Office of the Dean

Briefing: RFP 2017-18 Langage, Arts & Media Program

April 25, 2017

One item to bring to your attention:

Call for Proposals, 2017-18

LAMP: The Language, Arts and Media Program

Note: Application procedures will be circulated in advance of each deadline

Try One New Thing

Regular-rank faculty in any department or program can apply to work with Language Arts & Media Program (LAMP) faculty in order to experiment with one new kind of classroom activity, one assignment or assignment sequence or revising one course goal, in line with LAMP goals (see below). Each faculty member will receive $1500 in her/his research account, work one-on-one and as a group with LAMP leaders to plan and carry out desired changes, assess their impact and share new practices with the wider community. Collaborative projects welcome.

How to Apply

Proposals should be submitted by May 22, 2017 to Kristen Neuschel (, LAMP Director, and should include:

  • a brief (maximum two-page) narrative that articulates (1) the LAMP area of interest (see below: research as critical evaluation across media, composing across media, public engagement), (2) the teaching problem, challenge or goal related to LAMP, (3) description of course(s) to be developed or adapted, (4) plan for developing the course or/and assignments; (5) anticipated learning outcomes for students;
  • a 2-page CV for each participant

Support for Faculty and Student Initiatives

Faculty or undergraduate students planning symposia or other campus events that support LAMP's curricular goals (see below) may request LAMP co-sponsorship. Applications for sponsorship must include a budget and should explain exactly how the event or programming addresses or reflects LAMP goals. Students must include a letter of support from a faculty advisor. Please apply at least one month before the event in question to LAMP Director Kristen Neuschel,

What is LAMP?

The Duke Language, Arts and Media Program (LAMP) is an undergraduate program focused on building strong, contemporary communication skills in our students. LAMP supports undergraduate courses, faculty workshops, and programming that advance three main learning objectives:

  • Research as critical evaluation across media. Includes teaching students to make informed decisions about different types of sources and the critical consumption of media, such as print, video, audio, images, live performances and social media.
  • Composing across media. Includes teaching students how to create and communicate knowledge across media, including oral presentations, alphabetic text (written essay), audio (podcast), image (photo essay), and video (digital story). LAMP encourages students to learn how to communicate within multiple media forms in order to reflect our 21st century engagements.
  • Public Engagement. Includes helping students understand and gain practice in participatory citizenship through creating and sharing knowledge with publics beyond the classroom.

Made Possible by a Generous Grant from the Bacca Foundation