From Dean Casper, of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences:
The Dean's Office is creating a new CAHSS Faculty Teaching and Learning Awards Fund, which will make small grants to faculty members for curricular innovation and redesign.
It's important that faculty members play a major role in (first) designing the criteria and guidelines for these awards and (then) making recommendations about awarding them. Therefore, we will create a new CAHSS Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee, to be broadly representative of our instructional faculty (including adjunct faculty) and of the different types of courses and pedagogy in our College. This committee will also provide advice to the Dean on other matters related to teaching and learning, including such matters as classroom design and teaching awards. I expect that members of this committee will serve for staggered, multi-year terms, to ensure both regular rotation and continuity.
I invite nominations and self-nominations for this committee. If you nominate yourself, please include a c.v. If you nominate someone else, please check whether s/he is interested and arrange for her/him to send a c.v. Members of this committee should have a record of successful teaching. Please send nominations and c.v.'s to Tammy Brown (email@example.com), no later than Friday, September 23.
Thanks very much,