Faculty Development Opportunities

On-campus workshops and development opportunities

Faculty development events are listed in Faculty Development Updates for Academic Year 2020/21 and on the Faculty Development Google Calendar.

Regularly offered opportunities open to all faculty include:

  • Fall Educators Resource Institute
    • half-day event in August, during the week prior to Matriculation
    • workshops focus on tools, ideas, and resources for immediate implementation
    • contact the Director of Faculty Development or the FSTeam with ideas
  • Spring Educators Resource Institute
    • full-day event in May, after Spring Grade submission deadline
    • workshops focus on tools, ideas, and resources that require more preparation time for implementation
    • contact the Director of Faculty Development or the FSTeam with ideas
  • Reading Groups proposed by faculty
    • meet 4 to 6 times during the semester to discuss a book of general interest to educators
    • contact the Director of Faculty Development with ideas
    • announced through e-mails, My Allegheny, and faculty meeting notices
  • Spring Teaching Circle
    • twelve faculty commit to meet weekly for lunch
    • confidential conversations, no agenda
    • open-ended conversations facilitated by experienced faculty member
  • Teaching with Technology Lunches
    • offered roughly monthly during each semester
    • focus on tools and discussions surrounding technologies
    • contact Instructional Technologist  or the Director of Faculty Development with ideas for future topics
  • Teaching Tidbits
    • brown-bag lunch meetings, roughly twice per month
    • facilitated by a group of faculty volunteers
    • topics and dates announced through e-mail, My Allegheny, and faculty meeting notices
  • Allegheny Listens Employee Reading Groups
    • focused on books selected for the “Common Read”
    • facilitated by the Office of Institutional Diversity
    • books and meeting times announced during the Spring

Off-campus workshops and faculty development opportunities

Allegheny Faculty regularly participate in off-campus workshops and conferences offered through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, the Association of American Colleges & Universities, the Council for Independent Colleges, and other organizations. Faculty interested in specific opportunities should contact the Director of Faculty Development or the Provost.

Externally funded opportunities regularly used by Allegheny Faculty include:

Fulbright Scholar Program

Washington Internship Institute – AAC&U Faculty Fellows Program


Funding opportunities

Demmler Awards for Teaching Innovation – The Demmler Endowment provides stipends to one or more faculty members who wish to pursue projects in innovative teaching. The Provost and Dean of the College solicits proposals from faculty during the Spring Term. The stipend may be used to purchase materials, to support summer work, or to arrange for release time during the academic year.

Diversity Innovation Fund – This fund encourages community-based initiatives that will improve diversity and inclusion for the long-term transformation of campus climate.

External Funding Opportunities – Allegheny’s Office of Foundation & Corporate Relations (FCR) works to secure grants for the college and its faculty and staff from foundations, corporations and government agencies. This office can help you to identify funding sources, prepare proposals and manage grants once funding has been received.

Comprehensive List of Fellowships and Funding Opportunities – The FCR office has developed a comprehensive list of fellowships and funding opportunities for faculty. The FCR office will consult with faculty about these opportunities, and depending upon the specific details of the fellowship, grant or award, may be able to help with the development of proposals or may suggest other resources for faculty.