Office of the Dean
Thank you for visiting the webpage of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. This page provides a variety of introductory and supportive materials that will be useful to visitors as well as to the College community of students, faculty, and staff. This is a place where words and pictures describe activities in the College via the current newsletter and other participant contributions. You can see glimpses of our courses in action: in the classroom and laboratory; in the field; during study abroad opportunities; and in community and performance settings.
Another part of the site, The Learner Focus Series, is devoted to academic quality and learner assessment. A discussion and examples of “best practice” course syllabus development are provided in the lead article. This is followed by assessment studies of academic operations, such as student registration; assessment studies in which faculty report on what they include in their course syllabi; and learner assessments in various courses and programs.
We envision this as a rich and evolving part of the Office of the Dean webpage that
will provide tools for faculty: to use as they begin their assessment work; to view
as examples similar to assessments they hope to initiate; and to review as examples
of assessment reports that document a wide spectrum of student growth in the College’s
teaching/learning experience. We expect the public to also be interested in these
assessment reports as a source of accountability information.
Materials on this webpage provide administrative support to College faculty and staff. A section is provided for all of the College handbooks:
We hope you found our webpage useful. Please let us know if there is any other information you would like to see on it.
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Faculty who teach in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences are invited to apply for College Grants. We offer Faculty Conference Grants, Student Conference Grants, and Creative Activity / Scholarly Activity / Research (CSR) Grants. Conference Grants are awarded quarterly, and CSR Grants are awarded each semester. CLASS full-time and part-time Faculty members are allowed to apply for one college conference grant per year.
Faculty Conference Grants are awarded for a maximum of $1,500. Priority is given to presenting at academic conferences. The overall budget for Faculty Travel Grants is $29,000 this year. There will be roughly $7,250 per quarter to award. The application link, which includes more criteria, is below.
Deadlines are on Wednesdays, with deliberations on the Friday of the same week. The deadlines for AY 2022-23 are
Student Conference Grants are generally awarded at a maximum of $1,000 for Graduate Students and $500 for Undergraduates. Again, priority is given for presenting at academic conferences. Either the student or the faculty member may apply, but the student must have a faculty sponsor. The budget for student travel grants is $15,000 this year. There is roughly $3,750 per quarter to award. The application link, which includes more criteria, is below.
Deadlines for Student Travel Grants are the same as Faculty Travel Grants.. The deadlines for AY 2022-23 are
CSR Grants have a maximum award amount of $3,000. These are seed grants intended to either fund small one-time projects or to start fledging projects and help faculty in applications for external funding. The budget for CSR grants is $24,000 this year. There is roughly $12,000 per semester to award.
There are only two deadlines for CSR Grants,
Grant funds are valid for one year.
The Academic Affairs Committee strives to fund all accepted conference presentations for faculty and students.
For questions or more information, please contact the Acting Associate Dean, Dr. Mary Therese Cruz: email@example.com
Communications and Fine Arts