Recognizing the close connection between effective teaching and intellectual and professional stature, the College encourages and expects scholarly or creative activity among its faculty. Since teaching is the clear emphasis at Cornell, faculty members are expected to devote appropriate time and energy to this aspect of professional activity. In sum, faculty must attend to current developments in their field as they pertain to their pedagogical activities.

The institution recognizes that scholarly and creative activities inside and outside of Cornell College are valuable to the individual faculty member involved and to the College as a whole. The College therefore both desires and fosters such activities and is pleased to share these opportunities with the faculty.

Guidelines for internally funded Cornell College faculty development proposals:

Caple
-For faculty development in history or psychology

Gaarde-Morton Junior Faculty Award

-Annual award to a tenure-track faculty member in his or her first four years at the College

Fund for Course Development

-Support for course development

Emil and Rosa Massier Award in the Social Sciences

-Support for scholarly, creative, or curricular projects in the social sciences

McConnell Travel Fund 
-Support for faculty travel

McConnell Travel Fund - second call 
-Support for faculty travel

Mildred Eubanks Carstensen

-To support the development of interdisciplinary or linked courses the award winner intends to teach within the following two years

Ringer Distinguished Professorship

-Three-year faculty appointment to recognize and support excellence in teaching and scholarship and outstanding service both to the College and the community

Sabbatical Leave and Campbell McConnell sabbatical support

- Call for Sabbatical Leave
- Campbell McConnell sabbatical support 

Small Distinguished Professorship

-Two-year faculty appointment to recognize and support excellence in teaching and scholarship and outstanding service both to the College and the community

Thad and Josie Eubanks Award
-supports the development of interdisciplinary off-campus McLennan Center courses.

Cornell Summer Research Institute (CSRI) 

-Student-faculty collaborative research for the summer of 2019 through the Cornell Summer Research Institute

Howard and Doris Troyer Faculty Award

-Support for a faculty member's major scholarly or creative project