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The next Faculty Senate meeting is January 24, 2011
Each faculty fellowship proposal submitted to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost will include the following:
I. Faculty Fellowship Recommendation Form with appropriate signatures
(see Forms & Information section below)
II. Proposal Summary - very brief, no more than one typed double-spaced page, 12 pt font, and include the following information:
Semesters requested - must match data on the request for Project description - a brief description outlining your planned activities
Location(s) - general information
Collaboration - if work with other researchers or scholars is planned, list their names and positions
Professional Development - provide a very brief statement of how this leave will benefit you professionally and, as a result, the department, college, and Ohio University.
III. Proposal - this document should contain a more complete description of the proposed
work than the summary. Departments or schools may have specific requirements or may
choose to use the format below.
Length - 750 word minimum. Proposals are rarely longer than 1500 words
Format - 12 pt font, 1.5 or double-spaced, at least .5 inch margin
Background Information - as appropriate to the proposed work
Objectives - what do you hope to accomplish during the fellowship
Activities - the activities you have planned to achieve your objectives (described in some detail) with general time-lines for each - if several differing activities are planned, provide an estimate of how much time will be spent on each. If project involves completing a manuscript or other project, briefly indicate how much work is finished and how much remains to be completed
Location(s) - where activities will take place - if travel is involved, including visits to libraries, institutes, etc., it is useful to have this outlined as clearly as possible
Professional Development - Relationship of the proposed activities to your own professional development and to the betterment of the department, college, and Ohio University
IV. Chair/Director's Plan for Coverage - the chair or director will have to develop a plan regarding how the department or school will cover your teaching load and other responsibilities while you are on leave.
V. Current Curriculum Vitae
Faculty requesting leaves should make every effort to ensure the leave application, including the academic terms of the leave, is accurate and can be fulfilled as written.
However, given that unforeseen opportunities or difficulties can occur, changes to leaves can be requested. Requests for changes to leaves, including academic terms of leave, shall be submitted in writing through the same channels as that of the original leave request.
After approval by the chair/director and dean, the request is submitted to the Office of the Associate Provost for Faculty & Academic Planning (Attention: Anita Leach, Cutler Hall 310, email@example.com) for provost office review. Upon review, the chair/director and dean will be notified of the decision. When there are changes to the length/academic terms of the leave, provost office staff will inform human resources and payroll.
Please note, that in some cases, such as an increase in the length of the leave, additional information may be requested before the provost office can approve a change.
According to the Ohio University Faculty Handbook, Section V.A.4, a Fellowship leave may consist of one semester at full pay or two semesters at two-thirds pay. These rates are to be applied to the pay the faculty member normally would receive during the semesters in which he/she is to be on leave.
A report on the completed University Fellowship leave shall be submitted in writing, through the same channels as the request for leave, within three months following the return of the faculty member to his/her teaching duties at Ohio University. The department will evaluate the report. Evaluation of this report will play a significant role in the granting of future University Fellowships. Reports for the Provost are to be submitted to the Office of the Associate Provost for Faculty & Academic Planning, Attention: Anita Leach either electronically (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in hard copy (Cutler Hall 310.