The Instructional Development Council (IDC) is accepting applications for Teaching Enhancement Grants, through support from the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, to provide funding for professional development activities or projects that lead to the improvement of teaching skills or the development of innovative teaching strategies. Thus, this grant is not designed to support the acquisition of content for a course(s), but is specifically targeted toward pedagogy (i.e., the teaching talents, methods, and abilities of the instructor). The Instructional Development Council issues two calls for Teaching Enhancement Grant proposals each year, one in the fall and one in the spring.
Now in its third year, the Online and Hybrid Program Development Grant seeks applications from campus leaders who wish to develop or re-furbish online or hybrid programs or suites of courses. This grant is for you if you wish to:
- Launch a new online or hybrid program
- Refurbish an existing online or hybrid program
- Increase the coherence between the online, hybrid, and face-to-face environments within a program
- Instill best practices in a “common thread” of courses which serve a curricular requirement, such as writing emphasis courses or labs, across multiple programs.
Check out the grant’s homepage for more information, including the application form. You may also wish to see the applications from previous recipients on the FAQ page. The deadline for proposals is March 13, 2020.
The Sustainability Teaching Development Grant provides monetary support for professional development activities or projects that lead to the infusion of sustainability into any aspect of teaching, including classes, labs, field work, and/or undergraduate independent research/study. The Sustainability Committee sponsors this grant. Please contact Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Check out the FULL GUIDELINES: https://www.uwgb.edu/catl/grants-calls/teaching-enhancement-grant/
All full-time faculty, lecturers and teaching academic staff whose primary responsibility is teaching for the academic year in which the proposed activity or project takes place. Priority will be given to requests submitted by individuals who have not received Teaching Enhancement Grant funding within the last 12 months. Please contact CATL at email@example.com or the IDC at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about eligibility.
Up to $1,000 may be awarded. Expense reimbursements for Fall TEG awards must have final approval by June 1st. Expense reimbursements for Spring TEG awards must have final approval by December 1st. Funds can be used to cover eligible expenses (defined below). Funding can be requested for a second year, but the total amount awarded for a single project (or related parts of the project) cannot exceed $1,000.
The Teaching Enhancement Grants program is designed to support professional development activities that will enhance a faculty member’s teaching skills or result in the development of innovative teaching strategies. Examples of the types of activities funded by this grant program include:
- Developing materials or testing innovative teaching methods to enhance student learning.
- Developing learning activities and teaching strategies for service learning projects.
- Conducting workshops designed to enhance general teaching effectiveness.
- Participating in professional development activities, such as workshops, seminars, or intensive short-courses designed to improve teaching.
- Testing innovative classroom assessment techniques.
- Developing or implementing a course-based assessment strategy with the aim of improving student learning.
- Conducting scholarly investigation related to teaching.
- Conducting scholarly research that clearly enriches teaching in a specific way.
Eligible Expenses Include:
- Reimbursement for supplies and expenses to support the development of innovative teaching strategies, ensuring that the creation of these strategies require time/resources that are above and beyond the typical or expected teaching load
- Travel costs to attend a conference or workshop explicitly focused on improving teaching skills/abilities
- The purchase of scholarly books or periodicals specifically related to teaching improvement
- Honorarium for invited workshop speaker or guest
Ineligible Expenses Include:
- Faculty stipends for any purpose
- Travel costs to attend a conference or workshop not designed specifically to improve teaching (i.e. a discipline specific conference where one might gain additional knowledge on a topic, but specific teaching skills/abilities are not the focus)*
- Funds for course field trips, guest lecturers, or supplies or equipment to be used by students or faculty in classrooms or labs
- Funds for activities that are more appropriately funded by budgetary units
*The IDC recognizes that many discipline-specific conferences do offer sessions and workshops on teaching/pedagogy related to their field. If funding is sought after to attend such a conference, the applicant must specifically state in the application which sessions, workshops, etc. would be attended and how those relate to their teaching skills and/or the development of innovative teaching strategies.
The Teaching Enhancement Grant provides monetary support for professional development activities or projects that lead to the improvement of teaching skills or the development of innovative teaching strategies. All full-time faculty, lecturers and teaching academic staff whose primary responsibility is teaching for the current academic year are strongly encouraged to apply!
TEG applications are due April 30, 2018
Note: This Spring’s grants will fund Summer and Fall projects. The funding deadline will be December 1, 2018. (Another call for applications will be due in October to fund Winter and Spring projects).