2019 CTL-QEP Innovative Teaching and Development Grants

Proposals to support teaching innovation and group development of new approaches/techniques related to improving instruction and learning are being solicited. Awards range from $2000-$5000 based upon scope and the number of faculty involved. Multiple awards will be made based upon the quality of applications and availability of funds.

10 grants awarded to promote innovative teaching

Professors from nine disciplines were awarded CTL-QEP Teaching Innovation Grants to support new approaches to instruction and learning in a team environment. In total, faculty received $47,653 for the development and execution of their proposals.

QEP Essay Contest

Two essay contests are open to all UAB students, with cash prizes totaling $7,000. Be creative, be reflective, be serious or funny — but give us your thoughts on your experiences learning in team environments at UAB. Submission deadline is Nov. 17.

Three new QEP fellows named

Anthony C. Hood, Ph.D., Jenelle Hodges, Ph.D., and Annetta Dolowitz are the newest fellows added to the office of the University Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). These UAB faculty will join four other QEP Fellows in helping to deliver educational content that will include presenting seminars and interactive workshops, providing peer mentoring with faculty who want to enhance their courses, and developing other activities to enhance the QEP.

Campuswide council to advise, report on QEP progress

A new advisory council has been created to provide cross-campus feedback on the progress of the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) with representation from all UAB academic schools and colleges, student government, faculty senate and some administrative units.

Students use bacteria to create art that reveals the masterstrokes of science

This class illustrates a new approach to instruction and learning in a team environment — the key element of the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan — and this work is partly funded by a CTL-QEP Teaching Innovation and Development Award which was used to purchase new equipment, such as a camera to document the results.

6 grants awarded to promote teaching innovation

Professors from six disciplines were awarded Teaching Innovation and Development Awards to support new approaches to instruction and learning in a team environment. In total, faculty received $22,850 for the execution of their proposals.

Dickinson is new QEP director

Dale A. Dickinson, Ph.D., an associate professor in the School of Public Health, has been selected as the director for UAB’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), “Learning in a Team Environment.” Dickinson begins this position on May 1.