Faculty Development Opportunities

Trinity supports the professional development of all members of the faculty, throughout all stages of faculty members’ careers. A number of offices and centers offer specific programs and resources designed to support faculty in pursuing their scholarship, learning and developing new ideas in teaching, and developing their leadership skills. Information about these programs and sources are gathered on this page.

Research Grants for Faculty and Students Administered by the Faculty Research Committee

The Faculty Research Committee administers Faculty Research Grants, research expense grants for faculty, as well as Completion Grants​ to aid faculty with funding for the final stage of a scholarly project, for instance publication expenses such as indexing, page charges, or subvention costs, when no other funds are available. The committee also awards summer stipends and housing to enable faculty to provide supervised research opportunities for undergraduates, and Student Initiated Research Grants for students to conduct research projects they have initiated.

Dean of Faculty Support for Faculty and Students to Travel to Academic Conferences

The Dean of Faculty supports faculty and student travel to academic conferences.  More information can be found here.

Faculty Grants and Sponsored Research

The Office of Faculty Grants and Sponsored Research provides information and assistance to Trinity faculty members in securing external funding and is responsible for processing and monitoring faculty-initiated grants proposals. The Dean’s Office and the Office of Faculty Grants and Sponsored Research have developed guidelines governing applications for external grants, which can be found here.

Faculty Development Assistance Fund

The Dean's Faculty Development Assistance Fund is designed to support faculty who are seeking to further develop their skills and experience in pedagogy, administration, and leadership.  More information can be found here

Faculty Event Fund

The Dean’s Faculty Event Fund welcomes applications from faculty members to support events that demonstrate clear educational value and are open to the greater Hartford community.  More information can be found here.

Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning works to promote teaching effectiveness in teaching in all its dimensions. Each year, the CTL is responsible for New Faculty Orientation , a pre-orientation and year-long program for all incoming faculty. Faculty are eligible to apply each year for the CTL Fellows Program , which each year sponsors a group of faculty who want to undertake a pedagogical experiment. Fellows meet in a monthly colloquium to share ideas and present outcomes of projects to the campus.

Educational Technology

Educational Technology offers instructional support to help faculty use technology and digital media to enhance teaching and learning and aid in the advancement of research. Faculty are encouraged to contact their instructional technologist, or check out one of the many workshops. In addition, check out LinkedIn Learning (formerly lynda.com), an online resource providing instructional videos for a variety of software packages and skills.

Community Learning Initiative

The Community Learning Initiative offers a variety or resources to help faculty to develop community learning components for their courses, including course development grants, course assistance funds, and support for course design.

Liberal Arts Action Lab

The Liberal Arts Action Lab researches problems posed by Hartford community partners, and matches them with teams of students and faculty from Capital Community College and Trinity College, who conduct semester-long projects to strengthen the city. Faculty fellows meet monthly with research teams to offer guidance on content or methods, and receive a stipend for their time.

Trinity Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies

TIIS provides support for faculty as intellectuals: to exchange ideas, discuss books, critique each other’s works in progress or grant proposals, and invite scholars to campus to engage in ongoing discussions. Faculty can apply for reading groups, grant writing groups, manuscript workshops, and research groups or attend one of the TIIS workshops during common hour.

Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric 

The Writing Center provides support to students for all kinds of writing, and in addition supports faculty who want to undertake an exploration of writing pedagogy in their classrooms through the Writing Fellows program

Center for Caribbean Studies

The Center for Caribbean Studies explores and celebrates the distinctive Caribbean character of the city of Hartford and the influence of Caribbean civilization on contemporary cultures around the world. The center awards grants to support both teaching initiatives and research projects.