Resources for Faculty Development
General Faculty Development Information
The ACA (Appalachian College
Association) is a source for many faculty opportunities. See also
professional development opportunities for librarians on the Central Library
section of the page.
The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education
( The POD Network ) and its members
lead and support change for the improvement of higher education through
faculty, instructional, and organizational development activities.
It provides information about faculty development programs and offers some
Societies Project , hosted by the University of Waterloo Electronic
Library, is international in scope and provides subject guides to associations
and organizations in different academic fields. The site is also
useful to identify meetings and conferences held by the societies listed.
The Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U)
offers a variety of faculty development opportunities. One such opportunity
is the Faculty Fellows Internship Program in Washington, D.C.
The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, with the support
of the John Templeton foundation, invites application for the John Templeton
Oxford Seminars on Science and Christianity. Application criteria
can be found http://www.cccu.org/projects/templeton.
Salzburg Seminars. The ACA
fully funds attendance of these prestigious international seminars for
qualified faculty from member institutions.
NOTE: Please let College
Relations know when you plan to contact a foundation.
The Grant Advisor is a comprehensive
guide to funding opportunities. This resource requires an institutional
subscription. (College Relations does not subscribes to this).
The Grant Getting
Page , put together by the University of Illinois at Chicago, provides
links to many grant sources (check URL).
Funding for Sabbaticals
The National Institute
of Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides
grants and funding opportunities. For example, the NIH Academic Research
Enhancement Award (AREA) Grants - (R15) "support individual research projects
in the biomedical and behavioral sciences conducted by faculty, and involving
their undergraduate students, who are located in health professional schools
and other academic components that have not been major recipients of NIH
research grant funds."
The American Chemical Society provides grant funding for undergraduate
faculty sabbaticals. See details here.
Grant Writing Guides
in the Parks Program "was created to assist in arranging faculty sabbaticals
to conduct research and other scholarly activity, which provides usable
knowledge for NPS management and/or advances science and human understanding.
The Sabbatical in the Parks Program is open to tenure-track faculty members
from four-year institutions of higher education in the U.S., who have successfully
competed for sabbaticals according to the
procedures of their institution."
The Sigler Foundation. Among
other things, the Sigler Foundation provides "support for faculty sabbaticals
when the faculty member plans to devote a substantial portion of the sabbatical
to providing service to a private non-profit or public organization" (quoted
from the web site). Specifics about the application process are provided
on the site.
The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance offers an online grant
writing tutorial. Click
here to access it.
Annual Register of Grant Support: A Directory of Funding Sources.
NY: Information Today, Inc.,
2003. This source provides information on more than 3,500 programs
that fund, among others, fellowships, study grants, and research in many
academic areas. Proposal writing tips are also included. On order
for the library.
The Environmental Resource Handbook. Millerton, NY : Universal
Reference, Grey House Publishing, 2001.
Available in the library (R 363.7003 E61 2001). Pages 202-216
provide information on foundations, charities, and scholarships.
Created by the WWC library. Last updated October 2002.
Please send suggestions for additions to Chris