Faculty development grants are intended to support funding for professional development and curriculum development. Please note that faculty members are eligible to receive one of each type of grant per year.
Curricular Development for spring 2013 -- October 1, 2012
Curricular Development for fall 2013 -- February 15, 2013
Professional Development -- March 1, 2013
Note: Special attention will be paid to proposals aimed at diversifying the applicant's curriculum and/or professional practice. While all forms of diversity are critical to CCA, cultivating cultural diversity is one of the college's core concerns.
Curricular & Professional Grants
- Grants are available to all classifications of CCA faculty. The maximum amount of funding available per person will be $4,000 for professional development and $3,000 for curricular development, although smaller amounts will be awarded as well.
Curriculum Development: The faculty is invited to apply for funds to support projects and/or travel that will enhance curriculum and enrich teaching and learning at CCA. Proposals will be judged on their educational merit to individual programs and to the college at large.
Proposals supporting curricular initiatives such as ENGAGE at CCA, EcoTap, and other interdisciplinary concerns are encouraged.
As part of the Curriculum Development Grant, faculty members working with collaborators from at least one other program at CCA are invited to apply for Research Through Collaboration Initiative funds to support interdisciplinary projects. Proposals will be judged on their ability to create new and innovative cross-program learning opportunities.
Please submit only one application listing the names of all applicants and one letter of support from one program chair or division director. Funds will be split equally between the listed applicants.
A maximum of three RTC initiative grants will be awarded during each curriculum development grant cycle.
Professional Development: The faculty is invited to apply for funds to promote professional travel and development. This includes, for example, funds to travel to a professional conference to present one’s work, or funds to complete work for a scheduled exhibit or publication.
- Faculty must be scheduled to teach or on a college-awarded sabbatical in 2013–14 to be eligible to apply.
- Recipients of grants must be willing to serve on future Faculty Development Grant committees.
- Priority will be given to faculty who have not received a faculty development grant in the last two years.
The Faculty Development Grant application must be fully completed and submitted with a complete résumé (which includes professional accomplishments as well as employment history and service to the college). Please note that a letter of support from a program chair or director must be submitted at the same time as the grant application.
Please do not submit additional bulky items such as slides, tapes, catalogs, or books.
2012 Proposals are due on the following dates:
Curricular Development for spring 2013 -- October 1
Curricular Development for fall 2013 -- February 15
Professional Development -- March 1
Email applications to Reuben Kuszel, firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 510.594.3797. If you have any questions regarding the faculty development grants and the proposal process, please contact Reuben Kuszel.
The review committee
The committee that reviews the proposals is composed of one director and three faculty members representing the diverse constituencies of the college. The committee makes grant selection recommendations to the Provost and Associate Provost who will determine final allocation of grant funds.
If you are granted a faculty development grant, you will need to complete the faculty development grant report to receive payment.
Anyone receiving a faculty development grant must submit a report at the end of the grant period. Please submit reports to Academic Affairs (Attn: Reuben) and include all applicable receipts and any documentary materials with your report. Final reports and receipts are due by April 15, 2014.
Reimbursement can be requested for expenses such as: travel and lodging, materials and supplies, conference registration fees, publishing expenses, stipends and contractor fees.
Significant technology and equipment typically cannot be purchased with grant funds. If any questions come up while constructing a proposed budget, please contact Provost Melanie Corn.
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