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Course Development Grants Available for Faculty

By Upstate Institute on May 5, 2014

Colgate’s Dean of the Faculty office announces the availability of a new course development grant program that promotes civic and/or community-based education in our curriculum. Beginning in 2014-2015, faculty may apply for one or more course development grants offered by the Upstate Institute, the Max Shacknai Center for Outreach, Volunteerism and Education (COVE), and the Center for Learning, Teaching and Research, in partnership with the Office of the Dean of the Faculty. These grants will be payable as a stipend to faculty members who are developing a course that fits the objectives as outlined by each sponsoring program. In addition, faculty may propose a budget to the sponsoring program for funds that will be used while the course is being taught.

Faculty at any level may apply for these opportunities. The course may be new or a substantial redesign of a course the faculty member has already taught. Each sponsoring program will provide a unique application for funding through their office along with a description of the goals that each program has for the courses that will be taught, on which applications will be evaluated. All applications will require a course description and a statement concerning how the course relates to or enhances the program’s mission. Applications should also include a budget to be used during the class which conforms to the guidelines as set forth by Colgate’s Research Council (available at the Funding Opportunities website).  All applications will require the signature of a department or program chair and the division director before submission.

By accepting the grant, the faculty member is expected to teach the course that was developed two times in the following four academic years. Faculty will also be expected to share the results of their course development work with others through various media as outlined by each sponsoring program, and should be prepared to work with the sponsoring program on a plan for course assessment.

 


Chris Henke named Burke Chair, 2013-2014

By Upstate Institute on March 20, 2013

 

Chris Henke instructing students in his food course at a local farm

Chris Henke, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology

Christopher Henke, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, has been named the Gretchen Hoadley Burke ’81 Endowed Chair in Regional Studies, for one year, beginning July 1, 2013. Read more


Godwin to lecture on Spirit House book

By Upstate Institute on September 27, 2012

Spirit House book coverJoscelyn Godwin, the author of The Spirit House, or Brown’s Free Hall, in Georgetown, New York will present a lecture entitled “Upstate Cauldron: From Smith’s Golden Plates to Brown’s Spirit House” on Tuesday, September 25th at 4:30 pm in the Robert Ho Lecture Room. Lawrence 105. Read more


Upstate Institute funds two faculty projects on the region

By Upstate Institute on April 9, 2012

The Upstate Institute announces the award of grants to support faculty scholarship on, or directly pertaining to, the upstate region of New York. The Upstate Institute serves to promote scholarly research that relates to the region’s social, economic, environmental, and cultural assets. Institute projects promote community collaboration and civic engagement through the creation of knowledge and enhance community capacity throughout the region. Read more


Upstate Research Symposium features faculty and student work

By Upstate Institute on April 1, 2012
Presenter addresses an audience.

Research Symposium Features Faculty & Student Work

The Upstate Institute hosted a series of presentations by several faculty members who have conducted projects funded by the Upstate Institute Faculty Research Program at the Colgate Bookstore on March 31. The Upstate Institute encourages faculty scholarship on or pertaining to the Upstate region by providing for the costs of research. Faculty submit proposals each January for research on topics related to the broad region of upstate New York. Read more


Godwin published book on Spirit House

By Upstate Institute on October 31, 2011
Joscelyn Godwin

Joscelyn Godwin, Professor of Music at Colgate University

The Upstate Institute has published The Spirit House, or Brown’s Free Hall, in Georgetown, New York by Joscelyn Godwin. The Spirit House is the Upstate Institute’s first publications, and tells the story of the house built by spiritualist Timothy G. Brown in the mid 1860s in Georgetown, following a design that Brown believed was given to him from the spirit world. The building is noted for its unusual architecture, and is still standing.  Read more


Judith Wellman named Burke Chair 2011-2012

By Upstate Institute on July 1, 2011
Judith Wellman

Judith Wellman, Professor Emerita at State University of New York at Oswego and Principal Investigator at Historical New York Research Associates

Judith Wellman held the Burke Chair in 2011-2012. Wellman is Professor Emerita at State University of New York at Oswego and Principal Investigator at Historical New York Research Associates. She has more than 30 years of experience in research, teaching, cultural resource surveys, and grants administration in U.S. history, women’s history, local history, Underground Railroad history, and historic preservation. She is also the author of The Road to Seneca Falls: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the First Woman’s Rights Convention, published in 2004.

Judith Wellman’s full profile

 


Faculty research awards announced

By Upstate Institute on March 23, 2011

The Upstate Institute announces the award of grants to support faculty scholarship on, or directly pertaining to, the upstate region of New York. The Upstate Institute serves to promote scholarly research that relates to the region’s social, economic, environmental, and cultural assets. Institute projects promote community collaboration and civic engagement through the creation of knowledge and enhance community capacity throughout the region. Faculty receiving an award will share their research at the Upstate Institute Research Symposium during the 2011-2012 academic year. Read more


Faculty research RFP now available

By Upstate Institute on November 2, 2010

The Upstate Institute seeks to encourage Colgate faculty from all academic departments and programs to propose scholarship on, or directly pertaining to, the upstate region of New York. The Institute hopes to make several awards for faculty research, development of a research symposium, and scholarly collaborations to be implemented in the 2011-2012 academic year.

More information and application guidelines are available on the Faculty Research section of our website.


Catherine Cardelús: Above and Belowground Responses to Acid Rain Mitigation in Adirondack State Park

By Upstate Institute on January 1, 2010
Professor Catherine Cardelus

Catherine Cardelus

The following is a faculty research project supported by the Upstate Institute:

Catherine Cardelús, Assistant Professor of Biology

Professor Cardelús received funds for “Above and Belowground Responses to Acid Rain Mitigation in Adirondack State Park.” She will work with a team of students to examine the effect of calcium addition on forest nutrient recovery to learn whether “liming” might be a potentially effective mitigation strategy to fight the effects of acid rain in the Adirondack Park. She and her students will collect leaf litter and measure tree growth several times during the coming year at four established test plots near Webb, New York. They hope to learn whether limed plots have more available nitrogen, and whether plants in those plots retain their leaves significantly longer and are therefore more productive.

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