Faculty and Staff Recognition
The LCA Excellence Awards are an opportunity for the College to recognize and honor outstanding faculty and staff. Faculty awards recognize faculty who demonstrate excellence and have made significant contributions in teaching, research and scholarly activity, creative activities, and service. Staff awards recognize staff who provide outstanding service and contribute significantly to the campus.
Award Recipients for 2020:
LCA Excellence in Teaching (T/TT) - Shelley Wilcox, Philosophy
LCA Excellence in Teaching (Lecturer) - Crystal Wong, English
LCA Excellence in Professional Growth: Research & Scholarship - Justin Tiwald, Philosophy
LCA Excellence in Professional Growth: Creative Activities - Weimin Zhang, Cinema
LCA Excellence in Service - Mitra Ara, Modern Language & Literatures
LCA Staff Excellence (Department Staff) - Rosa Valencia, Design
LCA Staff Excellence (College Staff) - Irina Simon, Dean's Office - Lead Scheduler
View past recipients
Support for General Research and Creative Activity
LCA Faculty Mini-Grant
Awards up to $2,000 for auxiliary expenses for research travel (contingent on the CSU lifting travel restrictions), specialized research equipment, student research assistance, costs of publication, and other expenses inherent in a research or creative project. This grant is open to all LCA full-time tenure-track and tenured faculty. Timing of the call for proposals varies by academic year.
Paul Sherwin Award for Faculty Development
Awards up to $1,000 to support research and creative activity within the college. This award is open to all LCA full-time tenure-track and tenured faculty. Call for proposals occurs in the Fall semester.
LCA Extraordinary Ideas Grants
Awards up to $2,000 to support innovative and creative cross-disciplinary research and activities that result from collaboration across programs, departments, and colleges. These grants are open to all LCA faculty and staff. Each grant proposal must have at least two sponsors from different disciplines/programs/departments within LCA. Call for proposals occurs in the Fall semester. Learn more about the LCA Extraordinary Ideas Grants
Leaves with Pay
Marcus Early Career Research Award (pre-tenure)
Supports the retention, tenure and promotion of probationary faculty who demonstrate an active engagement with their individual field of study. It provides probationary faculty in their third, fourth, or fifth year a one-semester leave with full pay. Call for proposals occurs in the Fall semester. Learn more about the Marcus Early Career Research Award
Marcus Transformative Research Award (post-tenure)
Enables a tenured faculty member to engage in transformational research and professional development that cannot be undertaken in the course of the person's full-time university responsibilities by providing one semester leave with pay and a $3,000 research budget. Call for proposals occurs in the Fall semester. Learn more about the Marcus Transformative Research Award
Presidential Awards for probationary faculty (pre-tenure)
[Not offered this year]
Undergraduate Research Support
Marcus Undergraduate Student Assistant Research Grant (faculty-initiated)
Awards $3,000 ($1,000 to the faculty member, $2,000 to the student) to support scholarly and creative activity conducted by undergraduate students and a faculty member in partnership. The grant is open to LCA tenured and tenure-track full-time faculty members and can include up to two students, each of whom would receive $2,000. The application is submitted by the faculty member and student assistants can be chosen after the grant has been awarded. Call for proposals occurs in the Spring semester. Learn more about the Marcus Undergraduate Student Assistant Research Grant
Marcus Undergraduate Research Fellowship Grant (student-initiated)
Awards $4,000 ($3,000 to the student, $1,000 to faculty mentor) to support research and creative activity conducted by LCA undergraduate students in partnership with a faculty mentor. This fellowship opportunity is aimed at undergraduates interested in working closely with a faculty member to develop, complete, and present a research project. The application is submitted by the student in cooperation with their faculty mentor. Call for proposals occurs in the Spring semester. Learn more about the Marcus Undergraduate Research Fellowship Grant
Given the fiscal uncertainties of the coming year as well as travel restrictions at the university level, the College is amending the LCA Travel Policy
Funding for Virtual Conference Attendance: The College of Liberal & Creative Arts will provide reimbursements for virtual conference registration of up to $500 per tenured and tenure-track faculty member to present their scholarly work or to serve on a panel as a respondent at one conference during the year.
College Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE)
Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CEETL)
Staff Professional Development
The College of Liberal & Creative Arts is committed to investing in the professional development of its staff and, as such, maintains a budget for this purpose. In order to qualify for professional development funding, participation in a conference, workshop, or training must be relevant to your work. Unlike the faculty travel program, requirement to present is not needed. Some examples include trade skill certification for technical staff or specific software training for any staff. For AOCs, there is the annual Academic Resources Conference.
To be considered, please submit a Staff Professional Development Training/Seminar request form, obtain your supervisor's signature, and forward to Nia Snipes (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Dean's Office.
Staff Professional Development Training/Seminar request form: (Doc) (PDF)