Faculty Development Bush Grant Funding through December 31, 2007

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 (Around 7 years ago)

The Faculty Development Program is grateful to the Bush Foundation for supporting faculty at Gustavus and helping us create programs, workshops, and other opportunities for faculty to enhance their teaching and their students’ learning. We also appreciate the Foundation’s willingness to allow us to spend our remaining funds through December 31, 2007.

In order to best utilize those remaining funds, we have focused on several programs:

• Our fifth summer teaching and learning workshop, “The Student as Scholar: Enhancing Research and Creative Practices,” will allow for the participation of faculty from across the disciplines.

• Two programs, the scholarship of teaching and learning discussion groups, and the informal conversation series, Teachers Talking, will allow faculty to engage in conversation about teaching.

• And mini-grants to faculty and/or departments/programs will assist in enhancing teaching. A limited number of mini-grants will be awarded according to the following procedures and criteria:

  1. Applications by eligible individual faculty members or departments/programs for projects about teaching and learning must be submitted by March 19. Application guidelines can be found on the faculty development website.

Funding for projects is only available through December 31, 2007; all materials or travel must be received or completed by December 31, 2007 to qualify for grant funds.

Funds for these grants are limited: Mini-grants will be awarded for up to $1,000 Mid-career or senior mini-grants will be awarded for up to $1,500 Department mini-grants will be awarded for up to $1,000 

Faculty will be notified should additional funds become available during the extension period of the grant.

  1. We welcome applications from all faculty and/or departments/programs. Priority for mini-grants will be given to faculty and departments/programs who have not been awarded Bush grant funding since the inception of the grant in fall 2000. Faculty who have been awarded a Bush grant and who have not completed their final report are ineligible to receive further funding.

These procedures only apply to programs supported by the Bush Foundation grant, not faculty professional travel funds.

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