Office of the President
has announced the first annual USEMS Sabbatical Fellowships, a
new faculty honor to be given this spring to two members of the
fellowships will be named for University alumni Thomas I. Storrs
of Charlotte, N.C., and Dennis J. Shaughnessy of Baltimore, Md.,
in acknowledgement of their support for the program.
winners, who will be selected through a competitive application
process of full-time faculty who have taught at least one University
Seminar (USEM) between fall 1996 and the present, will be granted
a semester's sabbatical research leave at full pay. During the
sabbatical, they will be expected to pursue a research project
aimed at producing a publishable work that also can be the subject
of a USEM the following semester. The Shaughnessy Fellowship will
be awarded to a candidate whose work focuses on innovative uses
of new technologies.
application deadline is April 17, and winners will be notified
by the end of April.
Seminars -- small classes taught by prominent faculty members
-- were designed to give first-year students the opportunity to
develop critical-thinking skills and explore new ideas in an environment
that encourages interactive learning and intensive discussion.
"University Seminars grew out of the belief that we educate
students best when we allow them close intellectual engagement
with faculty and fellow students. At its best, the program has
brought first-year students into partnerships with faculty who
teach them the issues and excitement of scholarship," said
University President John T. Casteen III. "These two awards
will promote faculty scholarship that nourishes such academic
encounters and, in the process, will bring dynamic new technologies
and techniques into the classroom."
For more information, contact Barbara Nolan, vice provost for
instructional development and innovation, Office
of the Vice President and Provost, Madison Hall.