GLCA Academic Innovation Fund
The Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) is pleased to announce a new professional development resource for faculty members who seek to collaborate in pursuing shared interests in research, teaching, or leadership development. The Academic Innovation Fund will provide professional development support totaling $100,000 over three years to groups of faculty seeking to work together in achieving common purposes within and across GLCA's 12 member colleges.
The Academic Innovation Fund is one component of the GLCA Academic Leadership and Innovation (GALI) Institute, begun in Fall 2006 with a major grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. In addition to providing support for collaborative faculty initiatives, the Mellon grant supports a series of GALI Institute faculty development workshops, which will provide a growing number of faculty members with foundations for better understanding academic leadership, governance, and decision-making at liberal arts colleges.