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Faculty Mellon Initiatives

Mellon-Funded Faculty Development Initiatives

 Enhancing Scholarship and Teaching in a Liberal Arts Setting

The Mellon Foundation has generously funded a number of initiatives to enhance scholarship and teaching in CC's liberal arts setting over the past few years. These projects have enhanced scholarship and teaching at CC, enabling the implementation of programs to assist faculty at various stages of their careers in producing excellent scholarship and enhancing  teaching. We aim to facilitate not only progress toward the completion of projects, but also spaces for discovering how best to do so given the distinctive attributes of our Block Plan. This year, in addition to ongoing programs for scholarly support, our focus is on collaborative research with students in the Humanities and humanistic Social Sciences. 

Block 5: Digital Humanities and the Liberal Arts: Discussion with Paula Findlen  
Friday, Feb. 5, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (TLC3)   
In this interactive session, Professor Paula Findlen (Stanford University) will lead discussion on issues in Digital Humanities/Digital Liberal Arts, and explore how Digital Humanities can be a platform for student-collaborative research. Bring your questions, thoughts, and ideas for projects for this interactive discussion. RSVP to Jenn Sides by Feb. 3

Summer 2016: Digital Liberal Arts Workshop
Monday July 11 - Friday July 15  9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (location TBA)   
The Crown Center is hosting a week-long workshop for faculty projects in Digital Liberal Arts. The workshop is project-based and collaborative: faculty will work on their own digital project alongside colleagues, with students, and with the support of our IT experts. Contact Rebecca Tucker for details.

Ongoing initiatives:

SWARMs: dedicated time each block for faculty research. Any faculty member looking for some quiet research time, a scholarly community, and the chance to get some focused work done is welcome to the blockly SWARMs, held in Tutt Learning Commons on the first two days of each block, 8:30-noon. Drop in- no RSVP required. 

SWARGs: Scholarly Writing and Research Groups.    Last year there were approximately 35 faculty members participating in ten accountability and writing and research exchange groups. If you have a group ready or want to join one, contact Rebecca Tucker.

Excellence in Scholarship Manuscript Workshops. Workshops are aimed at faculty members who have a book project, major dissertation revision in the form of a nearly completed manuscript and who can use these workshop funds to make significant progress on their project and/or complete the manuscript. Applications for the 2016 Manuscript Workshops are available here. The 2016 deadline is Friday February 19.