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Professional Development Time
Faculty may apply for a one semester release from a course to carry out research, writing and other professional development projects. Deadline dates for proposal applications are posted on the Faculty Development home page Meredith College Faculty Development. Currently, eight PD Time grants may be awarded each academic year.
Each year the College provides sabbatical leave for up to six faculty members who have completed at least six years of full-time teaching. Applications are accepted once a year. The deadline date is posted on the Faculty Development home page Meredith College Faculty Development. Awards are made by the President and Vice President for Academic Affairs on the basis of the Committee's recommendations.
The College allocates a large part of its faculty development budget for summer study grants. In the past, grants have been awarded for expenses such as tuition, travel and individual study.
Other Faculty Opportunities
Faculty Development does not handle these requests, so please apply to the appropriate office.
Technology Faculty Development Grants
The Academic and Co-Curricular Technology (ACTech) Committee invites proposals for faculty development to support the innovative use of technology in instruction and scholarly work. There will be two categories of funding opportunities: Category I funds Technology Speakers and Category II funds Course Enhancement projects. See the ACTech Blackboard site for details.
Each department receives limited faculty development funds, which are normally used for travel to conferences; in fact, these funds may be used for any faculty development project. Apply directly to the Department Head.
Once the individual's allotment of departmental funds for faculty development has been used, those who need assistance for travel to a conference where they will deliver a presentation may apply directly to the School's Dean.
Teaching opportunities in the summer in Italy, England, and Switzerland program as well as in Bolivia and China. Because its curriculum changes each summer, the Meredith Abroad program provides an opportunity for many different faculty members to teach and travel abroad. Faculty members who would like to teach in the programs should express their interest to Betty Webb (ext. 8397). She will also provide information about opportunities for exchange programs in China. If you are interested in Bolivia, contact Ellen Graden who is the liaison for the Bolivian exchange.
Each spring the College presents FAME and faculty development awards to six members of the faculty. The awards recognize faculty contributions to the College in the areas of teaching, advising, special service, and research.
External Grant Funding
For interests in external grant funding in support of research, instruction, and service activities please contact Linda Hatcher director of Sponsored Programs (ext. 8832), firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Sponsored Programs webpage meredith.edu/facgrants/