College Scholar Application

Purpose:  To showcase faculty excellence in research fields that go beyond the classroom to make scholarly contributions to knowledge within the professor’s academic discipline; in particular:
All applicants must demonstrate evidence of expertise within their academic disciplines relevant to the topic being proposed
These may include publications or articles about the faculty member’s work in refereed journals, international, national, or regional recognition, or other venues
Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation from scholars outside of JCCC who can testify to the significance of their research in their larger academic discipline
Available to:  All faculty members (successful applicants must wait one year before applying again, and must apply with a different topic)
Nomination/Application:  College Scholars Program
Submit to:  Staff and Organizational Development GEB 275, Box 43
Deadline:     April 11
Approval:     Review by the College Scholars committee,  who may weigh factors such as general interest, timeliness, relevance of topic, and representational qualities of the presentations in totality in making its decision.
Recipients must deliver two presentations, both of which must deliver information or research-in-progress beyond the normal pedagogical content of a JCCC course:
One evening lecture in which the topic is tailored for a general audience
One daytime presentation tailored for students, faculty, and staff
Recipients  must either visit two classes as an invited guest, or lead a faculty seminar/colloquium in consultation with Staff and Organizational Development
The public presentations and class visits (or faculty seminar) should focus on a topical theme to be explained in the application
Recipients  are expected to help promote their presentations, arrange for their own class visits, and work with the College Scholars committee to coordinate all other details, with assistance from the Staff and Organizational Development department
Each recipient will receive a total award of $2000 (if the applicant can prove financial need related to the completion of the project, half will be awarded at the end of the spring semester, the other after the applicant has completed his/her presentations)
Plaque and recognition at the Annual Awards Luncheon for up to four (4) annual recipients
Recipients must participate on the College Scholars committee during the following program cycle
Funding Source:  Staff & Organizational Development Budget
Additional Information:  Staff and Organizational Development, or ext. 7654 
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