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How to Get Involved

How Do Working Groups “Work?” What’s Required?

  • Organizers- Each Working Group needs faculty/staff Organizers from two or more Corridor institutions:
    • At least one must be from Cornell University, Syracuse University, or the University of Rochester.
    • Organizers cannot all be in one locale--all Syracuse (Le Moyne/Syracuse University) or all Rochester (the Rochester Institute of Technology/the University of Rochester).
    • Graduate students cannot be Organizers but may participate in Working Group activities.  
  • Proposing and Hosting Activities- Organizers collaborate to propose, plan and host activities. Note: every activity needs a host campus and a designated Organizer from that host campus (even if remote format). Working Group funding is tied to the host campus specified for each awarded activity.
    • Members (including graduate students) regularly participate but do not submit proposals or plan/host activities.
  • Each New Group selects a Research Cluster for their work: Archives & Media (AM); Digital Humanities (DH); Historical Studies (HS); Humanities Futures (HF); Inequality & Social Difference (ISD); Linguistics, Semiotics & the Study of Language (LIN); Literature, Language & Culture (LLC); Musicology / Performance Studies (MP); Philosophy / Critical Theory (PCT); and Visual Arts & Culture (VAC).
  • Increasing Funding Levels- Once established, Working Groups may apply for higher funding levels to support their activities. They may also propose high-impact Signature Events (e.g., conferences, exhibits, performances), which have a public component and actively involve Working Group members from three or more Corridor institutions.
  • Participating in Activities- An Intra-Corridor Travel Supplement helps bring together Working Group members from different Corridor campuses and helps faculty/academic staff/graduate students attend Corridor activities (workshops, symposia, lectures, etc.) at other Corridor institutions.