Faculty Awards and Recognition


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Faculty Support and Development


Chancellor's Travel Fund
The Chancellor’s Travel Fund awards up to $1200 per academic year for some faculty in support of travel to present their scholarship at professional meetings.

Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award 

Hunter Scholar Award 

Professional Development Grants 
Established in 2012, this grant program provides funds for faculty and instructional staff to pursue professional development opportunities in areas such as teaching and learning, scholarship, leadership, certification, accreditation, assessment, and other related areas. This program replaces and expands upon two former grant programs: Microgrants and Provost Instructional Improvement Grants. The maximum award is $1200.

Program of Excellence Award
The academic and support program of excellence awards are separate $10,000 awards which are presented to an academic department and a support unit or department to recognize established records of excellence. Units and/or departments may apply or be nominated for these awards if sufficient merit or excellence is determined.

Grants and Support for Intentional Learning
The Intentional Learning Development Grant supports academic initiatives connected to the implementation of the institutional goals (ILP goals).  All instructional faculty, part time or full time, and staff in academic support areas are eligible to apply.  Interdisciplinary collaboration is encouraged.

Scholarly Development Assignment Program
This program provides faculty members the opportunity to pursue full-time independent study, including graduate or post graduate study, research, or creative work.  Applicants must be full-time faculty members with tenure and must have completed six years of full-time service to the university.

Visiting Scholar Program
This program provides funding for departments to bring national/ international scholars to campus. Proposals will be considered on a first come, first served basis, although priority will be given to departments that did not participate last year.

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