The Institute is committed to engaging with the faculty of the college and with the broader scholarly community. We offer a variety of seminars dedicated to analyzing and understanding the importance of both historical and contemporary texts, issues, and debates relevant to public affairs. St. Olaf faculty are also encouraged to pursue Collaborative Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (CURI) projects or apply for a variety of grants through the Faculty Life Committee with Institute support.
We are proud to support additional faculty-led efforts as needs arise to enhance or expand extracurricular activities on campus. For example, on Nov. 8, 2017 the IFC collaborated with the St. Olaf Nursing Department to host a dinner for faculty and guests from Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital prior to a panel discussion on interdisciplinary teamwork in end-of-life care. If you or your department have special requests in need of support, please contact IFC Director Edmund Santurri.
Other faculty initiatives are currently in development, including the creation of a program to bring post-doctoral scholars to campus.