Summer Working Groups

The Dean’s office will offer more limited than usual funding to support faculty working groups engaged in curricular and pedagogical development each summer (June 1 – August 15). The priority will be summer working groups for those preparing for external reviews and department/program assessment plans.

Please note, any planning for the possibility of remote teaching and learning in the fall, pending the findings of the Return to Campus Group, will be handled separately from the Summer Working Group program.

These funds are provided to encourage new initiatives by departments and programs as well as by individual faculty members collaborating with other Bowdoin colleagues. Proposals may be from department chairs and program directors or from other groups of faculty members drawn from different departments and programs.

Potential working groups eligible for this funding might focus on, for example: innovative approaches to teaching introductory level courses, quantitative reasoning elements incorporated into existing or new courses, development of interdisciplinary teaching opportunities, preparation for an external review in your department, etc.

Please note that these summer working group funds will not be used to support research and travel for individual course development; such proposals should be directed to the Faculty Development Committee.

Application Deadline: 
     Friday, May 7, 2021

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