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Changes in Chautauqua for 2015

 

The National Science Foundation has not funded any of the Chautauqua Short Course Centers since 2007.  Several centers including the University of Dayton Center will offer a limited number of courses in 2015. The fee structure must cover all course expenses including some items previously subsidized.  While expenses vary from course to course, they may include course director stipend and travel, handout preparation, facilities, participant refreshments, field trip van rental including insurance and gas, parking, admissions to sites, boat rental and office expenses. Each course will have an application fee and a course fee. At the Dayton Center the application fee is $100. The application fee is returned in full if an appointment is not possible. Note: At the Dayton Center in the last four years of 51 courses listed, 46 of them met quorum and ran, that is, 90% ran as scheduled. Once an appointment has been made, the application fee is nonrefundable. The course fee is $195 for most courses; field courses have a higher fee that varies depending on course needs for participants in the field. Optional reduced-rate lodging is not included in the course fee. Faculty may submit an application for one or more Dayton courses on line on this site, and then send a check by regular mail for the application fee(s). The check should be made out to "Chautauqua Program" and mailed to

Dr. George K. Miner
Chautauqua Field Center
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-2314

At Dayton we expect to make appointments by March and at that time request payment of the course fee, which varies by course. The course fee is given in each course description on this site. At the Dayton Center we typically identify some lower cost optional lodging for participants. Details are given with appointments.

Early application is encouraged. We will make decisions on whether or not a course will run based on the number of applicants. We expect to make these decisions by March, but would prefer to do so earlier. Thus early applications increase the likelihood that a given course will be offered. In addition, this gives appointees a longer time to plan their travels, and perhaps increases their chance of a lower cost airline ticket if they are flying. Also applicants are urged to request their institutional financial support for the course immediately. In most institutions the chances of funding are greater early in the academic year. 

 


 

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