This year the Creativity Center offers three programs to faculty: A year-long faculty seminar, course development grants, and the Spring Course Connection Experiment.
The faculty seminar is an academic-year long program to spur new thinking within the college, while allowing individual faculty to get interdisciplinary feedback on their own ongoing projects and courses. The seminar is designed to bring faculty together in small groups that combine diverse areas of study. Past seminars have resulted in faculty collaborations and the development of creative new courses. Our current faculty seminar is underway and we will report on its outcomes this spring.
Course Development Grants
Course development grants support faculty development of courses that are innovative, encourage academic risk-taking, or that are uniquely collaborative.
A main component of our mission is to promote unexpected encounters and connections across campus in the hopes of sparking a creative insight or collaboration, changing the direction of someone’s academic work to explore new content or practices, or questioning an established status quo. To that end we’ve developed the Spring Course Connection Experiment. We have paired faculty from different schools and are asking them to combine their classes for one session in an effort to create an environment where students can meet each other and the joined classes can discuss the intersection between the areas of study, methodologies, or perspectives of their respective classes, and how each course approach can inform the work of the other.
The Creativity Center does not have any current opportunities for faculty to apply, but please check back with us soon!
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