This program provides financial support to attend humanistic programming linked to research and teaching that is not supported by the Faculty Travel Fund or Faculty Research Fund.
Grants are available for visits to temporary exhibitions or special engagement performances sponsored by museums, libraries, arts presenters, and universities. Funds may be used for travel and admission or registration, but not for material items (books, etc.).
Course Innovation/Renovation Grants
Funding is available to help fashion a new course or renovate an existing one with an eye to innovative pedagogy and humanistic research areas.
Funds may be used for:
- A sequence of class visits and public presentations by one or several outside scholars, experts, or artists whose contributions are integral, not merely supplementary, to the course design (up to $3,000)
- Trips to libraries, collections, or other sites by the instructor to gather materials necessary for course preparation (up to $2,000)
Course Trip Grants
Up to $500 in funding is available to support class visits to libraries, collections, or other sites.
The grants are for one-time exploratory class trips. The Center does not support ventures beyond the initial grant.
Tuttle Fund for the Development of Visual Culture Across the Curriculum
This fund encourages new approaches to visual culture across the curriculum, in particular the integration of visuality in courses and research across the three Divisions.
- Curricular Consultations by faculty from other institutions on methods of integrating visual theory and practice into their teaching (up to $1,500)
- Travel to cultural sites to study relevant pedagogical techniques and/or primary works for course development (up to $750)
- Travel and tuition to attend courses or workshops to gain expertise in visual praxis and pedagogy (up to $750)
- Short-term (50-100 hrs.) student research assistance to aid in any aspect of course development
- Procurement of relevant instructional materials where library holdings are inadequate: slides, videos, books, etc. that are clearly delineated within a course syllabus (up to $500)
- Organization of a speaker series /artist series directly tied to a course's pedagogy and open to broad constituencies interested in the work of visual culture on campus (up to $5,000)
- Curating an exhibition-cum-panel presentation directly tied to a course ($2,500-$5,000)
- Self-designed workshops involving two or more faculty focusing on visual theory and culture across the curriculum. (Up to $1,000 per participant; with another $1,000 for guest expert)
Interdisciplinary Curricular Institute
The Hurford Center offers opportunities for faculty to devote sustained time (preferably when classes are not in session) for close, collaborative work on course design and pedagogical technique.
The Curricular Institute's particular aim is to initiate reflection on new interdisciplinary courses that might be offered in more than one department. Such courses might be developed at different levels of the curriculum but should prove especially rewarding at advanced levels.
Proposals should outline a preliminary course design, on which two or more faculty are collaborating, describing the course's place within the humanistic curricular contexts of relevant departments and the College curriculum at large, as well as a detailed plan for development during at least three weeks of the summer (or some other mutually agreeable time frame).
Fall: Monday, October 20th, 2014
Spring: March 1st, 2015
$1,000 stipend per participating faculty member; up to three members per project; faculty must represent more than a single department.
Open to all returning faculty; two grants sponsored per academic year.