Faculty Course Development Fund
The Women’s Studies Faculty Course Development Fund offers stipends to faculty in any department or program towards the development of new courses or the enhancement of existing courses that incorporate gender and sexuality. All courses across the university are eligible: in addition to developing courses for the Undergraduate Certificate in Women's Studies or courses cross-listed with Women's Studies, faculty are encouraged to propose revisions of introductory and discipline-based courses (e.g. “Introduction to Linguistics,” “The Sociology of Everyday Life”) and new courses on gender, women and sexuality with an interdisciplinary approach.
Awards of $2,000 will be made. Faculty members may use these awards for salary support, student assistance, materials, or other expenses related to course development and revision. Spending arrangements must be made in advance through the Program office.
Funding is available on a competitive basis to all faculty members at the University of Pittsburgh. Non-tenure-stream faculty members are eligible to apply with a letter of support from the chair of their department. Preference in funding will be given to faculty whose research involves significant emphasis on gender and sexuality with an interdisciplinary approach.
Applications must be single-sided. One copy needed.
- A course development cover sheet (You may also obtain a hardcopy in the Women’s Studies Program office.)
- A two-page proposal that includes the title and description of the course (including any prerequisites and the term[s] in which it will be offered), the need for the new course or course revision, and your plan for revision/development, including a timetable (4 copies)
- A brief budget (Review Pitt's policy on reimbursable expenses before submitting your proposed budget. Consult the Program Assistant before using awarded funds.)
- A current vita
By August 26th, 2014 recipients of the awards should submit:
- A detailed syllabus of the proposed course to be posted on the Women’s Studies website
- A briefly annotated bibliography of approximately 20 sources reviewed during preparation for the course to be posted on the Women’s Studies website
- During the semester after teaching the new/revised course, recipients should submit to the Women’s Studies Program a 2 pp. reflection on their teaching of the new/revised course and the outcomes of the course. The reflection might address how the instructor’s goals were (or were not) met, student learning, student evaluations of the course (particularly the gender/sexuality-related content) or future revisions to the course.
Submit all materials to 2208 Wesley W. Posvar Hall by 5 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013. For additional information contact Jean Ferguson Carr, Director of Women’s Studies at 412-624-6486 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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