Faculty Development



Faculty Grant Opportunities


Butler offers funding to support research, scholarship and creative work, course development, and short courses. For a complete listing of all internal grant opportunities available to eligible Butler faculty this year, click here.


For an overview on external funding processes, please click here.


Other Useful Links

Office of the Provost

Butler Institute for Research and Scholarship (BIRS)

Center for Citizenship and Community (CCC)

Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA)

Center for Academic Technology (CAT)

Center for Global Education

Teaching Observation Program

Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program

Lives of Purpose publication



Library Resources

Browse and borrow from the collection of resources in the Faculty Development Library located in JH 109. 

Some recommendations include:

~ Teaching on Solid Ground
-- Using Scholarship to Improve Practice
Robert Menges, Maryellen Weimer and Associates Jossey-Bass
~ Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice
-- A Sourcebook  
eds. Maurianne Adams, Lee Anne Bell, Pat Griffin Routledge
~ The Joy of Teaching Peter Filene The University of North Carolina Press
~ Engaging Large Classes -- Strategies and Techniques for College Faculty eds. Christine Stanley, M. Erin Porter JB-Anker
~ Discussion as a Way of Teaching -- Tools and Techniques for Democratic Classrooms Stephen Brookfield, Stephen Preskill Jossey-Bass
~ Tools for Teaching Barbara Gross Davis Jossey-Bass
~ Teaching Diversity -- Challenges and Complexities, Identities and Integrity eds. William Timpson, Silvia Canetto, Evelinn Borrayo, Raymond Yang Atwood
~ Helping Students Write Well -- A Guide
for Teachers in All Disciplines
Barbara Walvoord Modern Language Association of America
~ Creating Significant Learning Experiences
-- An Integrated Approach to Designing
College Courses
L. Dee Fink Jossey-Bass
~ Scholarship Reconsidered  Ernest Boyer Jossey-Bass
~ Effective Grading -- A Tool for Learning
and Assessment in College
Barbara Walvoord and Virginia Johnson Anderson Jossey-Bass
~ Developing Learner--Centered Teaching
-- A Practical Guide for Faculty
Phyllis Blumberg Jossey-Bass
~ The Course Syllabus -- A Learning
Centered Approach
Judith Grunert O'Brien, Barbara Millis, Margaret Cohen Jossey-Bass
~ Designing and Assessing Courses and Curricula -- A Practical Guide Robert Diamond Jossey-Bass
~ From Dissertation to Book William Germano University Of Chicago Press
~ Introduction to Rubrics -- An Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback and Promote Student Learning Dannelle Stevens, Antonia Levi Stylus
~ Writing your Journal Article in 12 Weeks
-- A Guide to Academic Publishing Success
Wendy Belcher Sage

Click here to view our Faculty Development Library's full resource list.