The Archbishop Mitty Faculty Grant Program is designed to support the professional development of faculty at Archbishop Mitty High School. A primary goal of this program is to enhance the Catholic identity of AMHS through education and development of faculty as active ministers of the Gospel. In addition the program exists to promote the academic expertise of faculty. Growing as a minister and as a teacher requires faculty committed to engaging in experiences and academic investigations that enhance the faculty member's skills, knowledge, and teaching methodologies.
To promote the ongoing professional development of its teaching staff, Archbishop Mitty sponsors the Faculty Grant Program. The program is successful to the degree that faculty members grow to be individuals who teach as Jesus taught and who prepare young men and women to be agents of change in our world. The successful Archbishop Mitty educator empowers young men and women to develop as intellectually competent, just, faith-filled, respectful leaders.
Program Description and Budget
The Archbishop Mitty Faculty Grant Program funds individualized professional development activities of the faculty.
Grants are funded for both individuals and groups. Grants can be departmental or interdepartmental. Projects may be undertaken on site or off site.
Preference is given to grant proposals that adhere to the following criteria:
1. Priority is given to projects that support the Catholic identity of AMHS.
2. Priority is given to projects that directly impact student learning in a programmatic manner, e.g. curriculum development.
3. Priority is given to those projects that have the full support of the related academic departments.
4. Priority is given to those projects that are collaborative in nature.
5. Priority is given to those projects that employ technology in the classroom.
Process of Approval
Applications and the application process are described in detail on the school's internal web resource, Compass. Faculty grant requests are submitted to the Associate Principal. The Associate Principal then consults with the Principal to determine whether or not a particular grant is adopted in whole or in part.
1. Grants consist of stipends for teacher time, as well as funding for all expenses related to the project. Stipends are paid when the final report is submitted and approved by the Associate Principal. Expenses can be paid through submitting purchase order forms to the Business Office during the project.
2. Grants are funded as stipends up to $30.00 per hour to a maximum of 120 hours or $3,600.00. Grants are awarded in toto or in part.
3. Expenses such as consultants, related travel, and materials/equipment are limited to $1,200 per person and $2,200 per grant in addition to the faculty stipend. Consultant fees, travel costs, and material/equipment costs may be funded in toto or partially.
4. Grants should not replace application to other sources of funding, e.g., The National Endowment for the Humanities.
5. Grants are not applied to those traditional in-service opportunities budgeted through the departments or the Associate Principal, e.g., attendance at subject area specific conferences and seminars.
1. Applications must be complete.
2. A final project report must account for all moneys expended.
3. A final report must be submitted to the Associate Principal at the end of the grant period.
4. Stipends are paid upon receipt of the final report by the Associate Principal.
5. Grant recipients can expect to be asked to summarize the results of their project to the faculty and staff assembled.