argue that we who teach in the liberal arts can broaden the conversation from value-talk to values-talk.  We educators should articulate for our students both the instrumental and intrinsic values of what a liberal arts education provides. 

Douglas A. Hicks is Dean and the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Religion at Oxford College of Emory University.  He formerly served on the faculty of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond, and as Provost and Dean of the Faculty at Colgate University.  Hicks is author of four books, and editor of five additional volumes, on leadership, religion in politics and the workplace, and the ethical dimensions of economic issues.  In 2012, he received an Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV), the commonwealth’s highest recognition for professors.

Read more here...

ICC Annual Service Engagement Summit

The ICC Annual Service Engagement Summit is on February 27-28th this year. This is a wonderful opportunity for faculty and staff to learn about community engagement and learn tangible ways to incorporate community engagement into your work. This year's theme will focus on the role of social justice in higher education. to RSVP. Registration closes February 12th. 

You can register for the event here, or email Samantha Sarich at to RSVP. Registration closes February 12th. 

American Academy in Rome Invites Applications for Rome Prize

A program of the American Academy in Rome, the Rome Prize is awarded annually to thirty artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers who exemplify the highest standard of excellence in arts and humanities scholarship.

Follow link for eligibility and application details

Become a part of the Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

  • Experience innovative research or technical projects at a cutting edge national laboratory and network with prestigious scientists, researchers, engineers, and laboratory staff

  • Collaborate with international experts in fields that interest you

  • Contribute to the U.S. technical prowess that will enhance living standards and set the nation at the top of a global community

  • Assist in finding solutions to pressing scientific and technical problems

Click here for details or email for more information

Faculty Seminar in 2017: Germany, Europe, and the Refugee Crisis

The (extended) application deadline is April 1, 2017.

The pre-Christmas terrorist attack in Berlin has revived the discussion in Germany, Europe, and beyond about how to deal with both the real and the perceived consequences of international migration and how to respond appropriately,  politically, economically, socially, and culturally.

For the upcoming Summer Seminar geared to faculty and experts from American colleges and universities, Studienforum Berlin has created a framework to discuss the REFUGEE CRISIS in its various forms and the challenges facing the integration process.  The urgent need for this discussion has assumed additional, unexpected relevance,  as future actions of the new Administration in the United States already threaten to foster erratic and destabilizing developments in Africa and the Middle East.  Most likely, this development will bring additional refugee pressure to bear on Europe, and particularly, Germany.

Berlin, the capital of Germany, is the proper location to study the impact of migrant immigration, not least because Germany has a long history of dealing with refugees and immigrants, from Protestant Huguenots to Czarist Russians, from Germans fleeing the East after WWII to anti-Communist dissidents from the Soviet Bloc, and Turkish „guest“-workers. Berlin also has the distinction as a place where tens of thousands of migrants are being cared for, whose problems in a very short time have visibly strained a system meant to assimilate and integrate.

The Summer Seminar on the Refugee Crisis affords academics the opportunity to see and study, firsthand, the impact of the practical solutions offered by volunteers, state organizations, and non-governmental initiatives, to include religious institutions, representatives of the arts and business,  and the refugees themselves.  The extensive academic resources in Berlin, together with its vast cultural offerings, permit a multi-level, interdisciplinary analysis of these forces underway that are proving to be as contradictory as they are diverse.  Accordingly, the Seminar has been organized to allow for a comprehensive look at the refugee problem in its European and now global contexts and to provide stimulating and academically rich experiences that are difficult to find anywhere else.

The eleven-day seminar, runs from June 9 to June 19  and provides participants the opportunity to combine a topic-driven lecture series with visits to important historical and currently relevant sites in Berlin. 

Those intending to pursue specialized research or who are planning teaching development projects are encouraged to convey their plans to the Seminar organizers. In order to facilitate access to funding opportunities from home institutions,  invitations to participants to act as formal commentators is possible.

Click here for more information...

Wilbur Awards

The Religion Communicators Council is an interfaith association of more than four hundred religion communicators working in print and electronic communication, advertising, and public relations. Members represent Bahá'í, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, and Muslim faith communities. Founded in 1929, the council is the oldest public relations professional association in the United States.

The council is accepting entries from secular communicators for its annual Wilbur Award, which recognizes outstanding coverage and representation of faith and religion in the media. The prize is designed to honor excellence by individuals working in secular media — print and online journalism, book publishing, broadcasting, and motion pictures — in communicating religious issues, positive values, and themes.

For consideration for the 2017 Wilbur Award, entries must have been produced and published in 2016. Winners receive a handcrafted stained-glass trophy and national recognition for their work.

For complete submission guidelines, information about previous award winners and application instructions, see the RCC website here.

What Works Cities Initiative Issues Data Management Platform Request for Information

More information here...

Intercultural Communication Institute: 2017 Conferences

Check out the opportunities to learn intercultural pedagogy and directions in professional development. 

Learn more here...

2017 IES Abroad Faculty Development Opportunities 

Each year, IES Abroad offers development opportunities for faculty members from the IES Abroad Consortium. IES Abroad Faculty Development opportunities are designed to bring together U.S. faculty, international faculty, and local experts for an intellectual exchange of ideas. IES Abroad opportunities explore a wide-range of academic topics and attract many experts; past opportunities have included language pedagogy workshops, comparative health studies, and seminars that explore changes in the European Union.

Learn more here...

CIEE Visiting Faculty Program

Starting this fall, CIEE will begin accepting applications from U.S.-based faculty to teach as guest instructors at one of our four Global Institutes - in Berlin, London, Paris, and Rome. These institutes transcend the limitations of traditional study centers by creating opportunities for exchange among faculty and increased flexibility in course design; allowing academics from around the world to share and improve teaching practices.

For more information click here...

SIT Faculty Seminars Abroad

SIT Study Abroad is pleased to introduce three professional development seminars for faculty in May and June 2017. SIT Faculty Seminars Abroad are academic programs that will allow faculty to explore critical contemporary issues in depth within a particular geographical and cultural context.

For more information click here...

The 2017 Teaching Professor Conference

Deadline to register is May 12th, 2017

Teachers with a passion for excellence have been flocking to The Teaching Professor Conference since 2003. There’s simply no better place to explore and celebrate the art and science of teaching.

Join roughly 1,000 of your colleagues from around the country for three days of learning, debate, and collaboration. Together, you’ll explore:

  • Recent pedagogical research

  • Innovative classroom techniques

  • The latest technology tools

  • Emerging challenges of a global classroom

  • Proven best practices in teaching

Content rich and far ranging

As always, the conference will delve deep into the subjects that matter most. Come gain important insights in areas such as:

  • Course creation

  • Student engagement

  • Outcome improvement

  • Classroom technology

  • Assessment and feedback

  • Closing skills gaps

With multiple tracks during each session, you’ll be sure to find something that interests you.

A great venue . . . and a great value

This year’s conference is in the Gateway City—St. Louis, a city overflowing with an abundance of museums, galleries, shops, and performing arts spaces. In your free time, you can explore the old and new of this historic city, from the paddle wheelers on the Mississippi to the world-famous Gateway Arch. Our host hotel, the Marriott St. Louis Grand, is one of the city’s finest.

The Teaching Professor Conference has long been one of the best professional-development values in higher education. The modest fee for the 2017 conference includes all plenary and concurrent sessions, continental breakfasts, two lunches, and a welcome reception.

You can reduce your costs even more by taking advantage of generous discounts for early and/or group registration. You can enjoy reduced hotel rates too!

The Teaching Professor Conference is where dedicated educators like you hone their craft. You’ll come away energized and inspired, with new tools and techniques to apply in your classroom right away.

Register and read more here...

American Psychological Foundation: Esther Katz Rosen Fund Grants

The Ester Katz Rosen Fund* was established in 1974 by a generous bequest intended to support “…activities related to the advancement and application of knowledge about gifted children.”

Rosen Fund grants:

  • Enable and enhance development of identified gifted and talented children and adolescents.

  • Encourage promising psychologists to continue innovative research and programs in this area.

Support will be provided for activities on the advancement and application of knowledge related to identified gifted and talented children and adolescents, such as:

  • Research.

  • Pilot projects.

  • Research-based programs.

Grant amounts range from $1,000 to $50,000.

For more information click here...

CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars

Check out the international seminar opportunities available through CIEE. Contact Mandy Brookins Blinn for support possibilities. 

Read more here...

New York Public Library Accepting Applications for Cullman Fellowships

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library is an international fellowship program open to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building -- including academics, independent scholars, and creative writers (novelists, playwrights, poets). 

Read more here...

AAUW Accepting Applications for American Fellowships

The annual program supports women scholars who are completing a dissertation, planning a research leave from an accredited institution, or preparing research for publication. Follow link for details.

Read more here...


Russell Sage Foundation Seeks Letters of Inquiry for Social Inequality Research

The foundation's program on Social Inequality supports research on the social, economic, political, and labor market consequences of rising economic inequality in the United States. The program seeks Letters of Inquiry for investigator-initiated research projects with the potential to broaden current understanding of the causes and consequences of rising economic inequality. 

Priority will be given to projects that use innovative data or methodologies to address important questions about inequality. Two-year grants of up to $150,000 will be awarded to qualified organizations.

Read more here...

Digital Projects for the Public

Digital Projects for the Public grants support projects that significantly contribute to the public’s engagement with the humanities. 

Digital platforms—such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments—can reach diverse audiences and bring the humanities to life for the American people. The program offers three levels of support for digital projects: grants for Discovery projects (early-stage planning work), Prototyping projects (proof-of-concept development work), and Production projects (end-stage production and distribution work). While projects can take many forms, shapes, and sizes, your request should be for an exclusively digital project or for a digital component of a larger project. 

All Digital Projects for the Public projects should deepen public understanding of significant humanities stories and ideas; incorporate sound humanities scholarship; involve humanities scholars in all phases of development and production; include appropriate digital media professionals; reach a broad public through a realistic plan for development, marketing, and distribution; create appealing digital formats for the general public; and demonstrate the capacity to sustain themselves. All projects should also demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general, nonspecialist audience, either online or in person at venues such as museums, libraries or other cultural institutions. Applicants may choose to identify particular communities and groups, including students, to whom a project may have particular appeal. 

Read more here...

Six Things to Know about the Mellon Foundation's Goals for Liberal Arts Education

About a year ago, the Mellon Foundation completed a strategic plan launched by the Foundation’s President, Earl Lewis. Mariët Westermann, Vice President of the Foundation, highlights six goals and interests for the Mellon program in Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities as they relate to liberal arts education. 

We are doubling down on our support for the humanities and the arts in higher education and cultural organizations in the US, often in collaboration with institutions in other parts of the world. We decided to do so not only because government and other funding for these disciplines has declined, but because the humanities and arts foster attitudes and skills that help us bear witness to and interpret human experience. These mental sets and honed practices help instill the democratic intuition that depends on our recognition of the humanity of others, no matter how different they may be from ourselves. 

Our commitment to the humanities and arts will continue to be translated into support for liberal arts education, and specifically for the residential liberal arts model, whether in research universities or in independent liberal arts colleges. 

We are making a concerted effort to look at the system of higher education as an interconnected whole, and at the place of liberal education within it. To be able to discern the overlapping interests of universities, four-year institutions, and community colleges we have joined our formerly autonomous programs for liberal arts colleges and for research universities and humanities scholarship. This merger makes it easier for us to see, promote, and support relevant connections across institutional types. We are paying closer attention, for example, to the way graduate education may need to be reformed if doctoral students are to be prepared for teaching the students of the future in all sectors of the higher education system. We are also in conversation with universities and community colleges about ways in which the transfer pathway from two-year institutions to four-year liberal arts colleges may be strengthened, particularly in the humanities. 

Our integrated approach to the system of higher education is helping us think through new, expanded pathways for diversifying the faculty of universities and colleges so that they can become more representative of our ever more diverse nation and student population. Faculty diversity is a longstanding concern for the Foundation, going back three decades. Along with the country, Mellon has made headway; along with the country, we have a lot of unfinished business. In this area, too, our strategic plan calls for a redoubling of our efforts in diversifying the tenure-track professoriate and supporting historically underrepresented candidates in their quest for tenure.

For more information click here...

2016 Digital Humanities Training Opportunities

Last year, I wrote a post rounding up the DH training opportunities as I knew them for the summer of 2015 (and beyond). The 2016 list is quite similar. It includes, as a part of the DH Training Network: 

DH@Guelph (9-12 May 2016) 

DHSI@Dal, 1-day workshops (9-13 May 2016) 

DHSI@Congress (1-2 June 2016, Calgary) 

DHSI (June 6-10 and 13-17 2016)

HILT @ IUPUI (13-16 June 2016)

DH@Oxford (4-8 July 2016) Doing Digital History @ George Mason U (11-22 July 2016) 

DH@Leipzig (19-29 July 2016) 

ILiADS @Hamilton College DHi (24-29 July 2016) 

Digital Pedagogy Lab Summer Institute @ U of Mary Washington (8-12 August 2016) 

EDIROM DH (26-30 September 2016) 

Applications for these are (sometimes) accepted on a rolling basis and scholarships are often available. Another international opportunity, The Summer School in Digital Humanities, hosted by the Stoa Consortium in Bulgaria, will take place between September 5-10.

If you can’t make it to any of these exotic international locals (and Hamilton College), the Office of Digital Humanities at the NEH is also sponsoring a workshop, Doing Digital History, at George Mason hosted by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History in New Media. The applications for the workshop are due March 15th so if you’re interested, get your (relatively simple) application in ASAP. I appreciate that the questions for potential participants include both approaches to and questions about research and teaching. 

Also a part of the DH Training Network (and, again, closer to home for many ProfHacker readers) is HILT, taking place from June 13-16th at IUPUI. I will, once again, be facilitating the course in Digital Pedagogy alongside Amanda Licastro (whom I met and bonded with at the very first iteration of HILT when it was known as a “winter institute”). There are also ten other fantastic week-long courses at HILT, all taught by fantastic people. 

And finally (although certainly not exhaustively), is the Digital Pedagogy Lab Summer Institute, taking place at University of Mary Washington from August 8-12th. 

For more information click here... 

DePauw's Online Learning Consortium Membership

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), formerly the Sloan Consortium, is the leading professional organization devoted to advancing quality online learning by providing professional development, instruction, best practice publications and guidance to educators, online learning professionals and organizations around the world. OLC is a key factor in the transformation of the e-Education field. Through our conferences, quality learning opportunities, and tools for individual and institutional success we have been a part of this swift growth. 

DePauw has an institutional membership providing access to free webinars and publications along with online professional development courses courses and other opportunities at cost. There are a limited number of individual accounts through our institutional membership, so if you are interested in setting one up, please contact Donnie Sendelbach at 

For more information click here... 

Global Crossroads: Themed Courses

Faculty at two or more institutions co-develop courses that involve a shared theme that has an international dimension. Funding can be requested for course materials, a summer stipend for course development ($600 per week for a maximum of three weeks), and travel support to bring course partners together for planning. Proposals will be reviewed as they are received. This program is a timely opportunity for obtaining support to develop a course for DePauw's new "Global Learning" general education requirement. 

Please contact David Alvarez at for more information, and if you plan to create digital resources, contact Donnie Sendelbach at


2017-18 Core U.S. Fulbright Scholar Competition

Opportunities to 125+ countries are now open for application. Check out the possibilities on the Fulbright/CIEE website. Or contact Jeff Kenney, DePauw's Fulbright liaison, for more information on the Fulbright scholar programs. 

Click here for more information.

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

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...

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.

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.

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