The purpose of the Cross-Disciplinary and Departmental Teaching Circle Mini-Grants is to support the productive work of teaching circles, leading to clear, well-defined outcomes which will enhance the teaching skills of its members or add to the group's knowledge of the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Outcomes could include modified syllabi based on readings and discussions that occurred in the teaching circle, a presentation based on work done in the teaching circle, a publication which grew out of the work of the teaching circle, or other appropriate outcomes.
The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), through the Reflective Practice (RP) Project, has encouraged and supported the organization of teaching circles for many years. Mini-Grants may be used for various purposes: i.e., to invite a speaker who is an expert in a specific field, to receive training in a teaching-related competency area, to cover the cost of books and other materials that are not readily available through the IUP library, to fund travel to a conference to present teaching circle outcomes, or to share findings with colleagues in a formal setting, like a departmental retreat. Mini-Grants may only be used for activities, resources, and/or materials that will benefit all members and fit the specific goals of a particular teaching circle. Mini-Grant awards may not be used to buy food or beverages, to market specific programs or departments, or to pay non-teaching circle related expenses
2015–16 Call for Proposals — Deadline October 9, 2015 by 4:30 p.m.
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