Chancellor’s Programs Available – Deadline December 8

It is time for eligible faculty to consider applying for the Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship Program and Commonwealth Professorship Program.

The Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship Program provides paid leave and tuition assistance for doctoral degrees in leadership in higher education or discipline specific programs. The fellowship provides $7,500 in tuition assistance and a leave of absence up to one year to pursue full-time graduate study. Recipients receive three-quarters of their salary during their leave with continuation of insurance, retirement, seniority and other employee benefits.

Those interested in the Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship Awards should specify the degree they are pursuing and the university they will be attending in their nomination packet. Detailed information is available online.

The Chancellor’s Commonwealth Professorship Program provides release time and summer stipends over a two-year period for faculty members to complete a self-directed educational project. Recipients can receive up to $7,500 in reimbursable expenses related to their teaching/learning project, a $3,000 stipend for two consecutive summers and release time for four courses over a two-year period.

Those who wish to apply for the Chancellor’s Commonwealth Professorship Program will need to address the self-directed project that focuses on community college teaching and learning. Detailed information is also available online.

Please remember, each award has very specific eligibility requirements and those interested in applying should review the links for instructions. Please submit your nomination packet for review by the Awards Committee no later than Monday, December 8. Send proposals to Mariella Abanto at

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