Faculty Resources

An active scholarly life and excellent
undergraduate teaching go hand in hand.

Janis Wunderlich, Art, in our ceramics lab located in McMicheal Academic Hall. Janis Wunderlich, Art, in our ceramics lab located in McMicheal Academic Hall.

Support for scholarship

All faculty are provided with an annual stipend for faculty professional development funds, administered by our office. This is primarily for research-related travel and conference expenses. 

Additional support is provided by a supplemental professional development fund administered by the Faculty and Institutional Development Committee.  

Kieft endowment

Our chemistry department is not like what you find at other schools our size. We received the Kieft Endowment from late chemistry professor Richard “Doc” Kieft. It provides resources, particularly for the sciences. 

Faculty colloquiums

Our faculty colloquiums are a venerable program at Monmouth. Occurring every Friday of the fall semester in the Center for Science and Business, our faculty present the results of recent research and creative work. The entire campus community is welcomed. Refreshments are provided and a staff member from the Office of Communications and Marketing will record the event if requested. Contact professor Chris Fasano for more information and the schedule. 

Student-faculty collaborative research

Monmouth students and faculty have many opportunities to engage in collaborative research – throughout the academic year; in short-term intensive experiences in January and August; in summers of collaborative research in laboratories and field settings (with on-campus housing available for students).

Sabbaticals and leaves

Tenured faculty are eligible for sabbatical leaves on a periodic basis, as specified in the Faculty Manual. Eligible faculty receive notice in the year preceding the year of eligibility; sabbatical proposals are due in the fall of that preceding year. Sabbaticals are a half-year at full pay or a full year at half-pay. Inquiries regarding additional leaves or course reductions should contact the Dean

Faculty and institutional development committee

The Faculty and Institutional Development Committee has a broad mandate to recommend to the faculty and administration policies and procedures relative to the use and development of human and financial resources of the College. This includes review of the College budget, review of sabbaticals and leaves, and oversight of funds that support teaching and scholarship.

Public affairs fund

It is administered by Faculty and Institutional Development Committee in partnership with Student Life. The fund’s purpose is to provide the community with educationally enriching programs that support and complement the College’s mission and purposes. Reviewing for funding requests begins in the spring semester for the following academic year. Application. 

Associated Colleges of the Midwest faculty development

Associated Colleges of the Midwest faculty development opportunities are available to faculty by virtue of Monmouth’s membership in the ACM. Opportunities include FaCE grants, workshops and conferences. ACM FaCE grants are the primary mechanism for ACM support for faculty research and curriculum development. Deadlines for proposals are typically in October and March. This is an initiative funded by the Mellon Foundation. Contact Frank Gersich, ACM liaison, for more information.