Curriculum development grant deadline extended

Curriculum development grant deadline extended to Dec. 2

The Luann Dummer Center for Women offers an annual award to a faculty member to develop a course that focuses on women. Both undergraduate and graduate faculty members are invited to apply for this grant.

For the 2005-2006 academic year, the curriculum development grant was awarded to Dr. Lorina Quartarone of the Modern and Classical Studies Department for her proposal, Perceptions of Gender in Classical Antiquity: Or Wives, Witches and Wenches.

Preferably the grant will provide a course release for the faculty member, although applications for other kinds of support also will be considered.

Because the center is interested in supporting significant curriculum development, preference will be given to proposals for courses that are likely to become permanent and to be offered on a regular basis.

Undergraduate courses also will be expected to meet the criteria for inclusion in the women's studies listing, and faculty developing such courses are encouraged to submit those courses to the Women's Studies Committee for review.

All faculty who receive this grant will provide an evaluative report at the end of the grant period describing the course and its contribution to the curriculum, its enrollment, degree of success and its status in receiving approval as a permanent course.

In reviewing proposals, the LDCW Advisory Board will give preference to applications that create new courses, though applications to revise existing courses in accordance with new theoretical approaches or to incorporate in new ways material related to women also will be considered. Proposals in areas of study that do not currently offer women-focused courses especially are encouraged.

For application instructions, see the Luann Dummer Center for Women Web site.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Debra Petersen, Luann Dummer Center for Women, (651) 962-6118.