Rowlett Faculty Development Program
The Rowlett Faculty Development Program honors Dr. John Rowlett whose exceptional career at EKU spanned 42 years (1951-1993). Dr. Rowlett championed the well-prepared teacher who nurtured creativity and encouraged curiosity. Dr. Rowlett's deep and abiding interest lay in the faculty, especially in improving their “quality of instruction.”
What is a Rowlett Faculty Development Grant?
The Rowlett Faculty Development Program was created to continue Dr. Rowlett's work in supporting faculty members whose primary mission is teaching. The program is administered by the Teaching & Learning Center with direction from the Society of Foundation Professors. Rowlett Faculty Development Grants up to $3000 are competitively awarded based on the review and recommendations of a committee of EKU Foundation Professors appointed by the Teaching & Learning Center.
Who can apply for a Rowlett Faculty Development Grant?
Grants are awarded only to full-time, tenured faculty members. Foundation professors, non-tenured faculty, visiting faculty, part-time/adjunct faculty, lecturers, professional librarians, and administrative staff holding faculty rank are not eligible to apply. The Program's highest funding priority is to provide assistance for tenured faculty to pursue activities that will enhance their quality of instruction.
What types of grants does the Rowlett Faculty Development Program fund?
Funding may be requested for projects of any nature that will enhance the faculty member's quality of instruction. The Grant program does not support academic degree work, institutional research (research that represents a self-study of a department, college, or an academic program, etc.), or proposals that emphasize student recruitment as a primary focus.
A poster presenting the results of the project will be displayed at the Induction Banquet of the Foundation Professor in the year following the funded project.