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

AHA! Autonomous Hamilton Affinity Groups

The Dean of Faculty invites applications for renewable faculty development projects to be carried out by AHA! groups in 2021-22. Requests up to $2,500 will be considered. Any cohort of five or more Hamilton faculty (including teaching employees) may form an AHA! group of teacher-scholars to propose a mutually beneficial project for funding.

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 1 to 2 pages describing your proposed project and its relationship to your teaching and professional growth should be submitted to your Associate Dean of Faculty and be accompanied by a budget. Stipends as well as funds to support the project are available. Requests should be submitted to your Associate Dean of Faculty by December 1 of the academic year preceding your leave.

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 1 to 2 pages (the ADOF will be in contact if they have any questions for clarification) 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 18.

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 1 to 2 pages (the ADOF will be in contact if they have any questions for clarification) 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. 

Dean's Pedagogical Development Award

The Dean's Pedagogical Development Award 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 teachers holding faculty positions (Professors of Instruction at any rank, Visiting Assistant Professor, Visiting Instructor, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer) who anticipate returning to Hamilton for the next academic year. Tenure-track faculty should apply for the Class of 1966 Career Development Award. Deadline for proposals is April 18.

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 1 to 2 pages (the ADOF will be in contact if they have any questions for clarification) 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 18.

Theory and Practice of Social Change Grants

The Theory and Practice of Social Change Grants, sponsored by the Dean of Faculty and the Levitt Center, support faculty who wish to incorporate the theory and practice of social change into a new or existing course, using the lens of engaged scholarship, transformational leadership, and/or social innovation. These grants aim to support Hamilton’s educational goals of a curriculum that fosters ethical, informed, and engaged citizenship, as well as creativity.

All faculty members teaching at least 3/5 time are eligible to apply. 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 18.

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