Scholarly Activities at FHSU
Fort Hays State University recognizes that faculty members are teachers and
scholars. Thus, this institution supports scholarly activities to a degree
that is uncommon among state-funded regional universities. By applying for
reassigned time, faculty members can periodically reduce their semester teaching
load in order to complete projects. Travel
funding for academic conferences is available as well. The Faculty
Development Fund, overseen by the Office of the Provost, provides money that is used to supplement the travel funding offered at
the departmental level. As a result, many FHSU faculty members routinely present
their work at international and national conferences. And finally, the FHSU
Graduate School supports faculty and student scholarship through a variety
of grants, monitors research activities, and assists faculty members who
are interested in securing external funding through its Office of Scholarship and Sponsored Projects.
Five peer-reviewed journals are hosted at FHSU and faculty are supported through competitive grants from the university's Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) office in the Office of Scholarship and Sponsored Projects, as well.
Written by Dr. Tim Crowley
Dean of Graduate Studies and Research