Faculty Development

A wide range of opportunities for supporting and improving scholarship and teaching are available to the faculty, from pedagogical development through the Center for Teaching and Learning 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.

The Faculty Development Committee

The Faculty Development Committee 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 Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation 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/.

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.

The Albion College Grants Website

The Newell Center for Teaching and Learning