Academic Enrichment Fund, Cho Fund, and Kyobo Fund call for proposals

The Academic Enrichment Fund and Kyobo Fund were established to address the longstanding need to expand funding for innovative, interdisciplinary courses that encourage exchange and interaction between departments and divisions.  Over the past 9 years 30 innovative courses have received support from the Academic Enrichment + Kyobo funds.  The Academic Council invites all full-time faculty and those part-time faculty who have completed two years of service to propose courses for the 2012/13 academic year to be funded by the Academic Enrichment Fund, Cho Fund, and Kyobo Fund.

The Academic Enrichment Fund helps offset expenses related to team-taught courses that involve faculty members from two departments.

The Kyobo Fund supports courses team-taught by one faculty member from Liberal Arts and one faculty member from a studio discipline.

The Mr. and Mrs. Cho Fund supports courses related to Asian subject matter.

Additional criteria for all funds:

Open enrollment/no pre-requisites.
Courses must accommodate a minimum of ten students.
Funding is for one time only.

APPLICATION
The Academic Enrichment/Cho Fund/Kyobo Fund Request must be accompanied by a Course Proposal form, a syllabus and both must be completed with all required signatures (both department heads and deans endorsing and sponsoring the course.) DO NOT OPEN AND WORK ON THE APPLICATION IN PREVIEW. DOWNLOAD IT IN ADOBE READER AND SAVE IT AS THE NAME OF YOUR PROPOSED COURSE.

Deadline:  Wednesday, November 2, 2011.  A single Academic Enrichment/Cho Fund/Kyobo Fund request and Course Proposal form must be completed in full, signed (digital signatures are ok), and received by  mlewis@risd.edu by 11:59pm 11/2/11.

SELECTION PROCESS
The Academic Council reviews proposals and notifies departments of awards by December 1 to facilitate inclusion in course planning and the publication of the Course Announcement.

Click here for the Request for Support and Course Proposal forms Academic Enrichment_CHO_Kyobo Fund

Academic Enrichment, Division of Architecture + Design, Division of Fine Arts, Division of Liberal Arts, Foundation Studies, Graduate Studies, Grants and fellowships, Kyobo Fund, Mr. & Mrs. Cho Fund