JACKSON, Tenn. – March 2, 2010– In a new series of podcast interviews, Union University faculty members who have taken recent research leaves talk about their work and how their research enhanced their scholarship and teaching.
Faculty research leaves are a component of Union’s faculty development program, which provides resources for faculty members to spend time away from the classroom pursuing research projects.
“The Christian intellectual tradition is a stream, and we need to encourage our faculty to step into it,” said Barbara McMillin, associate provost and dean of instruction. “Don’t be on the shoreline. Step into it and be a contributing scholar in your discipline.”
The podcast interviews are designed to show how many different ways the research leave can be used. In recent years, some faculty members have traveled the world to conduct research, while others have stayed close to home and used the time away from their classrooms to read and reflect on future projects.
Among the podcasts already produced are interviews with:
More interviews will be posted as additional faculty members complete their leave time. The podcasts are available at www.uu.edu/centers/faculty/faculty/researchleave.cfm.