Resources for Faculty
St. Olaf provides a number of resources to support faculty members as they teach, advise students, participate in the life of the college, and pursue their scholarly and creative work.
Funds to support research and teaching include
- Annual Individual Professional Activity and Travel (IPAT) accounts,
- Supplemental funds provided by Associate Deans,
- Professional Development Grants, competitively awarded by the Faculty Life Committee, and
- Academic Innovation Funds.
Programming and Staff Support
- The Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts (CILA) provides opportunities to learn about and discuss teaching and learning in higher education.
- IT and the St. Olaf Libraries provide workshops and learning communities for faculty members interesting in technologies and collections that assist teaching. Reference librarians and an instructional technology specialist provide advice on strategies and technologies.
- The library Bridge with Carleton College supplies a robust selection of search tools and other resources.
- Seminars, workshops and events, including those linked to the Boldt chair and the Martin Marty Chair.
The Academic Advising Center provides worksheets, guidance about advising and general education requirements at St. Olaf, and links to materials and organizations.
Faculty Writing Seminars, offered during interim and early summer, provide faculty members with an environment conducive to finishing up writing projects. The seminars also provide helpful advice on writing and strategies for making progress, plus a ready-made community of fellow writers.
Grant writing support and advice regarding opportunities for external funding is available via Government and Foundations Relations.
Mentoring and Leadership Guidance
- New faculty orientation and early career mentors are provided by CILA
- Academic Leadership meetings focus on issues and needs of department chairs and program directors.
- Chairs Workshop
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