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Campus Read Grants

Getting Creative in the Classroom with the Campus Read

The Office of the Provost and the WVU Humanities Center are offering grants up to $1,000 for faculty and staff to expand program or curriculum development around the Campus Read.  

Purpose

To encourage and enable faculty to integrate the 2018 Campus Read, Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven, into a 2018-2019 class.  Broader goals of this award are to provide a multidisciplinary platform for deeper learning, foster a continuation of intellectual discourse and discussion among students on campus, and help enhance the campus conversation on the relationship between quality of life and the arts, humanities, and modern technologies.

Program Eligibility

The program will be open to full-time faculty teaching at WVU and at Regional Campuses and to full-time staff working directly with students (e.g. advisors) or engaged in developing programming for students (e.g. Student Life staff).

Process

Applicants will submit a structured lesson or program plan incorporating the book, Station Eleven, into an event or class for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.  The plan should include the name of the class/event, goals, learning outcomes, a short statement explaining the connection between the course/event topic and St. John Mandel’s work, assessment, and a well-defined plan on how students will demonstrate learning in such a way as to produce some sort of artifact related to themes from the book. 

Artifacts could take the form, for example, of research papers, videos, an organized and filmed speaker panel, a speaker series, or some other creative medium.

Applicants selected will receive a Campus Read Integration Grant of $1000 to be awarded as professional development money.

Outcome

The expected outcome of this grant is the integration of the campus read into courses for the coming academic year.  These products will be made available in the WVU Libraries as part of the 2018 Campus Read Library Research Guide and available to future scholars.  Award recipients will be expected to do the following:

  • Collaborate with the Campus Read organizers to celebrate and demonstrate student work
  • Be willing to participate in a public panel describing their experience incorporating the Campus Read
  • Provide evidence of incorporation of the Campus Read in the class/event

Application

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with at least three grants reserved for the spring 2019 semester. Please submit via the online proposal form.

Questions

Questions may be directed to Ryan Claycomb, Interim Director of the Humanities Center at HumanitiesCenter@mail.wvu.edu.