TEACHING & LEARNING GRANTS (2014-2015)
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND ONLINE SUBMISSION
Description: T&L grants are intended to foster creative approaches to teaching and learning by promoting collaboration, pedogogical experimentation, and reflection. Preference is given to projects with a strong potential to benefit teaching beyond a given classroom or virtual learning space. The projects of grant recipients are showcased each fall in the annual T&L Forum.
- developing new course or new materials for existing course, with preference given to innovative General Education and interdiscipinary courses
- converting face-to-face to online format
- converting lecture format to experiential, inquiry-based, team-based, or problem-solving format
- developing "high-impact" practices in General Education classes
- developing pedagogies suitable for TEAL (technology-enhanced active learning) classrooms such as studioUM in Hill House
- incorporating technology and digital tools in new and existing classes
- Nature, scope, and objectives of proposed project. Should include a statement of the significance of the project; the basic ideas, problems, and/or practices to be researched; and the implications for teaching and learning at the University of Montevallo.
- Methodology and timeline. Some may prefer to present timeline in tabular form. It is expected that the project will be completed by the end of the award period.
- Dissemination Plan. Should include a detailed and convincing plan for involving the campus community in the funded project and/or for transmission of findings in the form of workshops, faculty seminars, etc.
- Budget. Should include an itemized project budget.
2. Current short CV (no more than 5 pages).
3. For research involving human or animal subjects, a statement of approval is needed from Human and Animal Subjects Research Committee/Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. See Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects website for additional information. IRB research applications need to be submitted to Jenifer Moore, Chair, by March 1. You can contact her with questions at email@example.com.
1. Applications are reviewed by faculty from each college. Limit use of jargon and discipline-specific terminology (insofar as possible).
2. Reviewers will take into account the clarity, coherence, and completeness of the application. Be as clear, specific, and detailed as possible.
3. Reviewers will want to see that the project has been thought through and can be completed within the stated timeline.
4. Reviewers will want to see a thoughtful and realistic dissemination plan.
*Please Do NOT consider the application process complete till you receive an e-mail confirming your submission within 24 hours from firstname.lastname@example.org*