• Provost's Office

    Announcing Distinctive Course Offerings for J-term 2015

    Courses in January provide distinctive opportunities for integrative and interdisciplinary learning, new kinds of experiential and civic engagement, and exploratory laboratories for going beyond one's major course of study.  Over the last year, the provost convened a core group of staff and faculty to evaluate what makes a "special term" course special.  The taskforce's findings fed into a set of initiative grants and the creation of a set of new experiences (available here) that will complement a range of returning, exceptional January courses.

    Funded Initiatives

    Following a call for proposals in spring 2014, 18 initiatives were approved for funding and further development. Proposers are working in cohort groups with faculty mentors who will facilitate curricular and pedagogical development.  A list of successfully proposed initiatives is available here.  Faculty mentors include Melissa Embser-Herbert, Marcela Kostihova, Andy Rundquist, Susie Steinbach, Deanna Thompson; curricular and pedagogical development will be housed in  CTL (Caroline Hilk and Jane Turk).

    Working Group Executive Summaries

    On March 20, 2014, all faculty and staff were invited to hear the results and recommendations of the five new-initiatives working groups at a New Initiatives All-Campus Forum. Presented executive summaries are available below (Hamline username and password required):
    21st Century Libraries
    Comprehensive University Opportunities
    Enhancing Technology Use
    Internships/Mentored Experiences
    Special Terms 

    Ridgway Forum Fellows

    The 2014 Ridgway Forum Fellows were announced at the Honors Awards Reception on May 1, 2014. The Fellows are Tatyana Benson, Rachael Mills, and Heleanna Mathioudis.  More details are available here about each of the Fellows. Generously funded by Ambassador Rozanne L. Ridgway, a 1957 Hamline graduate who dedicated her life to the tradition of respectful dialogue, courageous inquiry, and inspired scholarship, each Ridgway Fellow is awarded $5,000.

    Provost Office Documents