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Networking: Collaborative Arts Research Initiative

The Collaborative Arts Research Initiative (CARI) is an interdisciplinary, arts-focused research engine driven by the interests of faculty from across the University. By facilitating collaborations across disciplines, CARI maximizes the impact of faculty arts research, while enriching the University, local, and regional communities.

This speed networking session seeks to assist UA faculty interested in pursuing collaborative arts research. We invite UA faculty members from a wide range of disciplines to participate in a discussion of ongoing projects, potential funding sources, and next steps toward forming collaborative teams and structuring projects. We encourage faculty with active research projects as well as those with interest in future projects to participate in this networking opportunity.

Speed Networking is a fun and fast-paced way to bring together faculty researchers from different disciplines who otherwise might not meet. The goal is to provide a structured format in which researchers can explore new partnerships outside their usual group of collaborators, discuss research expertise, spark new approaches, and evaluate the potential for future collaboration.

What is Arts Research?

“Arts research includes humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences-driven research about and through the arts.” (a2ru Insights)

Attached are selected descriptions of arts research projects being pursued by CARI’s nine Faculty Fellows, including collaborations between dance and physics, history and sculpture, and music and geology.

Registration: Due to the complexity of networking sessions, registration is requested by March 27, 2020. Faculty interested who are unable to attend the session should email Angie Shotts for additional information. To register, go to https://uaosp.formstack.com/forms/researchdevelopment_workshop.

Date:                           Friday, April 10, 2020

Time:                          11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Location:                    Maxwell Hall; 420 Stadium Drive


Blount Scholars Program Accepting Proposals to Teach in 2020-2021

The Blount Scholars Program is accepting proposals to teach in Blount in the 2020-2021 academic year.

Blount offers faculty members the opportunity to teach in classes that offer:

  • Small classes (15 for first-year Foundations survey, 12 for seminars)
  • Excellent Students (no brag, just fact—ask anyone who’s taught in the program).  They’re a pleasure to teach and the kind you want to recruit for your department’s major.
  • Cash
    • $4000/course to you for an overload (may be taken as supplemental salary or research funds)
    • $PTI sum to your department for in-load teaching (must be cleared with your chair)

Documents of Interest:

Interested faculty should go to https://blount.as.ua.edu/teaching-proposals/ and provide the information solicited.