The Appalachian College Association (ACA) has awarded two members of the Emory & Henry College faculty prestigious fellowships.
Dr. Tal Stanley, chair of the college’s Department of Public Policy and Community Service was awarded a two-semester fellowship. Dr. Shelley Koch, an assistant professor of sociology, was given a one-semester fellowship.
This is a real tribute to these two outstanding faculty members. I don't know of a situation where one institution has received two of these fellowships in the same year. Dave Haney Dean of Faculty
Fellowship funds are paid to the institution, not to the fellowship recipient. For one and two-semester fellowships, the funds help cover the costs of adjunct faculty replacements and other expenses while the fellowship recipient is not teaching. The institution continues to pay the recipient’s salary.
Stanley will be taking his yearlong sabbatical in 2016-17. Koch will be taking her break in fall 2016.
The Appalachian College Association's Faculty Fellowship Program is the longest running program of the ACA. To be eligible to apply for and receive a fellowship, applicants must be full-time faculty members at an ACA institution, have held their current teaching position for at least two years, agree to return to their ACA institution to teach for at least twice the term of the fellowship (a minimum of one academic year), and arrange leave time for the fellowship.