Teaching Innovation and Development Awards
DEADLINE EXTENDED to 11-11-2013
Proposals to support teaching innovation and group development of new approaches/techniques related to improving instruction and learning are being solicited. Most funded awards will focus on an instructional theme; however, one award may be made available if a proposal not related to the theme is considered exceptional. Awards range from $2000-$5000 based upon scope and the number of coordinated faculty involved.
Teaching innovation, like research, requires resources and effective dissemination of discoveries to realize implementation of beneficial changes in practice and student outcomes. These competitive awards provide both funding and professional recognition for faculty to conceive and implement creative new approaches to teaching.
A request for proposals will be announced in the fall semester via campus-wide communications with a submission deadline of November 1.
Applications will be reviewed and scored by a group comprised of members from the CTL Advisory Committee and recipients of the President’s Award for Teaching Excellence.
A committee convened by the offices of the Vice-Provost for Student and Faculty Success and the Vice-President for Information Technology will select award recipients from the high-scoring applications. Award recipients will be notified of their selection at the beginning of spring semester.
Proposal Merit Considerations:
Applications will be evaluated based on feasibility, potential impact on student learning or teaching effectiveness, innovation, and fit with the competition theme. This year’s theme is the QEP topic “Learning in a Team Environment.” Proposals must demonstrate the department or school/college has the technological resources to support the project, or that this support can be provided by the Center for Teaching and Learning.
- Principal investigator must be a full-time, regular faculty member.
- Completed proposal template with a clear statement of outcome to be evaluated.
- Award recipients must present their summary findings to a faculty audience within 18 months of notification of award.
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