9:00AM - 10:00AM: Panel on Internal Support for Research at SMCM
- Part 1 - Provost Wick, Associate Dean Gantz, former and current department chairs Drs. Brodsky and Bailey discuss ways to support faculty and undergraduate research from a college and department perspective.
- Part 2 - Drs. Bailey and Mantell present a new innovative workload model that allows for improved scholarly, creative, and research experiences of students while appropriately compensating faculty mentoring.... "Academic programs of all kinds share a singular challenge: How can we offer exceptional scholarly, creative, and research experiences when we are constrained by resource limitations? In this panel, we discuss how the Psychology Department is working to achieve new curricular outcomes through a quantitative workload approach that enables us to redistribute resources in ways that best fit our pedagogical values. Our cost-neutral strategy increases students' access to high impact academic experiences while improving the way our faculty are compensated for mentoring students" (Aileen Bailey and James Mantell).
10:00AM - Noon: Session on External Funding and Networking Opportunities
Note, this is one 2-hour session with three informal, sequential presentations (~30 minutes each) followed by about 30 minutes for questions from the audience.
- Fulbright Scholars Program (~30 minutes): Dr. Carleen Velez, IIE Fulbright Outreach Specialist, will provide an overview of Fulbright programs popular with SMCM faculty, and offer tips for writing successful fellowship applications.
- Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU)- and National Park Service (NPS)-facilitated research for faculty and students (~30 minutes): Mr. Danny Filer, CESU Research Coordinator will provide an overview of research and funding opportunities afforded us through our partnership with the Chesapeake Watershed CESU Network. In addition, the National Park Service as one of many CESU federal partners will be represented by Dr. Joshua M. Torres. Dr. Torres is the Regional Archaeologist and Supervisor of History and Culture Programs for the National Park Service National Capital Area. The National Capital Area manages 16 National Park Units and 98 historic sites within the Washington DC Metro Area. He will briefly discuss research opportunities that may be of interest to faculty and students specific to archeology, history, and cultural anthropology. In this context there are opportunities for scholars interested in these topics to potentially work on National Park Service related projects through the CESU, as well as independent research, volunteer, and internship opportunities that help support National Capital Area National Park Service programs and parks.
- MD State Arts Council (MSAC) Funding and SMCM as MSAC Folklife Network Hub (~30 minutes): Dr. Chad Buterbaugh, MSAC Director of the MD Traditions program will provide an overview of MSAC funding and the MD Traditions Program. In addition, he will discuss SMCM's new role as the southern MD hub for the MD Folklife Network, a new collaboration to which you can contribute.
Noon - 1:15 PM: Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) Award Presentations and Networking Lunch with Presenters
Please join us to network with all our external speakers and to celebrate the biggest and newest grant getters and all FY19 grant seekers during our lunch celebration. In addition to our speakers, we have invited the executive directors and board members of the Arts Councils for Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's County because they are important collaborators to SMCM as a recently appointed regional hub for the MSAC Folklife Network.
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM: NEH Funding Opportunities and Grant Writing Tips
Dr. Jeff Hardwick, Deputy Director of the NEH Division of Public Programs will lead this afternoon NEH workshop that introduces popular NEH funding opportunities and tips on how to write a successful NEH grant proposal.