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Course Development Awards


The Dean of Faculty Office supports the following opportunities for course development and enrichment in a variety of areas.

Christian A. Johnson Teaching Enhancement Award

Christian A. Johnson Teaching Enhancement Award provides funds for course development and course revision during periodic (sabbatical) leaves. Eligibility is limited to tenured faculty members with approved periodic leaves. Proposals of no more than 2 to 3 pages describing your proposed project and its relationship to your teaching and professional growth should be submitted online and be accompanied by a budget. Stipends as well as funds to support the project are available. We will consider applications on a rolling basis.

The Class of 1966 Career Development Award

The Class of 1966 Career Development Award provides funds for use during the summer “to enhance the quality of undergraduate teaching at Hamilton.” Eligibility is limited to untenured faculty members holding tenure-track appointments. The successful proposal will be one that seeks to create an opportunity to develop new ideas and creative pedagogical approaches that might lead to new vitality in the classroom, studio, or laboratory. Proposals that center on faculty-student collaboration, and in particular on ways to actively involve students in the teaching-learning process, are especially welcome. Proposals of no more than 2 to 3 pages describing your proposed project and its relationship to your teaching and professional growth should be submitted online and be accompanied by a budget and an endorsement from the department chair. Deadline for proposals is April 1.
 

The Class of 1963 Faculty Fellowship

The Class of 1963 Faculty Fellowship is intended to provide “members of the faculty with inspiration and incentive to become better teachers by developing additional areas of expertise during the summer months.” Eligibility is limited to tenured faculty members and to untenured faculty members in tenure-track appointments. Proposals of no more than 2 to 3 pages describing your proposed project and its relationship to your teaching and professional growth should be submitted online and accompanied by a budget and an endorsement from the department chair. Deadline for proposals is April 1.
 

The Special Collections Faculty Fellowship

The Special Collections Faculty Fellowship is designed to enable faculty to explore the Burke Library’s Special Collections and Archives with the goal of integrating the use of Special Collections materials into one or more of their courses. Eligibility is limited to tenured or tenure-track faculty members. The Special Collections and Archives are particularly strong in the following subject areas: Hamilton College history, Ezra Pound, American Communal Societies, Radicalism, the Lesser Antilles Islands, Banjo, Utica imprints, interviews with jazz musicians and general rare books. Proposals should elaborate on the development of projects that would result in the classroom use of these materials. Proposals of no more than 2 to 3 pages describing your proposed project and its relationship to your teaching and professional growth should be submitted online and accompanied by a budget and an endorsement from the department chair. Deadline for proposals is April 1.
 

SHINE and VITA Course Development Grants

SHINE and VITA Course Development Grants, sponsored by the Dean of Faculty and the Levitt Center, are intended to broaden the offering of courses that incorporate experiential learning in the community. Three awards will provide $750 apiece for faculty members who integrate Project SHINE into an existing or new course for the first time. Two additional grants will provide $750 per grant for faculty who integrate VITA into an existing or new course for the first time. These grants aim to support Hamilton College’s educational goals of a curriculum that fosters ethical, informed, and engaged citizenship; and understanding of cultural diversity. Applications should be submitted online and any questions may be directed to levitt@hamilton.edu. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
 

Social Innovation and Transformational Leadership Grants

Social Innovation and Transformational Leadership Grants, sponsored by the Dean of Faculty and the Levitt Center, support faculty who wish to incorporate the theory and practice of social change, using the lens of transformational leadership and innovation, into a new or existing course. These grants aim to support Hamilton College’s educational goals of a curriculum that fosters ethical, informed, and engaged citizenship; as well as creativity. Grants for new courses will provide $2,500 for the development of a course, plus up to $1,500 for materials and travel expenses. An additional stipend of $1000 will be provided after the course has been taught twice. Grants for existing courses provide a one-time $750 stipend for faculty who wish to add a leadership and social innovation component to an existing course. Applications should be submitted online and any questions may be directed to levitt@hamilton.edu. Deadline for applications is April 1 with decisions made by June 1.

Contact Information


Office of the Dean of Faculty

Buttrick Hall
315-859-4601 315-859-4677
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