Faculty Resource Committee

The Faculty Resource Committee (FRC) reviews applications and makes recommendations to the Faculty Council for the Pre-Tenure Faculty Research Leave Program, the Sabbatical Program, and the Faculty Study Time Program.  The  FRC also reviews applications and awards funds for Conference Travel Expenses and Atkinson Research Expense Grants.


Faculty Conference Travel Expense Requests

Faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts are eligible to apply for travel funds to present at professional meetings (up to $1600 for domestic meetings and $2000 for international meetings).

Eligibility, Guidelines and Evaluation Material

See the Faculty Travel Policy website for detailed selection criteria.

Application Materials

All applications for conference travel must be submitted through the Willamette Internal Funding Database on JASON.

Deadlines

  • October 1, 2015 - For requests for conference travel completed before June 1
  • December 1, 2015 - For requests for conference travel completed before June 1
  • April 1, 2016 - Requests for funding for conferences taking place after June 1

Contact Information: Rachel Kinsman Steck (ext. 6721)

For More Information: http://www.willamette.edu/cla/dean/faculty_resources/faculty_travel/index.html

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Atkinson Research Expense Program

The Atkinson Research Program supports and encourages scholarship and continuing professional development for full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty. Through this program Willamette University affirms that research, artistic activity, and other forms of continuing professional development are essential for sustaining the role and vitality of the University. Commensurate with the University's emphasis on high academic quality, the program provides funding for expenses related to scholarly endeavors selected through a competitive review process. Awards are $2,500 every two years (max).

Application Materials

The Faculty Resource Committee invites requests for research support. Proposals are due by 5:00 pm on October 1 for support for the current academic year, and April 1 for support in the upcoming fiscal year that starts June 1. Atkinson applications must be submitted through the Willamette Internal Funding Database on JASON. The committee expects to make its recommendations to the CLA Dean approximately four weeks after the deadline. Final reports are due no later than May 31 of the fiscal year that funds were used.

Deadlines

  • October 1, 2015 - 5 p.m. - Deadline is for work to be completed by May 31
  • April 1, 2016 - 5 p.m. - Deadline for work starting June 1

Contact Information: Rachel Kinsman Steck (ext. 6721)

For More Information: http://willamette.edu/cla/dean/faculty_resources/a_grant/index.html

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Pre-Tenure Faculty Research Leave Program

The pre-tenure leave program supports the development of teacher-scholars by providing faculty members with a concentrated period of time dedicated to research and professional development during their probationary period. This program is designed to facilitate outstanding scholarship by faculty members early in their career and to provide them with a semester without responsibility for teaching and service. Faculty in their second and third year in the tenure process may apply for a leave to be held the following year. The leave is a two-course release from teaching and a full release from service and advising responsibilities generally taken over one semester.

Eligibility, Guidelines and Evaluation Material

Pre-tenure research leaves are available to non-tenured, tenure-track assistant professors entering their third or fourth year in rank. Faculty members hired at the assistant professor level with no more than one year of credit toward tenure are eligible to apply. (See the Pre-Tenure Research Leave Policy Proposal for detailed application guidelines, eligibility and evaluation criteria.)

Application Materials

See the Pre-Tenure Research Leave Policy Proposal for application guidelines, eligibility and evaluation criteria.

Deadline: September 1, 2015 -

Contact Information: Rachel Kinsman Steck (ext. 6721)

For More Information: http://willamette.edu/cla/dean/faculty_resources/index.html

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Sabbatical Leave Program

Sabbatical leaves are granted to encourage professional growth and intellectual enrichment,particularly as these qualities contribute to teaching effectiveness. Sabbatical activities may involve but are not limited to, artistic performance, creative work, critical writing, development of new approaches to teaching, or laboratory research.

Eligibility, Guidelines and Evaluation Material

More information on Willamette's Sabbatical Leave Policy can be found in the CLA Faculty Handbook (pages 38-40, Article XII).

Application Materials

Deadline: September 15, 2015 - 5 p.m. for submission of application materials to rhedlund@willamette.edu

Contact Information: Rachel Kinsman Steck (ext. 6721)

For More Information: http://www.willamette.edu/cla/dean/faculty_resources/sabbat/index.html

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