The John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities places at the heart of its mission an array of programs intended to strengthen the humanities and the arts at the College, as well as promote interdisciplinary collaboration across the three academic divisions. Through its Faculty Seminar, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships, Working Groups, Reading Groups, and opportunities for collaborative research between faculty and students and other programs, the Center champions scholarship as a core element of the College's vital intellectual life.
Other initiatives designed specifically for faculty include:
- Grants (Access/Enrichment Grants, Course Renovation/Innovation Grants, Course Enhancement Grants, Tuttle Fund for Development of Visual Culture Across the Curriculum);
- Funding for sponsored groups (Working Groups, Reading Groups);
- Funding for forums: symposia (such as the annual Mellon Fellow Symposium, or a Faculty and/or Department proposed symposium); or film or speaker series;
- Funding for summer opportunities: for faculty to hire Student Research Assistants (SRAs);
- Funding arts experiences: "Dialogues on Art"; for residencies of artists, scholars, and performers; or art exhibits or performance events.