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Grants of up to $12,500 are available on a rolling basis throughout the year to individual faculty members who have had little-to-no direct experience using technology in their teaching, but who are still eager to learn and wish to explore technology-based pedagogies in transformative ways.
These are start-up funds aimed at encouraging LSA faculty who rarely use technology in their teaching to gain experience and skill in the use of technology for instruction. Although potential projects could include adoption of new information technology for a course or within a department or discipline, these Teaching Transformed Grants are primarily meant to help faculty gain skills and confidence so they can ultimately change their teaching in additional future courses beyond the specific course in the proposal.
In addition to the possibility of a $5,000 faculty stipend ($2,500/year for two years), the grant provides funds to support the costs of initiating an effort to use instructional technologies in teaching undergraduate courses. The rest of the funds may go toward hourly wages for graduate student and undergraduate assistance, as well as any equipment, if appropriate. LSA TS will also provide staff assistance, certain software and applications, basic programming assistance, and, when appropriate, year-long loan of certain equipment.
Conditions on the availability of these funds include:
Proposals should be clear about the nature and significance of the project’s impact on undergraduate teaching and student learning. Proposals should describe:
Strong encouragement is given to faculty who wish to explore new instructional technologies and gain new skills, even when they are not fully confident that the venture will succeed. The committee reviewing proposals welcomes efforts to extend the frontiers of teaching with technology, even while it supports the implementation of proven technologies. Preference is given to proposals that clearly illustrate how the Teaching Transformed grant will develop the instructional technology skills of faculty members so that they may successfully apply those in classes and make ongoing contributions to undergraduate instruction in the College after the funded project is successfully completed.
Please note: Proposals for Teaching Transformed Grants must include a letter of support from the faculty member’s department chair or program director, addressing the need of the faculty member to receive additional professional development, as well as the impact of the project 0n the department/curriculum. The letter can be uploaded with the proposal form or sent directly to Monika Dressler (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Up to $12,500 for two years, with the possibility of a $5,000 faculty stipend ($2,500/year for two years).
Among the items that may be included in the budget request are:
Items that require significant rationale to clarify exceptional circumstances:
Items that may not be included in the budget request are:
Decisions on Teaching Transformed Grants are usually made within one month of submission.
To ensure a successful proposal, faculty applicants are encouraged to work with one of the college’s instructional technology consultants when developing their proposal. Consultants can assist faculty in learning about options, organizing ideas, refining the grant application, planning project implementation, creating assessment strategies. To arrange a consultation, faculty can contact: