2016-2017 Team-Teaching Stipends (Department Chair Recommender)

  • Application Deadline: January 30, 2017
    Instructions: This form should be completed by the department chairs. If you are not a department chair, please return to the award competition page to choose the correct form.
    This program is designed to foster creative and dynamic teaching across humanistic disciplines and departments, in the interest of generating innovative new courses and teaching formats. We will consider proposals from two faculty members with different areas of expertise within the same department, however preference will be given to those proposals which bring together colleagues and, ideally, students from different departments, disciplines, and schools. Existing courses may be used for the team-taught initiative, or new courses may be proposed, either to be cross-listed in different departments and/or schools. Funded courses will be offered in spring or fall of the following year.

    All full-time faculty in the humanities and arts at NYU.

    Course load

    Faculty members must consult with their department chairs regarding their intent to apply. It is expected that the proposed course will be offered during spring or fall of the following year, and will count as one full course toward their normal teaching load for that semester. Chairs should write a brief letter in support of the proposal and indicate their departments’ willingness to assign the faculty members in this manner during that semester.

    Selection criteria
    Successful proposals will both draw on and reflect the disciplinary and research interests of the two faculty members and address either a wide-ranging problem in the humanities or the interface between humanistic and artistic or cultural inquiry.

    Review process
    Stipends will be awarded by the NYU Center for the Humanities Advisory Board, composed of senior faculty and administrators appointed by the Provost, based on review of the applications.

    The total award amount is $4,000:

    $2,000 is made available for course development during the summer preceding the grant year. Funds may be spent on any reasonable expense that is directly related to the course, such as: the purchase of materials (books, journals, videos, cd’s, etc.), xeroxing fees, website development, and student researcher salary and fringe. The latter expenditure is encouraged.

    $2,000 is reserved for course implementation (field trips, guest speakers, technology services, etc.).

    Each team will be asked to provide a written assessment of their experience no later than two months following the end of the semester during which the course was taught. Stipend recipients may also be invited to present their findings during one of the weekly lunch meetings of the NYU Center for the Humanities Fellows. (They will be welcome to attend all Fellows’ meetings during their award year, generally held on Tuesdays, from 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.)

  • 1. Department Chair Information

  • 2. Application Information (First Faculty Member)

  • 3. Application Information (Second Faculty Member)

  • 4. Upload Letter of Support

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