This institutional support for faculty offers opportunity and funding for seminars, learning fellowships and sabbaticals. The Institute, in managing these resources, promotes instructional inquiry and faculty leadership, encourages sharing of emerging and ongoing areas of faculty investigation, and advances shared professional learning and growth.
The Institute also provides a variety of in-service opportunities for faculty. Invited consultants keep faculty abreast of current educaitonal thinking and changing student needs. Such guests have included Rob Evans, Michael Thompson, Andrew Gardner, Tony Wagner and Rosalind Wiseman.
Faculty share the learning from each professional development opportunity through discussion, reports and/or presentations.
Teachers apply individually or in groups with specific proposals to address a topic of relevance with a Learning Fellowship. Such fellowships are supported with funding or scheduling as appropriate.
Faculty may apply for grants to fund specific proposals. These grants have supported summer projects and research. Current focus is on Innovation Grants specifically geared to further faculty instructional inquiry and leadership.
Teachers may apply for semester or full-year sabbaticals with proposals that significantly advance the quality of curricular and instructional opportunities for Punahou students.