PROVOST INITIATIVES

The Office of the Provost has announced the funding of the following initiatives. The funded initiatives support faculty mentoring, support new community engaged research partnerships in response to identfied community needs or new initiatives that will advance diversity, equity and inclusion.

Faculty Success Program

The Office of the Provost will provide selected faculty members (up to four annually) with an opportunity to participate in in the “Faculty Success Program,” a 12-week intensive mentoring experience offered as an online program through the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. The program is offered each spring term and is designed to equip faculty with the skills and strategies necessary to increase research productivity, promote effective time management, and maximize work-life balance.

All full-time assistant and associate professors are eligible to apply (women and minority applicants are especially encouraged). The Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs will annually solicit applications for the spring program (due by October 2) and summer or fall program (due by March 15). To apply please submit the linked application.

For more information on the Faculty Success Program, please visit: NCFDD website

Community Engaged Research Partnership Development Grant

The Office of the Provost and the Office of Community Engagement invites applicants to seek funding for the Community Engaged Research Partnership Development Grant. This grant will provide a stipend to a faculty member and community organization to forge a new community engaged research partnership that produces a research pilot project in response to a mutually-identified community need. The purpose of this stipend is to expand the number of bi-directional, community engaged research partnerships. Submitted projects should include a predetermined faculty member/community partner in Milwaukee County, and respond to one of the following key community issues: health, education, incarceration, and/or poverty. 

Faculty are eligible to apply.  The Executive Director of the Office of Community Engagement, will solicit applications with a deadline of March 26, 2018. To apply please submit the linked application.

Faculty Diversity Fellowship Program

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion is developing a new initiative designed to provide support for Marquette University faculty to explore their own ideas that might lead to new initiatives that will advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at the university.   One individual annually will be selected for a two-year appointment as part of the Faculty Diversity Fellowship Program.  Fellows will receive one course release per year, pending departmental and college approval, and a small budget to support travel to visit other campuses and attend relevant conferences in support of information gathering and idea development. 

Submitted projects should contribute to a diverse learning environment at Marquette (curriculum or course design, or co-curricular activities), or broaden access for students who are historically underrepresented in departments, disciplines, or university (student recruitment, faculty-student engagement in research or inclusive programming). 

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion is especially interested in projects that have external funding potential or be financially self-sustaining in the long-term. 

All full-time faculty are eligible to apply (women and minority applicants are especially encouraged). The Executive Director for Diversity and Inclusion will solicit applications with a deadline of April 2, 2018. To apply please submit the linked application.