Mellon Foundation Awards Grant for Faculty Enrichment Programs

Dillard University’s Division of Academic Affairs received a $300,000 Mellon Foundation grant in December to continue providing faculty enhancement programs.
The grant is good for two years and provides resources for faculty to attend professional development conferences, sponsor workshops, author publications and cultivate methods to improve their teaching skills.
“I am very pleased that the Andrew Mellon Foundation recognized the university’s efforts to provide professional development opportunities for faculty.  Faculty development is a key aspect of ensuring that our faculty stay abreast of current trends and best practices in their respective fields,” says Dr. Yolanda W. Page, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “I am appreciative of Dr. Eartha Johnson and Dr. Steve Buddington who assisted me in writing the grant proposal and who serve as co-directors of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Academic Technology, the unit which coordinates the grant’s activities.”
 Dillard University received a Mellon Foundation grant in 2011 that was used to enrich and provide career-enhancement opportunities for faculty through 2013.