Faculty Development Opportunities

2022-23 Opportunities

The following Allegheny-sponsored faculty development events will be taking place this year. They are also posted in the Faculty Development calendar shown above.

Members of the Allegheny community can ask for an event to be included by emailing the details to Director of Faculty Development Rachel Weir (rweir@allegheny.edu).

Spring 2023

Non-Allegheny Events

If you are interested in other faculty development opportunities, take a look at the lists maintained by Elon University and Kennesaw State University.

Events that may be of particular interest to Allegheny faculty are listed below. Please contact Director of Faculty Development Rachel Weir (rweir@allegheny.edu) if you would like an item to be added to this list.

Spring 2023

Summer 2023

  • May 30 – June 2What Works virtual conference, Kenyon College

Fall 2022

Fall Educator Resource Institute (ERI)

The Fall ERI is a one day event that typically takes place during the week prior to the first day of classes. During the ERI, a variety of tools, ideas, and resources are presented in workshops and plenary sessions. The ERI is open to all faculty, staff, and administrators. Please contact the Director of Faculty Development or the FS Leadership Team if you have an idea for a session.Materials from previous ERIs can be found via the following links:

On-Campus Opportunities

Regularly offered opportunities open to all faculty include:

  • 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
  • Teaching Circles
    • 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

Spring Educator Resource Institute (ERI)

The Spring ERI is a one day event that typically takes place the day after spring grades are due. During the ERI, a variety of tools, ideas, and resources are presented in workshops and plenary sessions. The ERI is open to all faculty, staff, and administrators. Please contact the Director of Faculty Development or the FS Leadership Team if you have an idea for a session. Materials from previous ERIs can be found via the following links:

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. See this page for more information.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Off-Campus 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: