Aimed at new Albion College faculty members, but open to all Albion College faculty, this annual workshop enables each participant to teach a “slice” of a lesson and to receive feedback from colleagues in a small group situation. The workshop begins with a night of discussion and reflection on teaching/learning issues, followed by two nights of microteaching. This workshop, funded by a grant from the Hewlett-Mellon Fund for Faculty Development, affirms the importance of teaching and learning at Albion College and fosters a collaborative, community-building environment.
Dates for the 2010 Microteaching Workshop were as follows:
Friday, January 29; Monday, February 1; and Tuesday, February 2.
Contact Beth Lincoln, Jocelyn McWhirter, or the Center for Teaching and Learning, for more information.
Faculty Travel Fund Form
A budget for faculty travel still exists through the Provost's Office. This budget is specifically intended to provide travel support for faculty who are traveling to professional meetings for the purpose of formally presenting scholarly work. Depending upon the number of requests, funds may become available to those whose attendance is required because they are chairing a session.
Funds will be available only as a supplement to department travel (currently $400 for each tenure‑track faculty member) when department funds are insufficient to cover attendance at a meeting. These funds are not intended to support attendance at a second meeting.
We anticipate up to $900 per faculty member will be available (or $1,200 for an international conference), though the actual amount will vary depending on the number of requests that are submitted. Travel to Canada will be funded at $900 rate.
Depending on the total number of requests, full-time, visiting faculty may also be eligible for funding throughout the term of their employment.
The deadline for applying for travel funds for the 2011-2012 academic year will be Monday, September 26. The Faculty Travel Form, which is attached, should be used to request funds. Funds will be allocated after that date based upon the total number of requests that are received. If all funds are not encumbered, an additional call for requests will be made in February. NO funds for any purpose will be allocated unless the official travel request is received.
A wide range of opportunities for supporting and improving scholarship and teaching are available to the faculty, from micro-teaching workshops to interdisciplinary teaching and research initiatives to independent research projects. This page provides links to these activities, and to funding opportunities designed to encourage and support them.
Encourages faculty development by awarding large and small grants for teaching, research, and other aspects of professional development. Funds are also available to support faculty coteries, intended to encourage and enable cross-disciplinary conversations about topics and texts. Income from a grant to Albion College by the William and Flora Hewlett and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundations supports this funding. In addition, the Committee awards the annual James and Dorothy R. Blanchard Faculty Fellowship, an endowed fund to provide financial support for a beginning faculty member to undertake a summer research project. The committee also reviews and approves sabbatical applications.
All FDC proposals are to be uploaded electronically through the Moodle courseweb site . You can find the FDC proposal upload site by clicking the Faculty Development link at the Albion College Moodle website. The url for the FDC Proposal Upload site is http://courses.albion.edu/course/view.php?id=315.
You will need to login to the Moodle site using your college user id and password. To access the FDC proposal upload site you will need to type in a one-time enrollment key, F@cu1tyD3v.
Aimed at new Albion College faculty members, but open to all Albion College faculty, this annual workshop enables each participant to receive feedback on pedagogy from colleagues in a small group situation. The workshop begins with a night of discussion and reflection on teaching/learning issues, followed by two nights of microteaching. This workshop, funded by a grant from the Hewlett-Mellon Fund for Faculty Development, affirms the importance of teaching and learning at Albion College and fosters a collaborative, community-building environment. Contact Beth Lincoln, Office of Academic Affairs, for more information.
Albion College Teaching Symposium
A one-day event on April 12th, 2014, the Albion College Teaching Symposium provides an informal venue for all faculty and staff to celebrate, showcase, and discuss a wide range of topics related to the diversity and richness of teaching at Albion College, in and out of the classroom.
The symposium is not intended as a forum for the scholarship of teaching. Instead, it is about sharing and exploring our personal and professional teaching experiences and pedagogical ideas. Teaching is happening every day and everywhere on campus. With that in mind, all faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in discussions of the real-world nuts and bolts of all types of teaching—from triumphs and joys to disappointments and anxieties.
The symposium will take place in the Science Complex Atrium.
There are three ways to participate in the symposium.
You can attend, listen, and join the conversation but not officially present.
You can present a teaching-related poster.
By “poster” we mean both the wall-hanging posters you’d see in a poster session at an academic conference, but we also imagine that “posters” could be any kind of visual or aural object used to spark teaching discussions. Standard academic posters are welcome and encouraged. But just about anything else could also be considered a poster—a work of art, a bridle and saddle, a letter from a parent, a spread sheet, or a lacrosse stick. If it’s an object that sparks a discussion about teaching, it’s a poster.
You can join a round-table discussion.
A round table is an informal public discussion revolving around a general topic, question, or issue. At the symposium, round tables will involve 6 people sitting around a table; each will offer a very short presentation (5 minutes) of his or her particular thoughts and ideas concerning the general topic. Then a moderated discussion ensues. The audience listens and joins in with questions and comments. The basic idea is to create an atmosphere in which different approaches and ideas generate new and interesting connections or insights about the shared topic.
Registration for the Teaching Symposium event is now closed. Please email
if you have any questions.