Faculty Development The Wallace Center

Faculty Forecast: September 2017

Students walking the Quarter Mile in front of The Wallace Center

Welcome back to a new academic year! Already, September has demonstrated that faculty are returning with new energy and ideas to engage students and kick-off a wonderful year. Faculty Career Development is here to keep that momentum going and to design a spectrum of programs and resources to enrich YOU, our faculty.

Faculty grants

Each academic year, we offer a series of mini grants open to all faculty for their professional enrichment and to further mentoring and collaborative ventures within the colleges. The call for proposals for Mentoring Grants, Lecturer Professional Development Grants, and Adjunct Professional Development Grants will launch in early October with grants awarded in late November.

New this year are Faculty STRETCH Grants, designed to support activities related to faculty success, leadership development, mentoring, and promotion and tenure by providing funds to RIT faculty and/or their Colleges to support related projects. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis so you may take advantage of this opportunity any time during the academic year!

Prior to our grants launch, you are invited to a Grants Exposed – Faculty Showcase highlighting successfully funded faculty grant projects from previous years. Join your colleagues and learn more about our grants.


Upcoming Events

A Discussion of High-Stakes Scholarship

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Heather Ann Thompson will discuss sharing research on controversial issues with both policymakers and the general public. Thompson is professor of history and Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan, and her research on the history of policing, mass incarceration, and the current criminal justice system has been published in The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, The Atlantic, and Salon.

Informing Public Debate: Discussion with Faculty
Tomorrow, September 14, 11:45am - 2:00pm
Bamboo Room (2610) in the Campus Center (Building 03)

The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Why It Matters Today
Tomorrow, September 14, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Ingle Auditorium in the Student Alumni Union


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