Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
From: Professor Stan Altman
The Baruch College – Rubin Museum Project was established on the principle that exposure to and participation in the arts enrich students’ college experience and greatly enhance their ability to learn, understand, and function on a much higher level throughout their lives. The Project introduces students to the art, culture, and sacred traditions of the peoples of the Himalayan Region. The goal is to inspire students and challenge them to question, explore, and reflect on their own goals as citizens of the world.
The Baruch College-Rubin Museum Faculty Fellows Program is interested in engaging faculty to think about ways to enrich student experience through exposure to the arts. This Program provides full-time tenure track faculty with a unique opportunity to be innovative and creative in revising existing courses or creating new courses that integrate the arts and enrich students’ experience by introducing them to the world of art and culture through visits to the extraordinary Rubin Museum of Art.
The project is now accepting applications from faculty interested in becoming a Baruch College-Rubin Museum Faculty Fellows for the academic year 2012-13. It is anticipated that as many as six faculty fellows will be selected for the academic year 2012-13 and receive grants of $8,000 that can be used to cover professional conference expenses, hire students for research support, used to pay for a course release and/or provide a salary supplement. Faculty from Baruch College and other CUNY campuses with an institutional partnership with the Rubin Museum are eligible to apply.
Important components of the Project are the collaboration with the Rubin Museum and the collaborative working relationship with other faculty fellows. Faculty selected are expected to work with the Rubin Museum staff to become familiar with the Museum, its collection and the educational resources available for students to learn about other cultures. In addition, faculty will work collaboratively with other faculty fellows and the Project staff by sharing ideas and experiences. Faculty that want to work on their own, or concentrate primarily on research are less likely to be selected.
Attached to this email is the application package for applying for a Baruch College-Rubin Museum of Art Faculty Fellowship. Faculty who would like additional information on the program should contact Professor Stan Altman at firstname.lastname@example.org or his assistant Mr. Gaurav (“Mike”) Bawa, at email@example.com.
The deadline for submitting an application to become a Rubin Faculty Fellow is 5 pm, August 23, 2012. Notification of those selected will occur on September 4, 2012. Completed applications should be email to Professor Stan Altman at firstname.lastname@example.org.