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Office of The Dean's Grants

CLASS Faculty and Staff Grants

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Science is continuing its support for professional development of teaching faculty members by implementing new funding opportunities, awarded by the Dean of CLASS. In addition to the Project Completion and Research Progress Grants, outlined below are three new initiatives aimed at furthering the support for faculty professional development in CLASS.

The Dean will also began providing support to staff for professional development opportunities.

Curricular Development Grant

The CLASS Curricular Development Grant is intended to fund and support new courses that promote the curricular goals of the department/program and or College. This is not intended to serve individual professional course development. This is separate from funding allocated to departments or funds available from offices outside the College. The maximum amount of the award is $1,000.

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Professional Development Award for Non-Tenure Track Faculty

This award is for CLASS Non-Tenure Track faculty members who are presenting at a professional, academic conference or attending a professional development workshop in his or her field. It is intended to defray costs associated with conference travel, lodging and meals. The maximum amount of the award is $1,000 per faculty member. Adjunct faculty members must submit "proof of participation" to the department chair or program director and to Dean Tillis.

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Professional Development Award for Staff

This award is for CLASS staff to attend conferences or workshops in his or her field for professional development purposes. The intent is to defray costs associated with conference travel, lodging and meals. Staff must submit "proof of participation" to the department chair and to Dean Tillis. The maximum amount of the award is $2,000 per staff member. Award recipients may apply again after three years.

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Dean’s Supplemental Grant for Students

The Dean’s Supplemental Grant for Students is intended to assist students in need of additional funding for learning abroad, unpaid internships, and other scholarly endeavors. Department chairs and/or graduate directors must recommend students for this grant.

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