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The Johnson Teaching Grant offers funding of up to $1000 to cover expenses for innovative teaching projects. Applications from all disciplines are encouraged.

These funds are issued as reimbursement for materials, supplies, travel related to the project, conference attendance, or for a student assistant. Please note that student assistants must be paid according to the College Guidelines document. Meals are not funded unless incorporated in a conference registration fee.  Please provide a detailed budget including funds contributed by the department or other cost sharing.  Refer to the Accounts Payable website for reimbursement guidelines.  Be sure to include requested RPDG funds including the amount requested or received and what component of the project it is funding. JCCTL and the Provost are in communication to determine optimal funding to applicants.

This application can be saved as a Word document for editing.  Type your answers under each heading.  Applications from all disciplines are encouraged. Please submit this application to Paula Baer at Deadlines for application are October 18 and February 21.

Recipients of a JCCTL fellowship or grant must submit a written report at the conclusion of their project and be willing to make one or more presentations about their work in appropriate on-campus venues.


Johnson Teaching Grant Recipients


Rachel Lesser, Visiting Assistant Professor, Classics

Rachel was awarded $550.00 to attend the Paideia Institute’s Living Latin annual conference as well as a supplementary one-day pedagogy workshop, “Active Latin with Justin Slocum Bailey” at Fordham University Law School, NY. Professor Lesser reports that the three days of professional development to be extremely helpful and potentially transformative for how she teaches Latin and ancient Greek. The training opened up an entirely new way of engaging with the ancient languages—hearing and speaking them instead of only interacting with them on the printed page. The class sessions and the follow-up workshop were also helpful as pedagogical models, particularly for developing her sense of exactly how to use spoken Latin or ancient Greek in the classroom and in giving her new pedagogical tools that she looks forward to implementing with her students.

Robert Patierno, Adjunct Professor of Art and Art History,
Robert was awarded $1000 to support a large-scale collaborative printing project carried out by students in his printmaking courses. Over the course of the semester the students prepared themselves with a working knowledge of relief printing. They then designed and executed three techniques of relief printmaking with the last print being black and white and 26” x36”. A mobile large woodcut printing company to edition each student’s design and carving. The actual printing took place during Get Acquainted Day.


Past Johnson Teaching Grant Awards