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Lynn Wild
Associate Provost for Faculty Development and The Wallace Center

Faculty Career Development Consultants

Cheryl Herdklotz
Anne Marie Canale

Opportunities for Faculty

In response to our recent Faculty Needs Survey, the Office of the Provost and Faculty Career Development Services (FCDS) are pleased to announce the following new professional development opportunities for faculty.

Lecturers' Professional Development Funds

Application Deadline: Friday, April 11, 5 pm

The Office of the Provost and Faculty Career Development Services (FCDS) of The Wallace Center have created the "Lecturers’ Professional Development Fund" as a result of our recent Faculty Needs Survey in order to acknowledge the many contributions of RIT’s lecturers. This grant program will provide funds for professional development activities that involve teaching, development, and/or creative endeavors. Grants of up to $2,000 each will be awarded.

Examples of appropriate expenditures include participation at national professional meetings and pedagogical programs, graduate student or work study assistance, travel required to access resources of other institutions, subscriptions to professional journals, and editorial assistance.


All lecturers with continuing appointments at RIT are eligible to apply. Individual and group applications are welcome.

Submission Procedure and Proposal Guidelines

Proposals will be accepted until Friday, April 11, 2014, 5 pm.  The application must be submitted online along with a Verification Sheet from your department head/chair.

  1. Online Application (Clipboard)
    View sample application (PDF document)
  2. Verification Form. Print the form, have it signed by department chair, and email to

On the application you will provide:

  1. A description of the professional development activity for which you are seeking a grant (250 words or less).
  2. A description of how a Lecturers' Professional Development Fund grant will further your development and teaching (250 words or less).
  3. An itemized budget.

Funding Decisions and Reporting Requirements

Proposals will be reviewed by a selection committee, and recipients will be notified by April 25, 2014. If you are awarded a grant you will receive instructions for accessing funds and reporting on the use of your grant.

Faculty Career Development Services would like to share your experience and requests that all grant recipients help disseminate their results by completing a brief web form within three months of the project’s completion. These reports will be publicly displayed on the FCDS website. 

POD Leadership Development Institute Scholarships

"Inclusive Leadership in a Diverse World: Leading the Change Conversation in Your Institution"

Application Deadline:  Friday, March 28, 2014, 5 pm

Faculty Career Development Services (FCDS) is pleased to announce four scholarships for an upcoming POD Leadership Development Institute (LDI): Inclusive Leadership in a Diverse World: Leading the Change Conversation in Your Institution. The POD LDI will provide a foundation to identify and explore key issues and decisions for those who wish to provide leadership development programs and services for their institutions.

The conference will be held Monday-Thursday, June 9-12, 2014 at Ithaca College.  View conference details here. The scholarship includes registration fee (including all meals, refreshments and materials) and hotel accommodations (hotel affiliated with the conference at reduced rate).

Eligibility and Application Process

All full-time faculty are eligible to apply. Up to four scholarships will be funded. Applications will be accepted online until 5 pm, Friday, March 28, 2014. 

On the application you will be asked:

  1. Why you would like a scholarship to attend this leadership institute, and
  2. How attending will benefit you, your department and/or the entire campus community.   

Online Application
Sample Application (PDF format)

A selection committee will review applications, and you will be notified by April 11 if your application was accepted.  If accepted, you must participate in the Leadership Institute for its duration (June 9-12) and share your experiences at the LDI via the FCDS website, a Community of Practice, presentation or other format.


Questions should be directed to