Associate Provost for Faculty Development

Associate Provost Natasha Kolchevska

Virginia Scharff is Distinguished Professor of History and Director of the Center for the Southwest at the University of New Mexico. Her scholarly publications include 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).

She is Women of the West Chair 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.







Final Reports for AY 2015-2016 Study Abroad Allocations Committee Award Recipients

Faculty awarded AY 2015-2016 Study Abroad Allocations Committee funds are required to submit a Final Report by September 30, 2016. For Program Development Awards, the report should summarize the outcomes of the development effort, including the status and list of next steps for the proposed faculty-led program. For Study-Abroad Awards, the report should include metrics to measure outcomes (e.g., number of students who participated, credit hours generated, final per-student cost, total program cost) and student evaluations. 

Faculty with AY 2015-2016 Study Abroad Allocations Committee Awards who do not submit their report by September 30, 2016 will not be considered for AY 2016-2017 Awards.


Request for Proposals: AY 2016-2017 Study Abroad Allocations Committee

The Associate Provost for Faculty Development has formed the AY 2016-2017 Study Abroad Allocations Committee (SAAC).  The committee membership is shown below. 

  • Christine Sauer (Economics and International Studies, Committee Chair) sauer@unm.edu
  • Maryam Ahranjani (Law School)
  • Ronda Brulotte (Anthropology and LAII) 
  • Manon Robyn Côté (LAII)  
  • Szu-Han Ho (Art/Art History)
  • Annette Mares-Duran (GEO)
  • David Wright (GEO) 

The SAAC is requesting proposals for small grants to support faculty-led Study Abroad Programs for AY 2016-2017.  The deadline for submitting the proposals is October 3, 2016, by 5:00 PM MDT.  Please find the RFP with detailed instructions here.

The SAAC is also requesting proposals for small grants to support the development of new study-abroad components to enhance established or proposed new courses.  Course development should be completed before the beginning of AY 2017-2018 with the study abroad component of the course anticipated no later than August 2018.  The deadline for submitting the proposals is October 3, 2016, by 5:00 PM MDT.  Please find the RFP with detailed instructions here.


Budget guidelines can be found here.

Successful proposals will be announced by late October.

The University of New Mexico Global Education Office has additional information relevant to international activities: http://geo.unm.edu



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