Faculty Development and Support

We support the work of faculty in health research.

The Scholarship, Publication and Interdisciplinary Research Collaborative (SPARC), founded by Dr. Elizabeth Cohn in July 2015, encourages and support faculty with a deep interest in research and publication. Our popular “Methods in a Minute” program supports Adelphi faculty seeking to learn novel methods and build interdisciplinary partnerships and research capacity through short lectures and networking events.

SPARC Initiatives

Campus Connect

The Faculty Research Forum and CHI Town Hall is conducted in collaboration with Anne Mungai from the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education. Once per month during the academic year, faculty share research and innovation, make connections and learn about the activities of each school and of CHI.


Faculty Senate Committee for Research and Scholarship

The charge of the Faculty Senate Committee for Research and Scholarship is:

  • to collect definitions, criteria and or models for scholarship across the University from the Unit Peer Review Committees, Deans and other sources
  • to review scholarship models that are used at other institutions (noting themes, perspectives on peer-reviewed publications, etc.), reporting back to the Faculty Senate
  • to offer guidelines or strategies to help support faculty scholarship at the University to the Faculty Senate.

SPARC collaborates with the committee on various projects and initiatives to support faculty research and scholarship on campus.


CHI Summer Scholars

To promote innovation and build interdisciplinary research capacity, CHI invites faculty from all schools and departments were apply for Summer Scholars scholarships. 5 faculty in 2014 and an additional 12 in Summer 2015 were selected from all departments across the University based on their programs of research, level of interest and willingness to share their knowledge with colleagues. additional scholarships have been made possible through a partnership with the National Institute for General Medical Sciences.


Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

Sponsored by CHI and hosted by University Libraries, ICPSR is an international consortium of more than 700 academic institutions and research organizations, it provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community. ICPSR is a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. This includes 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields. ICPSR’s educational activities includes intensive courses in research design, statistics, data analysis, and social methodology. ICPSR also leads several initiatives that encourage use of data in teaching, particularly in undergraduate instruction.


Biostatistical and Statistical Support/Grant and Article Copy Editing

CHI provides statistical and editorial support to full-time faculty for power analysis, statistical design, consultation on data analysis, proofreading and copy editing.  Faculty wanting to take advantage of these services should contact CHI staff directly.