The Andrew W. Mellon Center for Curricular and Faculty Development is designed to enhance academic excellence throughout the IWU campus.  Its resources and facilities offer support to the campus faculty as they pursue their work as teachers, scholars and curricular innovators.  Mellon Center programs encourage reflective discourse and the sharing of views and experiences among faculty, as they relate to issues involving the theory and practice of teaching, course development, academic program design, and scholarly inquiry. 

The Associate Dean of Curricular and Faculty Development (AD) holds administrative responsibility for coordinating the University general education program, May Term, the Writing Center, and university-wide writing programs.  The AD is deeply involved in all university initiatives concerned with enhancing the strategic assessment, planning and development of curriculum, diversity, globalization, and sustainability, and student/faculty research. 

Because the activities and programs involving faculty development and curricular innovation are inextricably linked, the Associate Dean provides faculty with multiple levels of support for professional development and programmatic curricular innovation and administers travel and internal grants involving scholarly activity and curricular development, programs, and faculty leaves.


May Term Co-Curricular Calendar draft

May Term Photo Contest

Contact the Mellon Center:

CLA, 3rd Floor

Main Desk: (309) 556-3760
Fax: (309) 556-3408

Julie Lappin: (309) 556-3751 or

Staff List