Faculty Development Opportunities

Below find a list of faculty development opportunities available to the faculty at Wagner College.

Faculty Aid

Eligibility: Tenure-track faculty

Funding: up to $1,750

Application Dates: October 1 (for fall/winter activities) and March 1 (for spring/summer activities)

Purpose: To support faculty efforts to obtain terminal degrees, and attendance and presentations at conferences, short courses, and the like.

More Information: Section VI B “Faculty Aid” of the Faculty Handbook 17th Edition

Faculty Research

Eligibility: Tenure-track faculty

Funding: up to $1,750

Application Dates: October 1 (for fall/winter activities) and March 1 (for spring/summer activities)

Purpose: To encourage faculty to engage in intellectual projects and continue to develop professionally.

More Information: Section VI C “Faculty Research” of the Faculty Handbook 17th Edition

Professional Aid For Adjunct Faculty

Eligibility: Adjunct faculty members who have taught at Wagner College for seven or more consecutive years

Funding: up to $1,000

Application Dates: October 1 (for fall/winter activities) and March 1 (for spring/summer activities)

Purpose: To support adjunct faculty professional development.

More Information: Faculty Handbook, Appendix O

Sabbatical

Eligibility: Tenure-track faculty after 6 consecutive years of full-time service

Funding: None.

Application Date: October 1

Purpose: The purpose of the sabbatical leave program is to improve teaching and scholarship at the College. Faculty granted sabbatical leaves will use this time in an activity designed to produce research findings or to improve their effectiveness in teaching.

More Information: Section VI A “Sabbatical Leave of Absence” of the Faculty Handbook 17th Edition

Professional Development Semester (PDS)

Eligibility: Tenure-track faculty teaching in the First Year Program

Funding: None

Application Date: N/A

Purpose: To provide full-time faculty with the opportunity and time for professional development. After teaching a 4-3 load for three years and teaching in the FYP, faculty have no on-campus responsibilities for one semester in the 4th year.

More Information: First Year Program Guide

Anonymous Donor

Eligibility: Faculty in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math, Computer Science, Physician Assistant, Nursing, and Archaeology.

Funding: up to $7,000

Application Date: Late spring semester

Purpose: To advance faculty-student scholarship and research.

More Information: Faculty will be sent the RFP mid-spring semester from the Provost’s office.

Mollica Fund

Eligibility: Full-time faculty

Funding: up to $5,000

Application Date: Late spring semester

Purpose: To support faculty working with students on research projects that enhance Wagner’s relationship with its community (broadly-defined)

More Information: Faculty will be sent the RFP mid-spring semester from the Provost’s office.

Fox Fellows

Eligibility: Full-time faculty
Funding: up to $10,000
Application Date: Late spring semester
Purpose: To supports faculty research and scholarship in the area of civic engagement, consistent with the Wagner Plan, with a particular emphasis on projects that focus on the development of communities.
More Information: Faculty will be sent the RFP mid-spring semester from the Provost’s office.

John Deane Fund

Eligibility: Full-time faculty

Funding: up to $5,000

Application Date: Late-spring semester

Purpose: The funding of scholarship by Wagner College faculty in areas directly related to the environment

More Information: Faculty will be sent the RFP mid-spring semester from the Provost’s office.

Robinson Family Fellowship

Eligibility: Untenured tenure-track faculty, typically in their 3rd or 4th year.

Funding: $3,000-$5,000

Application Date: September

Purpose: To provide funding to allow junior faculty to pursue their scholarly agenda.

More Information: Eligible faculty will receive an email from the Provost’s office providing more information.