1. Faculty workshops will focus on the value of incorporating arts into the curriculum and will provide faculty with models for successful infusion. At least one workshop will focus on incorporating the arts into courses in the sciences and engineering to enhance further the College’s strengths in those areas.
In designing these workshops and support for faculty members, Lafayette will draw upon the experience of a program to create interdisciplinary courses that was previously developed under a Mellon-funded faculty career development grant.
Lafayette’s Center for the Integration of Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship will continue to help foster such cross-disciplinary interactions.>
2. Project funds will give faculty access to resources to develop and pilot new approaches to infusing the arts, including the provision of summer stipends, supplies and materials, and the ability to invite visiting artists to campus to collaborate on curricular initiatives.
3. The project will also support student START Fellows to work with faculty members that wish to integrate arts components into their teaching; the fellows will develop their own skills through such collaboration. The model is the College’s highly successful EXCEL faculty-student research program