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1 New Faculty Orientation Thursday, August 11, 2011 Presented by Jane Nickerson Faculty Development Committee

2 Thinking about Teaching Faculty Development Funds enable faculty to continue to learn and grow professionally. “Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” ~John Cotton Dana “Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.” ~John F. Kennedy

3 Who can apply for Faculty Development Funds? Individual full-time regular University Faculty members, Teams of full-time regular University Faculty, or Departments representing full-time regular University Faculty

4 What types of activities do Faculty Development Funds support? Activities supporting the academic efforts at Gallaudet University, focusing on recruitment, retention and workplace transition of students.

5 What types of activities do Faculty Development Funds support? Invited lectures or workshops of interest either to a particular school or department or to the faculty at large. Student Le Toudjida Allara watches a presentation by author Andrés Torres during a campus-wide event on April 21.

6 What types of activities do Faculty Development Funds support? Institutes, workshops, seminars, short courses, or other non-credit course work to improve teaching skills, refresh and broaden expertise in a particular content area, and/or retrain faculty members in new areas of expertise.

7 What types of activities do Faculty Development Funds support? Domestic or international travel funds are available for the purpose of delivering a paper, poster, workshop, chairing sessions at a professional meeting.

8 When can I submit a proposal? We will have three or four Calls for Proposals during the academic year. We are in the process of looking at our dates and these will be published soon. Look for our general Call for Proposals that will be sent to all faculty members via . Fac_Gov: Faculty Development Grant: Round 1 - Call for Proposals

9 What do I need to include in my proposal? Your proposal must include the following – A budget page (that is on our standard form and will be sent out with the guidelines during our Call for Proposals) – Please ask your department or school for a contribution. Documentation for all of the activities you plan to do. Most faculty members travel which means you will need documentation for your conference registration fee, lodging, airfare or other travel fare, ground transportation information, meals (per diem), stipends (during times when faculty are not paid), interpreting services and/or miscellaneous items.

10 What do I need to include in my proposal? Each proposal must, in no more than five double-spaced pages, provide a statement that adheres to the following criteria: describes the purpose and need of the proposed activity for faculty; describes the proposed activity or activities that address the need; indicates the intended outcomes of the proposed activity or activities; This intended outcome statement should include a description of a simultaneous or follow-up effort related to the proposal activity that serves to positively impact the Gallaudet Strategic Plan: recruitment, retention and/or transition to the professional workplace. describes the potential for lasting effect at Gallaudet beyond the funding period.

11 How do I submit my proposal? The members of the Faculty Development Committee are in the process of creating a website so you can submit your proposal online. If the website is not ready by the first round, then you can still submit it online or bring 5 copies of it to one of our co-chairs.

12 Criteria for Judging Proposals Criteria for judging proposals will include: completed faculty development grant proposal form; alignment with and contribution to institutional goals, mission and/or vision itemization of the dollar amount requested; purpose and need of the proposed activity for faculty; CRITERIA

13 Criteria for Judging Proposals amount of department/school financial contributions to the activity. Make the recommended contribution (a table will be provided in our guidelines) or include written justification for a smaller contribution. Contributions may be real dollars as well as in-kind contributions that significantly reduce proposal- related costs. presentation of the proposed activity (clarity, organization); feasibility of the proposed activity; potential for lasting effect at Gallaudet beyond the funding period completeness of supporting documents (in cases where important proposal documents are not yet available, grant awards may be made contingent on later document delivery to the Committee)

14 Brief Reports After you complete your Faculty Development Activity, we require that you submit a brief follow-up report which include the following: Your name Department Faculty Development Grant Project - many faculty present and attend conferences so remind us of the name of the conference Briefly describe what you did Briefly describe what you learned from the project Briefly describe how you disseminated materials to your colleagues. Include anything else that you would like us to know.

15 Reimbursement In order for you and/or your department to be reimbursed for your Faculty Development Activity, please make sure you read your award letter very carefully. This part changes each year depending on who is responsible for the funds. This year, questions about the reimbursement process can be addressed to Patricia Hulsebosch.

16 Current members of the Faculty Development Committee Maribel Gárate, Department of Education Daniel Koo, Department of Psychology Kristin Mulrooney, Department of Linguistics Jane Nickerson, Department of English Paul Sabila, Department of Chemistry

17 Any questions? Feel free to contact any of the committee members for more information. Sample proposals will be provided upon request. Look for our updated website which will be launched soon.


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