Academic Affairs

Faculty Development

Office of Research and Creative Scholarship

Emerson College is committed to creating a campus environment that supports and promotes superior research, premier creative activities, and innovative scholarly pursuits. The mission of the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship is to serve the Emerson community by providing information, personal assistance, services, and programs to those who seek financial support for scholarly endeavors.

The Office will also provide college-wide leadership in the development of research and sponsored program activities, and work closely with faculty, staff and senior administrators in shaping the effort to build a more robust program of grants and sponsored research.

The Office is also involved with the Faculty Advancement Fund Grant (FAFG) and the Part-Time Faculty Professional Development Fund Grant (PTFF). More information on these two grants can be found on the Internal Grant Programs page.

Faculty Awards

Dr. Norman Stearns and Irma Mann Stearns
In 1993 a generous endowment by Dr. Norman Stearns and Irma Mann Stearns was used to establish a distinguished faculty award in their name. The award is presented annually to a full-time faculty member in recognition of outstanding scholarly or creative achievement and has a stipend of $3,000. The money may be used to enhance an ongoing project or for the development of a new scholarly or creative endeavor. Travel is strongly encouraged as part of the project.

Contact Jill Davidson in the Office of Academic Affairs for information regarding submissions and deadlines.

Gold Key Honor Society / Helaine and Stanley Miller Award for Outstanding Teaching
Each academic year, the Emerson College Gold Key Honor Society selects two Emerson faculty, one from the full-time faculty and one from the part-time faculty, who consistently receive high Teacher/Course Evaluation ratings. In keeping with Gold Key's standards of high academic achievement, an important criterion for selection is the high academic standards established by the faculty members.

The part-time faculty award is a stipend of $1,000. The full-time faculty award, known as the Helaine and Stanley Miller Award for Outstanding Teaching, is $1,500.

For additional information on these and other faculty development opportunities and support, contact Jill Davidson in the Office of Academic Affairs.

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL)

The CITL’s mission is to enable student learning by providing the faculty with professional development opportunities in teaching, by promoting academic support programming for student learning, and by providing guidance and mechanisms for garnering evidence of student learning for accountabilities and improvements.

Faculty Dialogues

These informal meetings among faculty and staff provide a chance for faculty members to meet each other, discuss their scholarly and creative work, address teaching issues, and consider possible collaborations. They also offer a forum for the Academic Affairs staff to learn about faculty concerns, answer questions, and learn how to support faculty in their teaching and research.

Faculty Dialogues take place at the Ansin Building, 180 Tremont Street, 13th floor, Conference Room 1302. For schedule information, contact Jill Davidson.

Core Fulbright Scholar Program

The Core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. For more information on eligibility, the application, application FAQs and more, visit the Core Fulbright Scholar Program page.

For more information from Emerson College, please contact Elizabeth Demski.

Food For Thought

Connect with your professor outside the classroom!

The Food for Thought Program provides undergraduate students an opportunity to discuss class work, career aspirations, or just learn more about your faculty mentors.


FREE
Even without a meal plan. Each Semester, students can take one faculty member to a meal for free. Simply swipe your card to pay for the meal and bring a meal ticket for the faculty member.

EASY
This option is available in the Little Building dining hall. You receive two meals (you and your faculty guest) for this program a semester.


Regardless of whether you have a meal plan, two additional meals will available to you and accessible through your student ID. When you bring a faculty member to lunch, you’ll swipe your ID twice and then the faculty swipes their ID as well.

Please download this flyer for an invitation and conversation starters.