Four faculty retreats focused on the best pedagogical practices for instilling capacities essential for success both within academia and in the world beyond — project management, collaborative research and writing, public presentation, communication in a variety of media and for multiple audiences, digital and quantitative literacy, and teaching the humanities at all levels. Will include faculty from neighboring institutions. Registration for the fall 2020 will open in summer 2020.
Support for humanities faculty to undertake course work in other departments or schools or at other institutions, as relevant to new, innovative teaching strategies. Ideally the new skills or learning will enhance collaborative teaching and research involving humanities scholars and their counterparts in other disciplines and will help build new capacities in one or more of the following: quantitative and digital skills, collaboration, writing for multiple audiences, public presentation, project management, and humanities pedagogy beyond the research university. The next competition deadline will be in the fall 2020 semester.
Two types of grants: Standard grants (up to $7500) support curricular innovation by one faculty member and bridge grants ($10,000 to $20,000) support interdisciplinary and/or inter-institutional teams of two to four faculty interested in teaching across academic boundaries. The “bridge grants” can be used to support collaboration between programs, departments and schools at Washington University, as well as between humanities departments at Washington University and neighboring institutions (universities, community colleges, museums, secondary schools, etc.). The next competition deadline will be in the fall 2020 semester.
Three vertically organized studiolab communities for humanities research and collaboration. The humanities studiolab draws inspiration from both the studio and the laboratory as pedagogical spaces. Organized by two or more faculty members, the studiolab’s participants — a humanities scholar-inresidence, a two-year pre-doc/post-doc fellow, and an interdisciplinary cohort of graduate students — work and (if personal situations allow) live together in the newly renovated Lewis Center. The next competition deadline will be in the fall 2020 semester.