Student Scholarly Experiences

Student Scholarly experience will support students conducting a scholarly or creative project under the supervision of a faculty or staff member over the summer. This could involve a faculty member supervising a student-inspired creative project or scholarly project. Alternatively, students could conduct scholarly work that would support the college’s academic mission or a faculty members scholarship.

Examples of the first could include a writing project, the creation of an artistic project, or an independent investigation of scholarly activity. These types of projects include what is supported under the Stephen W. Woodworth ’54 Fisher Center Fellowship or other humanities, arts and social sciences projects which fall outside the scope of the mentored research opportunities. Examples of the second category could include collaborating with faculty or on a scholarly project which supports the Seneca Review or the Center for Teaching and Learning, or supporting a faculty member conducting a literature review for an upcoming book.

While students may apply for a scholarly project with any faculty/staff supervisor, the following faculty and staff have already shared ideas for potential opportunities.

  • Geoffrey Babbitt: Seneca Review: Seneca Review Editorial Assistantship
  • May Farnsworth: Spanish: Teaching Spanish to young children  Researching feminism, theatre, and literature in Latin America/Spain
  • Christina Houseworth: Economics: Geneva 2030 Data Team
  • Jennifer Nace: Library: Information By Design
  • Susan Pliner: CTL: Educational Research, Development, and Analysis
  • Maggie Werner: Writing and Rhetoric: The Year of the Karen

Selected participants will spend eight weeks of their summer on campus while meeting with their faculty supervisor weekly. The start date vary with the project and will be worked out in conjunction with the faculty supervisor. Students receive housing on campus and a weekly stipend of $500. Each student is required to produce a short written summary of their research and present a poster at the Summer Research Symposium during Parent and Family Weekend.


Think of a scholarly project that would engage you for eight weeks. Contact potential faculty or staff members who might have the expertise to supervise such a project to discuss the details of the planned projects. Alternatively, contact a faculty and staff member in a field of your interest and ask if they have any projects which could use your scholarly support.

Complete the Application which will ask for both project description and a plan for accomplishing your goals over the eight weeks.  You will need to list the name of the faculty supervisor in the application.  You should only do this if they have already agreed to serve in this role.

Deadline for student applications: March 14, 2022 at 11 p.m.

Students will be notified of placement in late-March.