Faculty Development Seminars
The Faculty Development Seminars in the Humanities enable an individual tenured faculty member or a team of two tenured faculty members to lead a seminar on a topic of broad interest across the humanities.
Designed to enhance the quality of humanities research at UW-Madison and to promote sustained collaboration and dialogue across disciplinary lines, the Center for the Humanities and Institute for Research in the Humanities (with major support from the Office of the Dean of the College of Letters & Science) inaugurated Faculty Development Seminars in the Humanities in the spring of 2007. The seminar leaders receive a course release for directing a seminar of other faculty members who meet ten times during a semester in two-hour sessions. Their department will receive funds for a replacement lecturer. The Faculty Development Seminar program provides research funds of $500 for ten faculty members to participate in the seminar. Seminar leaders and participants will be chosen by a selection committee. This initiative is funded by the Office of the Dean of the College of Letters & Science, the Center for the Humanities, and the Institute for Research in the Humanities.