Associate Provost for Faculty Development
Virginia Scharffis Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Distinguished Professor of History and Director of the Center for the Southwest at the University of New Mexico. She has published numerous books including Taking the Wheel: Women and the Coming of the Motor Age (1991); Twenty Thousand Roads: Women, Movement, and the West (2003), two textbooks, Present Tense: The United States Since 1945 (1996); and Coming of Age: America in the Twentieth Century (1998); Home Lands: How Women Made the West (coauthored with Carolyn Brucken, 2010); and the edited volume, Seeing Nature Through Gender (2003). Scharff's most recent book, The Women Jefferson Loved (2010) was named a New York Times "Editors' Choice."
She was Beinecke Research Fellow in the Lamar Center for Frontiers and Borders at Yale University (2008-9), and is Chair of Western Women’s History at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles, and a Fellow and Executive Board Member of the Society of American Historians. She was President of the Western History Association for 2008.
Scharff served as co-curator of “Home Lands: How Women Made the West,” an exhibition sponsored by the Autry National Center, which opened in Los Angeles at the Autry in April, 2010 and traveled to the Missouri History Center, the Museum of New Mexico, and the Gilcrease Museum. She is also the author of four mystery suspense novels, written under the name of VIRGINIA SWIFT: Brown-Eyed Girl (2000), Bad Company (2002), Bye, Bye, Love (2004), and Hello, Stranger (2006). She is at work on an exhibition and book about the Civil War and the West.
Final Reports for AY 2013-2014 Study Abroad Allocations Committee Award Recipients
Faculty awarded AY 2013-2014 Study Abroad Allocations Committee Awards are required to submit a Final Report by September 30, 2014. The Final Report should include metrics to measure outcomes, such as how many students participated, what was the fee per student, etc.
Faculty receiving AY 2013-2014 Study Abroad Allocations Committee Awards who do not submit their report by September 30, 2014 will not be considered for AY 2014-2015 Awards.
Request for Proposals: AY 2014-2015 Study Abroad Allocations Committee
The Associate Provost for Faculty Development has formed the AY 2014-2015 Study Abroad Allocations Committee (SAAC):
- Edl Schamiloglu (Electrical and Computer Engineering, Committee Chair)
- Robyn Cote (LAII)
- Paul Edmunds (GEO)
- Matias Fontenla (Economics)
- Miguel Gandert (IFDM)
- David Wright (GEO)
The SAAC is requesting proposals for small grants to support faculty-led Study Abroad Programs for AY 2014-2015. The deadline for submitting the proposals is October 1, 2014 5:00 PM MST. Please find the RFP with detailed instructions here and budget guidelines here.
The SAAC is also requesting proposals for small grants to support the development of new study-abroad components to enhance established or proposed courses. Course development should be completed before the beginning of AY 2015-2016 with the study abroad component of the course anticipated no later than August 2016. The deadline for submitting the proposals is October 1, 2014 5:00 PM MST. Please find the RFP with detailed instructions here.
Successful proposals will be announced on or about October 15, 2014.
The University of New Mexico Global Education Office has additional information relevant to international activities: http://geo.unm.edu.