Center for Principled Problem Solving recruits faculty fellows for next year

[From Mark Justad]

2016-2017 CPPS Faculty Fellowship Announcement

and Call for Applications

The Center for Principled Problem Solving is seeking letters of interest from Guilford College faculty members for 2016-2017 CPPS Faculty Fellowships.

The CPPS Faculty Fellowship offers Guilford College faculty members the opportunity to advance the work of principled problem solving at Guilford over the course of an academic year.  During that period, fellowship recipients work directly with the CPPS staff to shape and advance the priorities of the Center and to advance a PPS project of their choosing.  The fellowship project will be consistent with the faculty member’s experience and interests and developed in conversation with the Center staff.  Possible projects may include but are not limited to a targeted hands-on PPS project, a PPS research undertaking, creating new or retooling existing syllabi to match PPS priorities, PPS faculty seminar development.  For 2016-2017 the Center will prioritize applications that advance the College’s strategic priority of affirming the centrality of students through the creation of dynamic learning opportunities. The fellowship project may be completed during the fellowship term or become an on-going or occasional feature of the Center’s future efforts.

This is a part-time appointment, roughly the equivalent of one day per week.  In addition to the Fellowship Project, CPPS Fellows are required to participate in Fellowship Meetings, CPPS Programming, and CPPS leadership events and CPPS Board of Advisors meetings on an occasional basis. Individuals selected for the fellowship will be released from one course in either the fall or spring semester and receive $4,000 in additional pay.  Funds will be made available to the fellowship recipient’s department to compensate for the course release and they will have access to additional funds for programming, materials or travel expenses related to the fellowship project.  Fellows are selected by the CPPS Director in conversation with the relevant Division Chair and with the approval of the Academic Dean.

Those interested in being considered for this position should submit a letter of interest directly or by email to the CPPS Director, Mark Justad, by March 1st, 2016.  The letter of interest should include one’s reasons for seeking the fellowship, indication of relevant interests and experience, and an initial description of a project to be undertaken during the fellowship.

It is anticipated that the selection process will be completed by March 15th, 2016.

Questions should be directed to Mark Justad at extension 2853 or by email at

2008-2009 CPPS Faculty Fellow:  Kyle Dell, Political Science, Environmental Studies

2009-2010 CPPS Faculty Fellow:  Sherry Giles, Justice and Policy Studies, Community Studies

2010-2011 CPPS Faculty Fellows: Karen Hayes, Psychology; David Hammond & Jack Zerbe, Theatre Studies

2011-2012 CPPS Faculty Fellow: Jeff Jeske, English

2012-2013 CPPS Faculty Fellow: Nancy Daukas, Philosophy

2013-2014 CPPS Faculty Fellows: Naadiya Hasan, Sociology; Julie Winterich, Sociology and WGSS

2014-2015 CPPS Faculty Fellows: Dave Limburg, German; Vance Ricks, Philosophy; Lavon Williams, Sports Studies

2015-2016 Faculty Fellows: Krista Craven, Justice & Policy, Thomas Guthrie, Anthropology; David Hildreth, Education; Holly Peterson,

   Geology; Christine Stracey, Biology