Faculty and Staff Announcements

Call for Submissions: CARSCA Fall 2020 Proposals

Submissions are now open for the College Academy of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (CARSCA) competition. The deadline for Fall 2020 proposal submission is Friday, October 30 at 11:59 PM (late proposals or those missing required information will not be accepted). Completed proposals should be emailed to Greg Szulczewski. You will receive an email confirmation of receipt.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Greg Szulczewski at the email address above. Tenured and tenure-track faculty of all A&S departments are encouraged to apply. For more information, click here.

Note about Spring 2020 proposals: Proposals received in the Spring 2020 semester will be reviewed in the Fall 2020 cycle, since the program was paused during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you submitted a proposal in Spring 2020, you do not need to resubmit.

Premier Award Applications Now Open

The University Awards Committee welcomes applications for The University of Alabama’s six Premier Awards, the highest honors given at the Capstone. The University of Alabama established Premier Awards to recognize UA students, faculty, and staff who exemplify the highest standards of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

Nominations are due by November 1, and complete applications are due by November 15. For more information about each award and how to apply, visit the Premier Awards website.

An informational session held with last year’s Bonner Award winner, Quoc Hoang, will be held Thursday, October 22 at 6 p.m. Register for the event here.

Opportunity for Faculty to Build Online Teaching Skills

The College of Continuing Studies will fund 50 faculty members to complete the Quality Matters Teaching Online Certificate, a nationally-recognized program that builds faculty skills in online teaching. It will require serious commitment on the part of the faculty member; earning the certificate involves completing seven workshops over about 11 weeks.  However, participants will build skills around course design, student engagement, and assessment that will provide extraordinary learning experiences for online students. Plus, faculty who complete the certificate program will also receive an additional $500 over the current course development compensation for each course that they develop or update with CCS.

More information, including information about how to enroll in the Teaching Online Certificate through CCS is available on their website.

For more immediate assistance with teaching online, faculty can visit the faculty training resources page, where there is information about resources such as consultations/virtual office hours with the instructional design team, other training events, and on-demand tutorials and resources (including one that the team recently created about tools for student engagement in online settings).