Administered by the Center for Teaching Excellence, Reflective Practice Project
Funded by the Office of the Provost
Submission Deadline: 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2016
Notification by: Friday, October 21, 2016
The purpose of the Cross-Disciplinary and Department Teaching Circle Mini-Grants is to support Teaching Circles, by helping them to achieve clear, well-defined outcomes which will enhance the teaching skills of its members or add to the Teaching Circle’s knowledge of the scholarship of teaching and learning. Outcomes could include changes in syllabi with a supporting rationale based on reading and discussion in the Teaching Circle, a presentation based on work done by its members, a publication which grows 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.
While the rewards of participating in a productive Teaching Circle are many, these mini-grants recognize the hard work involved and add monetary resources, albeit small, to help achieve the desired outcomes.
Grants may be used for:
Grants may NOT be used for:
The maximum award is $500. The reviewers may award less than what the Teaching Circle has requested.
Any Department or Cross-Disciplinary Teaching Circle may apply. Applicants must have registered their Teaching Circle with the Reflective Practice Project. Grant proposals will be awarded up to 20 points in each of the following categories for a maximum of 100 points:
The October 7, 2016, submission deadline is firm. Please submit an electronic copy of your proposal, in Word format, to Heide Witthöft (email@example.com) by 4:30 p.m.
The Reflective Practice Co-directors will evaluate the proposals and select those that are to be funded. Awards notification will be on or before Friday, October 21, 2016.
The grant work will need to be completed during the 2016–17 AY. The Teaching Circle should provide a brief description of the Teaching Circle accomplishments for inclusion in the printed program for the Reflective Practice Recognition Dinner (April 27, 2016) and the CTE website. A final report (approximately 250 words) describing the specific outcomes of your project is expected by April 14, 2017. The report should be submitted electronically (in Word .doc format) to Dr. Stephanie Taylor-Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Heide Witthöft (email@example.com).
Any work associated with the Mini-Grant must be completed during the 2016-2017 academic year. The Teaching Circle will need to provide a brief summary report of the outcomes of their Mini-Grant project for inclusion in the printed program for the Reflective Practice Recognition Dinner on April 26, 2017 and on the CTE website. This report (200-250 words) is due by April 14, 2017. Specific instructions will be sent out in late March 2017. The report is to be submitted electronically in Word format to Heide Witthöft.
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