For the past several years, Carleton has been one beneficiary of the Mellon Faculty Career Grant (or Faculty Life Cycles Grant.) The grant has produced a number of initiatives designed to help Carleton and Macalester faculty develop more productive and satisfying careers and professional lives. Some of them are listed below.

Faculty reading and discussion groups, 2007

Visuality brown bag discussions, spring 2007

Team-Based Learning workshop, May 2007

Innovations in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning conference 2007

Liberal Education in its Historical Context reading group

Civic Engagement Initiative

Citizenship in the 21st Century faculty seminar

Innovating Advising workshop

The Teaching Voice workshop

Interactive workshop on boundary setting/maintaining balance

Computational Modeling

Boxes and Walls production

Service learning summit

Assessment workshop

Innovations in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference
Spring, 2005: St. Olaf and Carleton Colleges

2005-06 Pedagogical discussion series:

Problem solving, Academic honesty

book discussion groups for faculty at Carleton

Building Intellectual Community Through Collaboration

Beyond Blacks, Bondage,and Blame: Africa’s Place in Multi-Centric World History

A Collaboration: Art Faculty from Carleton and Macalester Colleges
An exhibition featuring the visual art faculty of Carleton and Macalester Colleges, October 22, 2004, Macalester College Art Gallery, Janet Wallace Fine Art Center, 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul.

Pedagogical Discussion series:

Internet2: Advanced Networking in Support of the Curricullum and Research

Forum on Group Work by Students

Managing Difficult Discussions

Working in Groups in science classes, an open discussion and workshop

Grading at Carleton, an open discussion

March 12, 2004 workshop: Lord of the Rings faculty essays

The Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST) at Macalester College invited faculty from Carleton College to participate in a 2003-04 faculty seminar, “Race, Sexuality, and the Transnational” with colleagues from Macalester, the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) and other area colleges and universities. The seminar supports faculty who study or who are interested in studying race and sexuality in transnational perspective. Macalester College contact: Scott Morgensen ( Background information.

The research institute was Fri 5/21/04 and Sat 5/22/04 .

Carleton faculty contact: Lance McCready, Educational Studies

Funding possibilities for individuals, groups, and departments


Questions about how Mellon Lifecycle funds can work for you? Contact Mary Savina, Coordinator for the Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching and Professor of Geology, or x4191