Summer Workshops and Block Grants

UNC Asheville spring

Interested in facilitating a Summer 2018 faculty development workshop? Here is the call for proposals. Deadline: March 26, 5 pm.


Final reports for block grant recipients, 2017-2018:

Trey Adcock (Interdisciplinary Studies), Juan Sanchez Martinez (Modern Languages & Literatures), Britt Lundgren (Physics), and Jeremias Zunguze (Interdisciplinary Studies) collaborated on the design of two unique courses that are part of the new American Indian and Indigenous Studies (AISS) minor. The introductory course (AIIS 200) explores the complexity and diversity of indigenous life, incorporating both Native American and global voices and perspectives. An upper-level course in astronomy (ASTR 301: Indigenous Perspectives on the Sky) offers students an interdisciplinary view of astronomical phenomena, exploring how non-Western and indigenous peoples have conceptualized celestial patterns.

Jake Butera (Classics), Lyndi Hewitt (Sociology & Anthropology), Dennis Lundblad (Humanities), Renuka Gusain (Humanities), James Perkins (Physics), and Toby King (Music) initiated concentrated study and evaluation of the Humanities Program, focusing in particular on strategies for encouraging vertical integration of the five LAC Humanities courses. They presented an initial summary of their examination at a Provost's Forum in November, 2017, and they are continuing to refine their ideas for eventual revision of the Humanities sequence.

Final reports for block grant recipients, 2016-2017: