This program provides a faculty member with up to $3000 in the summer to cover expenses. It is designed for labor-intensive teaching projects that do not lend themselves to course releases, that need to be conducted in the summer rather than in the school year, or that are carried out by faculty members who cannot obtain a course release due to departmental pressures. These funds may be used for materials, supplies, or travel related to the project, or for a student assistant to work part-time on the project over the summer. A detailed budget, including cost sharing, must accompany the application. In addition, an award of $1000 will be granted annually to the truly outstanding project(s). Future applications for all JCCTL awards will be contingent upon submission of reports for previous funding.
Applications due by February 8, 2013.
Paul Austerlitz, Associate Professor, Sunderman Conservatory of Music
Paul received a grant to support his attendance to the Barry Harris study group, New Roads in Jazz Pedagogy. Paul writes, "In addition to leading to new pedagogical approaches, this summer's labors revitalized my own playing: combining study with Harris with hands-on application of his ideas in collaboration with top-level players on a near-nightly basis was exhilarating!"
Felicia Else, Associate Professor, Art and Art History and Kay Etheridge, Associate Professor, Biology
Felicia and Kay received a grant to develop a hands-on component to their team-taught course, Wonders of Nature and Artifice: The Renaissance Quest for Knowledge. The funds received supported preparation for an exhibit to take place November 2012, construct an inventory of materials in Special Collections, the Biology department and other locations on campus suitable for students to use, and a student worker to assist with these tasks.
Salma Monani, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies
Salma received a grant to acquire the video production skills that are required of her students in her Environmental Film and FYS: Green Eggs and Government Cheese courses. This film module exposes students to both theory and practice.
Yumi Takamiya, Assistant Professor, Asian Studies
Yumi received the Creative Teaching Fellowship Grant to travel to Japan to collect books, DVD's, an authentic materials needed to enhance her 305/306 Japanese Language courses.