SAIL 2013: Call for Pre-proposals
Deadline: April 12, 2012
In a pre-proposal, faculty are invited to suggest:
- a broad topic that would invite cross-disciplinary inquiry and inform the development of advanced-level, liberal arts coursework
- an international site that would promote a unique understanding of the topic and offer local expertise and resources to enrich the seminar, and
- a cross-disciplinary leadership team of three who would design and lead a seminar on this topic at this site.
For a detailed example of a full seminar design, read about the 2012 seminar, Considering Animals in Washington, DC.
Instructions for 2013 Pre-Proposal
- Prior to submitting a pre-proposal, talk with the faculty development liaison on your campus, ACM Project Manager Cara Pickett, and/or ACM Vice President John Ottenhoff to test your idea, see if the topic and site seem appropriate, and receive helpful advice for developing a competitive pre-proposal.
- Determine the members of your three-person leadership team. A team should include one person each from the natural sciences and math; arts and humanities; and social sciences. Your campus' faculty development liaison can help you identify potential faculty if you have difficulty forming a leadership team.
- Complete the online pre-proposal form. You must submit your pre-proposal through the online form by the April 12 deadline. No other typs of submission will be accepted. Please note, the pre-proposals must be completed and submitted in one sitting; you cannot save your work. You may want to compose your answers first in Word (paying attention to word limits), then paste them into the online form.
- Awards will be made based on the quality and potential of the topic and site and some demonstration of the feasibility of such a seminar. Do not address budget or logistics, since they will not be a factor for pre-proposal selection.
- The Selection Committee will review pre-proposals by early May and invite 3-5 full proposals. Those invited to submit a full proposal will be asked to elaborate on their ideas according to the detailed parameters outline in the SAIL overview.