WORKSHOPS for FALL 2017

Applying for Humanities Research Center Residential Fellowships

Tuesday 14th November at 12.30pm
Humanities Research Center, Seminar Room 201, 920 W. Franklin Street

Each year the Humanities Research Center’s Residential Fellowship Program gives four faculty members who are working on related topics release from all teaching responsibilities in the Spring Semester so that they can focus on their individual research projects and at the same time engage regularly with each other. The goal is to foster intellectual exchange and to enhance the quality of research at VCU by exposing faculty to different perspectives and methodologies. Applicants must demonstrate in their proposals the specific benefits to their individual projects that they anticipate as a result of engaging with the other group members. The deadline for the group convening in Spring 2019 is February 9, 2018. Successful groups in previous years have met and planned far ahead of the deadline to ensure an integrated and compelling application package.

This workshop will offer guidance to VCU faculty members in the humanities seeking to put together a compelling group application for a Humanities Research Center Residential Fellowship. Richard Godbeer, Director of the Humanities Research Center, and Brooke Newman, Associate Director of the Humanities Research Center, will be on hand to answer questions and offer strategies for finding colleagues in different departments working on related topics.

All tenured and tenure-eligible members of faculty in the humanities at VCU are welcome to attend.

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Preparing a Book Manuscript for Submission to University Presses

Tuesday 17 October
Humanities Research Center, Seminar Room 201, 920 W. Franklin Street

10:30 – 12:00 | Presentation followed by Q&A

12:15 – 2:00 | Lunch, accompanied by discussion of sample book proposals

Led by Elizabeth Sherburn Demers, Senior Acquisitions Editor, American History and American Studies, and Catherine Goldstead, Assistant Acquisitions Editor, Literary Studies and Chesapeake Regional, Johns Hopkins University Press.

Faculty and graduate students are welcome to attend either or both sessions.

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WORKSHOPS for SPRING 2017

Preparing for Annual Evaluations and Promotion Reviews

Monday 13th February at 2pm
Humanities Research Center, Seminar Room 201, 920 W. Franklin Street

A panel of faculty with extensive experience in the faculty evaluation process here at VCU and elsewhere, including Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Winnie Chan, who is currently responsible for overseeing this process in our College, will be on hand to answer questions and address concerns about this sometimes perplexing and stressful part of our professional lives. The panel will discuss how best to prepare for each stage of the process and there will also be an update on recent changes in evaluation procedure at VCU.

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Mentor-Hunting in the Academy

Tuesday 28th March at 2pm
Humanities Research Center, Seminar Room 201, 920 W. Franklin Street

This workshop will discuss strategies for finding advice and support from peers, from senior colleagues at one’s own institution, and from more experienced scholars within one’s academic field at other institutions.

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