Scholarship Matters is a series of presentations by selected faculty members of the College of the Arts and Humanities (CAH) to exhibit their current research or professional artistic performances.  The CAH Dean’s Office launched Scholarship Matters in Fall 2010 in order to help foster a culture of research and creative activity among tenured and, especially, tenure-track faculty members in the College. The goal of the series is to help create an environment where research and creative activity is supported and facilitated in the hope that faculty will be inspired to pursue worthwhile and compelling projects.   

Scholarship Matters presentations will take place 3-4 times per semester, on Thursday afternoons between 12:30 - 1:20 p.m. Following each presentation there is an informal reception with light hors d'oeuvres. For more information about submitting abstracts for Scholarship Matters, please visit the primary page here.

The Dean’s office regularly offers faculty and departments in the College of Arts & Humanities resources to support vital research/creative projects, travel, conference presentations and other faculty development activities.

A significant part of this continuing effort is the faculty development fund: D.O.S.S.I.E.R. (Deans Office Support Source for Innovative & Emerging Research). Each academic year, DOSSIER endeavors to offer three means of faculty support:

  • Teaching Load Reduction 
  • Research/Creative Stipends/Awards
  • Pre-Tenure Project Development Funding

Load Reductions and Research Stipends are available to all full-time faculty while Pre-Tenure Project Funding is available only to probationary faculty.  Information on availability, timelines and application procedures will be available shortly.

Note: Teaching load reductions cannot be considered in AYs 2012-2014 as the University transitions into a stable 3-3 load for many faculty.

Information and application materials for Summer 2013 now available.