Interactive Learning Space Teaching Grant
Faculty members holding tenure track or academic year contract appointments in any unit of the University may apply for an Interactive Learning Space Teaching and Research Grant for AY 2013-2014. Support includes faculty development sessions exploring engaged learning pedagogy, assistance with course redesign, assistance with creating and placing course materials online, assistance with scholarship and research design from Research and Academic Effectiveness, and training in use of technology in the learning space.
TEACHING GRANT RECIPIENTS WILL RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING:
During Summer 2013
- $1000 stipend for course redesign
- Support in course redesign
- General assistance with scholarship and research preparation
During AY 2013-2014
- Mentorship from current ILS faculty member
- Use of one of the new Interactive Learning Spaces for teaching a redesigned course (spring 2013 and fall 2014)
- Membership in the Interactive Learning Space Faculty Learning Community
During Summer 2014
- $1000 stipend for production of research manuscripts, presentation proposals, and/or grant applications as appropriate
TEACHING GRANT RECIPIENTS AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:
- Participate in a faculty development program designed to (1) prepare them to use the space, equipment, and technology, and (2) assist them in redesigning their course to focus on application of content as well as methods that promote student interaction and engaged learning.
- Produce scholarship regarding their use of and/or experience with the Interactive Learning Space. The type of scholarship produced will be determined by faculty members’ disciplines and/or contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). In preparation, they will complete CITI certification and the IRB proposal process.
- Participate in research implemented by the Office of Educational Excellence including, but not limited to, observation of faculty members’ use of space during instruction as well as surveys and/or interviews of faculty members and students enrolled in the courses.
- Participate in presentations to colleagues about their experience with the Interactive Learning Space (faculty development, course redesign, course implementation, resulting scholarship) and be willing to serve as mentors for future Interactive Learning Space Initiative participants.
During the review of applications, strong consideration will be given to applicants who
- Demonstrate a commitment to adapting their teaching style to focus on learner-centered instruction.
- Teach their course in both fall and spring semesters or are able to teach one section of the proposed course in the Interactive Learning Space and a second section in a traditional learning space during the same semester.
The selection committee will also strive to choose courses from a cross-section of disciplines.
Twenty-eight faculty representing all colleges were selected to participate in the Interactive Learning Space Initiative for AY 2012-2013. They will serve as mentors for the AY 2013-2014 cohort.
Are you interested in seeing an ILS classroom in action? Please consult the Spring 2013 ILS Classroom Schedule for courses and class times.
Questions? Contact Kathleen Jacobi-Karna in the Office of Educational Excellence.