Faculty Technology and Information Literacy Integration
Course Development Grants
Deadlines for Applications: May 2, 2014
In support of the recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on Integrating Open Educational Resources and Residential Learning, Library & Information Technology, through the support of the Office of the Provost, invites faculty members to submit proposals for information and/or digital literacy course design or redesign projects centered around open educational resources. A summer stipend of $4,000 will be awarded to faculty who are planning to work in the summer of 2014.
This grant provides the opportunity to integrate established teaching methods with current technologies in order to enhance student learning and engagement. Awards will be made for either new course development or modification of existing courses. New courses must be approved by appropriate curricular committees.
Library & IT is committed to supporting faculty development of a range of projects that integrate inquiry, pedagogy, and technology. Note that the emphasis of this grant project is on open educational resources and course development initiatives, not equipment acquisition.
Types of activities
Possible types of proposal include:
- the creation of an open textbook in an ebook format to be used by students and shared with the wider academic community without barriers.
- establishing a collection of open course materials to be used in your teaching and shared with the wider academic community without barriers.
Grant recipient(s) will partner with an instructional technologist and a librarian during development and implementation. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis. Maximum grant amount is $4000 for faculty stipend. Funds for most projects are expected to be used by September 2014.
Please email the proposal to Tracy Hower (firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 2, 2014. Provost’s Council will select proposals for funding and notify the applicants if their grant has been approved. Please contact Matt Gardzina, Director of Instructional Technology (email@example.com) or Kathleen McQuiston, Director of Research Services and Information Literacy (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions regarding the grant or the application process.
Requirements for Proposals, Course Redevelopment
Please include all of the following sections in your proposal. We appreciate submissions that do not exceed three pages double-spaced.
- A brief description of the content of the course as it is currently offered or will be offered.
- A brief description of the proposed project and how using open educational resources will benefit your teaching and student learning.
- A statement about how you intend to leverage an instructional technologist and librarian in your project.
- A proposed work plan including an estimate of the number of days or weeks to be devoted to the project during summer 2014.
- A written commitment to teach this course in the 2014-2015 academic year and at least one more time within the 2015-2016 or 2016-2017 academic year.
- The endorsement of your department chair.
- A listing of any course development funds for this course received in the past 5 years and if you have been granted course development funds this year.
Applicants are requested to list all summer commitments. Other employment, including summer school, contractual summer stipends, or other stipends awarded by the Faculty Development Committee (including research grants) may impact funding. The Committee will consider time demands associated with other summer commitments and the impact those time demands may have on the ability to complete the project within the two-month period.
Grant recipients agree to give a presentation at a future Library & IT event in order to share information about course goals and technology developments and are asked to consider opening their classrooms to visiting faculty during teaching exchange days.