PROPOSALS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-16 DUE AUGUST 20!
CBD offers faculty funding to support the development of new interdisciplinary courses that address the program's major themes of culture, mind/brain, and human growth and development.
The goal of the CBD Program is to examine a wide range of approaches to the relationships that exist among the studies of culture, mind/brain, and body/human growth and development. Through its courses, CBD aims to bring together literatures and methodologies from all of Hampshire's five schools. The steering committee is particularly interested in courses that bring perspectives from the humanities/arts/cultural studies or critical social inquiry together with those from the cognitive or natural sciences. Visit our course page for more information on past and current CBD courses.
A CBD course is usually (but not necessarily) co-taught by faculty from different schools. It examines a question or issue related to the study of culture, mind/brain, or human development (at least two of the three), and incorporates perspectives from several different disciplines. New course development funds are available for spring 2016 course only.
Individual faculty who plan to teach a course that explores an aspect of culture, mind/brain, or human development may propose ways of augmenting the course to incorporate CBD themes and multiple disciplinary perspectives. Funding to augment existing courses to incorporate CBD themes is available for either fall 2015 or spring 2016 courses.
It is expected (but not required) that courses would be augmented through inviting other faculty into the class to guest teach, and by incorporating new readings and class materials.
Any Hampshire College faculty on a long-term (at least three years) contract can apply. Individual faculty or faculty working together should submit a proposal outlining ideas for either a new course or the modification of an existing one. For the current funding cycle, proposed courses must be taught no later than spring 2016. Applications must include:
Address the following in two pages:
Non-stipend expenses may not exceed $1,000; allowable budget items include:
Please submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org via email. Proposals are due by AUGUST 20, 2015.
The CBD steering committee (Jane Couperus, Cynthia Gill, Laura Sizer, and Pamela Stone) will review proposals according to the above guidelines. Preference will be given to those proposing courses that could be taught again in the future; balance and focus within the CBD program will also be considered.
If you have questions, or to discuss whether your proposed course meets the CBD guidelines, please contact CBD program director Pamela Stone.