The conductor and grand pianist are in the foreground of this image of a symphony orchestra.

Apply for CFR PREP program any time

Red hardcover book gutter with sewn pages flipping through the air ready for browsing. The cover has a shiny, plastic texture.

The University Senate Committee on Faculty Research (CFR) invites Miami University’s tenure-eligible and tenured faculty (including librarians holding the M.S.L.S. degree or equivalent) to apply for support from the Publication, Reprint, Exhibition, and Performance (PREP) Costs program. The PREP program provides reimbursement up to $500 for the following:

  • Journal page charges
  • Book publication
  • Article or book chapter reprint costs
  • Exhibition or performance costs
  • Performance or composition costs

Applications to this program may be made at any time.  Reimbursement is limited to $500 per faculty member per academic year.

Before applying for PREP program reimbursement, please read the program guidelines carefully.

Questions about the program may be directed to OARS or to Dr. Martin Johnson, 2016-2017 CFR Chair (513-785-3273).

 

About CFR

CFR is charged with supporting and encouraging the development of research and creative activity at Miami University.  In carrying out this charge, the CFR administers programs that support and celebrate faculty research and creative activities. Application to these programs is made through OARS.  Guidelines for all CFR programs — including detailed information, eligibility criteria, and application procedures — are available on the OARS website.


Orchestra photo by Miami University Photo Services.  Photo of book by Horia Varlan via Flickr, used under Creative Commons license.

The conductor and grand pianist are in the foreground of this image of a symphony orchestra.

Apply for CFR PREP program any time

Red hardcover book gutter with sewn pages flipping through the air ready for browsing. The cover has a shiny, plastic texture.

The University Senate Committee on Faculty Research (CFR) invites Miami University’s tenure-eligible and tenured faculty (including librarians holding the M.S.L.S. degree or equivalent) to apply for support from the Publication, Reprint, Exhibition, and Performance (PREP) Costs program. The PREP program provides reimbursement up to $500 for the following:

  • Journal page charges
  • Book publication
  • Article or book chapter reprint costs
  • Exhibition or performance costs
  • Performance or composition costs

Applications to this program may be made at any time.  Reimbursement is limited to $500 per faculty member per academic year.

Before applying for PREP program reimbursement, please read the program guidelines carefully.

Questions about the program may be directed to OARS or to Dr. Martin Johnson, 2014-2015 CFR Chair (513-785-3273).

 

About CFR

CFR is charged with supporting and encouraging the development of research and creative activity at Miami University.  In carrying out this charge, the CFR administers programs that support and celebrate faculty research and creative activities. Application to these programs is made through OARS.  Guidelines for all CFR programs — including detailed information, eligibility criteria, and application procedures — are available on the OARS website.


Orchestra photo by Miami University Photo Services.  Book photo by Horia Varlan via Flickr, used under Creative Commons license.

Gold trophies with red ribbons tied to their handles are lined up awaiting distribution at an awards ceremony.

Nominate colleagues for Distinguished/Junior Scholar Awards through March 7, 2016

 

Four blue ribbons reading "FIRST" hang on a piece of cardboard in the background. In the foreground, a smallish gold trophy and part of a large silver trophy are visible.

The University Senate Committee on Faculty Research (CFR) invites Miami University faculty to nominate tenure-eligible and tenured colleagues (including librarians holding the M.S.L.S. degree or equivalent) for Distinguished Scholar and Junior Faculty Scholar Awards. These annual awards celebrate the accomplishment of outstanding Miami researchers and scholars.

Nomination letters are important in the evaluation process and should include:

  • A perspective on the contribution of the candidate to his/her field that is understandable to the non-specialist,
  • Information on the importance/impact of the candidate’s contribution on the national/international level (also understandable to the non-specialist) and
  • Mention of the nominee’s particularly acclaimed works, professional recognition, honors, and leadership roles.

The deadline for nominations is 5:00pm on Monday, March 7, 2016.

Before nominating a deserving colleague, please read the program guidelines carefully.

Questions about the program may be directed to OARS or to Dr. Martin Johnson, 2015-2016 CFR Chair (513-785-3273).

 

About CFR

CFR is charged with supporting and encouraging the development of research and creative activity at Miami University.  In carrying out this charge, the CFR administers programs that support and celebrate faculty research and creative activities. Application to these programs is made through OARS.  Guidelines for all CFR programs — including detailed information, eligibility criteria, and application procedures — are available on the OARS website.

Trophy photo by Snap® via Flickr.  First place ribbons photo by Kevin T. Houle via Flickr.  Both used under Creative Commons license.

The conductor and grand pianist are in the foreground of this image of a symphony orchestra.

Apply for CFR PREP program any time

Red hardcover book gutter with sewn pages flipping through the air ready for browsing. The cover has a shiny, plastic texture.

The University Senate Committee on Faculty Research (CFR) invites Miami University’s tenure-eligible and tenured faculty (including librarians holding the M.S.L.S. degree or equivalent) to apply for support from the Publication, Reprint, Exhibition, and Performance (PREP) Costs program. The PREP program provides reimbursement up to $500 for the following:

  • Journal page charges
  • Book publication
  • Article or book chapter reprint costs
  • Exhibition or performance costs
  • Performance or composition costs

Applications to this program may be made at any time.  Reimbursement is limited to $500 per faculty member per academic year.

Before applying for PREP program reimbursement, please read the program guidelines carefully.

Questions about the program may be directed to OARS or to Dr. Martin Johnson, 2015-2016 CFR Chair (513-785-3273).

 

About CFR

CFR is charged with supporting and encouraging the development of research and creative activity at Miami University.  In carrying out this charge, the CFR administers programs that support and celebrate faculty research and creative activities. Application to these programs is made through OARS.  Guidelines for all CFR programs — including detailed information, eligibility criteria, and application procedures — are available on the OARS website.


Symphony orchestra photo by Miami University Photo Services.  Book photo by Horia Varlan via Flickr, used under Creative Commons license.

In front of a red brick building, a lamppost bears a sign for McGuffey Hall.

College of Education, Health and Society receives funding for new STEM scholarship program

A woman holding a microphone addresses an audience. Behind her on the stage are four other people.

Select teacher education majors from Miami University will soon get a chance to become highly qualified science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers while also learning how to be culturally responsive in a multicultural environment.

The National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Scholarship Program has selected a team of experts in the College of Education, Health and Society to receive funding for their idea that will help undergraduate and graduate STEM majors, STEM professionals and STEM teacher education majors gain the skills necessary to teach in ethnically and culturally diverse communities.

“Our goal is to use this funding to create a STEM teacher education scholarship program that will not only impart knowledge, but expose students to the experiences they will have in urban communities so they can be culturally responsive in any situation,” says Nazan Bautista, the primary investigator and a science educator in Miami’s College of Education, Health and Society.

She, along with co-primary investigators Jeff Wanko in the College of Education, Health and Society (EHS), Tammy Schwartz in the Urban Teaching Cohort (UTC) program, and Ellen Yezierski and Jennifer Blue in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Miami University have been awarded $74,956 to begin building their project, Building Capacity for Miami Robert Noyce Scholars.

This award is the first in a series of steps that will help the team move forward on program designs geared toward attracting and retaining aspiring STEM teachers committed to a high-needs local school district for two years after graduation. Among these attractions will be scholarship opportunities and stipend options for talented STEM undergraduates and STEM career professionals to pursue secondary teacher certification (Grades 7-12) in either science or mathematics at Miami. The project team will also develop a mentoring and professional development program supporting teacher candidates during the initial years of their full-time teaching.

“This capacity building proposal for the MU-Noyce Scholars project is well designed [and] represents a novel approach to STEM teacher preparation in urban settings including the emphasis on culturally responsive teaching and immersion in field experiences beginning after the freshman year,” wrote a National Science Foundation reviewer.

Miami’s team of experts hopes their project will provide a model for STEM teacher education programs in other institutions. Their goal is to prepare teachers who understand the characteristics and contributions of different ethnic groups, incorporate diverse content into their curriculums, and understand how different ethnic communication styles reflect cultural values and shape learning behavior. All this, they believe, should be done responsibly while realizing the intellectual potential of a diverse student classroom and spreading that idea to others.

Written by Andrea Rahtz, College of Education, Health, & Society, Miami University. Originally appeared as a Campus News story on Miami University’s website.

Photo of McGuffey Hall by Scott Kissell, Miami University News & Communications. Photo of CEHS Urban Teaching Series panel by Jeff Sabo, Miami University News & Communications.

 

The conductor and grand pianist are in the foreground of this image of a symphony orchestra.

Apply for CFR PREP program any time

Red hardcover book gutter with sewn pages flipping through the air ready for browsing. The cover has a shiny, plastic texture.

The University Senate Committee on Faculty Research (CFR) invites Miami University’s tenure-eligible and tenured faculty (including librarians holding the M.S.L.S. degree or equivalent) to apply for support from the Publication, Reprint, Exhibition, and Performance (PREP) Costs program. The PREP program provides reimbursement up to $500 for the following:

  • Journal page charges
  • Book publication
  • Article or book chapter reprint costs
  • Exhibition or performance costs
  • Performance or composition costs

Applications to this program may be made at any time.  Reimbursement is limited to $500 per faculty member per academic year.

Before applying for PREP program reimbursement, please read the program guidelines carefully.

Questions about the program may be directed to OARS or to Dr. Martin Johnson, 2014-2015 CFR Chair (513-785-3273).

 

About CFR

CFR is charged with supporting and encouraging the development of research and creative activity at Miami University.  In carrying out this charge, the CFR administers programs that support and celebrate faculty research and creative activities. Application to these programs is made through OARS.  Guidelines for all CFR programs — including detailed information, eligibility criteria, and application procedures — are available on the OARS website.

Featured photo by Miami University Photo Services.  Other photo by Horia Varlan via Flickr, used under Creative Commons license.

A man standing in profile and wearing a dark suit and red necktie is in the right of the frame. He's talking to a man who is facing the camera and wearing a steel grey suit. Both men are smiling. In the background are various other reception attendees.

Humanities Center awarded $500,000 NEH Challenge Grant

Logo of the National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the Miami University Humanities Center a $500,000 Challenge Grant.

Miami is one of only five institutions of higher education, and 16 organizations nationwide, to receive a challenge grant this year.

The award will ensure the center’s long-term viability and support innovative cross-disciplinary collaborations among humanities scholars and students at Miami.

It commits the university to raising $1.5 million over the next five years as part of a new $2 million endowment for the Humanities Center.

“This is the most prestigious award offered by the nation’s premiere humanities institution,” said Timothy Melley, director of the Humanities Center and professor of English. “We could not have a better endorsement of our existing programs and our vision for the future.”

In addition to sustaining the center’s existing programs, the NEH award will fund three new programs: a Humanities Teaching Lab, a Faculty Research Collective and a Research Apprenticeship Program in which students will work closely with faculty on high-level research projects. “Unlike many centers, we see the development of students as a critical part of our mission,” Melley said.

The center was inaugurated in 2009 with a generous gift from Miami alumnus John W. Altman (Miami ’60). Altman, who has supported the humanities at Miami for more than 20 years, said “Professor Melley’s leadership team continues to create outstanding interdisciplinary opportunities in the humanities for our students, faculty and all Miami stakeholders as evidenced by this large vote of confidence from the NEH. As ongoing supporters of the humanities at Miami, we could not be prouder of our ‘return on investment.’”

The center currently offers numerous programs for cross-disciplinary collaboration, undergraduate research and public inquiry. An external review of the center recently called its largest initiative, the Altman Fellows Program, “one of the best imagined, designed and run initiatives at any university in the world.”

Phyllis Callahan, dean of the College of Arts and Science, said, “our Humanities Center embodies Miami’s deep commitment to liberal arts education.”

“Our approach has been, ‘If you build it, they will come,’” Melley said. “With limited resources in the center’s early years, we have demonstrated the value of interdisciplinary humanities approaches to the urgent questions facing us today. We are thrilled to have the NEH support our work.”

Written by Susan Meikle, University News Writer/Editor, University Communications & Marketing, Miami University.  Originally appeared as a “Top Story” on Miami University’s News and Events website.  Re-used here with permission.

Photo of Miami University President David Hodge and Humanities Center Director Tim Melley by Jeff Sabo, Photo Services, Miami University.

Gold trophies with red ribbons tied to their handles are lined up awaiting distribution at an awards ceremony.

Nominate colleagues for Distinguished/Junior Scholar Awards through March 2, 2015

 

Four blue ribbons reading "FIRST" hang on a piece of cardboard in the background. In the foreground, a smallish gold trophy and part of a large silver trophy are visible.

The University Senate Committee on Faculty Research (CFR) invites Miami University faculty to nominate tenure-eligible and tenured colleagues (including librarians holding the M.S.L.S. degree or equivalent) for Distinguished Scholar and Junior Faculty Scholar Awards. These annual awards celebrate the accomplishment of outstanding Miami researchers and scholars.

Nomination letters are important in the evaluation process and should include:

  • A perspective on the contribution of the candidate to his/her field that is understandable to the non-specialist,
  • Information on the importance/impact of the candidate’s contribution on the national/international level (also understandable to the non-specialist) and
  • Mention of the nominee’s particularly acclaimed works, professional recognition, honors, and leadership roles.

The deadline for nominations is 5:00pm on Monday, March 2, 2015.

Before nominating a deserving colleague, please read the program guidelines carefully.

Questions about the program may be directed to OARS or to Dr. Martin Johnson, 2014-2015 CFR Chair (513-785-3273).

 

About CFR

CFR is charged with supporting and encouraging the development of research and creative activity at Miami University.  In carrying out this charge, the CFR administers programs that support and celebrate faculty research and creative activities. Application to these programs is made through OARS.  Guidelines for all CFR programs — including detailed information, eligibility criteria, and application procedures — are available on the OARS website.

Featured photo (left) by Snap® via Flickr.  Photo (above) by Kevin T. Houle via Flickr.  Both used under Creative Commons license.

A dollar sign with three vertical lines is carved in the center of a circle, which is placed on top of two other concentric circles. All are carved in rustic-looking wood.

Apply for CFR Faculty Research Grants through October 17, 2014

An rustic, old wood building nestled among the trees. Sign on the front of the building reads "Office of the Grant Well."

The University Senate Committee on Faculty Research (CFR) invites Miami University’s tenure-eligible and tenured faculty (including librarians holding the M.S.L.S. degree or equivalent) to apply for support from the Faculty Research Grants program. The Committee encourages proposals from all disciplines and campuses at Miami University.

Faculty Research Grants proposals should:

  • Address new avenues of research and scholarship, either for the investigator or for the institution,
  • Initiatie new projects and pilot studies, or
  • Test novel or transformative research/creative ideas.

The deadline for applying for this program is 5:00pm on Friday, October 17, 2014. Awards are generally announced in early November.

Before applying for a Faculty Research Grant, please read the program guidelines carefully.

Questions about the program may be directed to OARS or to Dr. Martin Johnson, 2014-2015 CFR Chair (513-785-3273).

 

About CFR

CFR is charged with supporting and encouraging the development of research and creative activity at Miami University.  In carrying out this charge, the CFR administers programs that support and celebrate faculty research and creative activities. Application to these programs is made through OARS.  Guidelines for all CFR programs — including detailed information, eligibility criteria, and application procedures — are available on the OARS website.

Featured photo by Peter Kirkeskov Rasmussen via Flickr. Other photo by Trey Ratcliff via Flickr.  Both used under Creative Commons license.