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.
CATL will be moving into its new space on the 4th floor of the Cofrin Research Center Building (Cofrin Library). As a soft launch, we’d love our friends from around campus to join us for light-hearted fun as an opportunity to get acquainted with the space and re-acquainted with our services!
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CATL has collected a number of resources to help instructors and academic staff foster a safe and inclusive environment for all students on our campus. In light of the discussion surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the xenophobia, discrimination, fear, and bias that pervades its portrayal in the media, we hope to support and encourage instructors to consider these pedagogical strategies and responses should they happen in your classes or in interactions with students.
Inclement weather, natural disasters, or other emergencies may lead to an extended loss of class time. CATL has put together some resources that may help you in planning for the inability to meet in person, and how you may continue to speak with students, guide their learning, and collect assignments and assessments.