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The Center for theAdvancement of Teaching & Learning

Teaching Enhancement Grant

Information

The Teaching Enhancement Grant provides monetary support for professional development activities or projects that lead to the improvement of teaching skills or the development of innovative teaching strategies. Thus, this grant is not designed to support the acquisition of content for a course(s), but is specifically targeted toward pedagogy (i.e., the teaching talents, methods and abilities of the instructor). The Instructional Development Council issues two calls for Teaching Enhancement Grant proposals each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. Funds must be expended before the end of the fiscal year.

Eligibility

All full-time faculty, lecturers and teaching academic staff whose primary responsibility is teaching for the current academic year are eligible to submit proposals. Priority will be given to requests submitted by individuals who have not received Teaching Enhancement Grant funding within the last 12 months.

Amount

Up to $1,000 may be awarded, but funds must be expended before June 30 of the current academic year. Funds can be paid as a stipend or to cover eligible expenses (defined below). Funding can be requested for a second year, but the total amount awarded for a single project (or related parts of the project) cannot exceed $1,000.

Purpose

The Teaching Enhancement Grants program is designed to support professional development activities that will enhance a faculty member's teaching skills or result in the development of innovative teaching strategies. Examples of the types of activities funded by this grant program include:
  • Developing materials or testing innovative teaching methods to enhance student learning.
  • Developing learning activities and teaching strategies for service learning projects.
  • Conducting workshops designed to enhance general teaching effectiveness.
  • Participating in professional development activities, such as workshops, seminars, or intensive short-courses designed to improve teaching.
  • Testing innovative classroom assessment techniques.
  • Developing or implementing a course-based assessment strategy with the aim of improving student learning.
  • Conducting scholarly investigation related to teaching.
  • Conducting scholarly research that clearly enriches teaching in a specific way.
Eligible Expenses Include: Ineligible Expenses Include:
Faculty stipends to support the development of innovative teaching strategies, ensuring that the creation ofthese strategies require time/resources that are above and beyond the typical or expected teaching load Faculty stipends to support typical or expected teaching load
Travel costs to attend a conference or workshop explicitly focused on improving teaching skills/abilities Travel costs to attend a conference or workshop not designed specifically to improve teaching (i.e. a discipline specific conference where one might gain additional knowledge on a topic, but specific teaching skills/abilities are not the focus)*
The purchase of scholarly books or periodicals specifically related to teaching improvement Funds for course field trips, guest lecturers, or supplies or equipment to be used by students or faculty in classrooms or labs
Honorarium for invited workshop speaker or guest Funds for activities that are more appropriately funded by budgetary units

*The IDC recognizes that many discipline-specific conferences do offer sessions and workshops on teaching/pedagogy related to their field. If funding is sought after to attend such a conference, the applicant must specifically state in the application which sessions, workshops, etc. would be attended and how those relate to their teaching skills and/or the development of innovative teaching strategies.

Submission Process

*Please note that this grant is currently closed*

Proposals should not exceed four pages (double-spaced, 12-point type), not counting the Cover Sheet. Proposals must include:

  1. A completed Proposal Cover Sheet with original signatures submitted in paper form to the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, ATS (intercampus mail) or dropped off at the office, IS 1144. This is the only place the applicant's name should appear.
  2. The following items need to be sent electronically to Jennifer Lanter, Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, at catl@uwgb.edu.
    • An unsigned Proposal Cover Sheet
    • A completed Itemized Budget Form
    • A project description
    • A description of the project's goals, including an explanation of how the project relates to teaching enhancement. Specific examples are required.
    • An implementation time line for the project.
    • A conference or workshop brochure (i.e., official description of the event), if applicable.

Note that under open records regulations successful proposals will be available for review by request to the CATL Office.

Files

Questions

Contact Jennifer Lanter, CATL, at lanterj@uwgb.edu

Fall 2014 Winners

Please join the Instructional Development Council and Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning in congratulating the following faculty and staff on receiving Fall 2014 Teaching Enhancement Grant awards.

Christin DePouw

Christin DePouw

Assistant Professor, Education
Award for: Research on White Student Racial Identity Processes and Effects on Teaching and Learning


Heidi Fencl

Heidi Fencl

Associate Professor, Natural & Applied Sciences
Award for: Research on Flipped and Blended Physics


 Catherine Henze

Catherine Henze

Associate Professor, Humanistic Studies
Award for: Improved Shakespeare Teaching: Attendance at Shakespeare Association Meeting


Patricia Hicks

Patricia Hicks

Instructional Program Manager, Adult Degree
Award for: Assessing e-Portfolios to Improve Learning in the Integrative Leadership Studies (ILS) Capstone Course


Sarah Meredith

Sarah Meredith

Professor, Music
Award for: Hosting Masterclass Teacher and Guest Pedagogue Professor Don Simonson Workshop


Eric Morgan

Eric Morgan

Assistant Professor, Democracy & Justice Studies
Award for: Imagining the Past: Integrating Immersion Games into the U.S. and the World Classroom


Rebecca Nesvet

Rebecca Nesvet

Assistant Professor, Humanistic Studies
Award for: Hosting: Into the Archives: A Pedagogy Workshop with A. Reid Barbour


Megan Olson-Hunt

Megan Olson-Hunt

Assistant Professor, Natural & Applied Sciences
Award for: Attendance of Joint Mathematics Meetings


Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz

Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz

Associate Professor, Humanistic Studies
Award for: Pedagogy & Teaching Translation - Attendance of ALTA


Sawa Senzaki

Sawa Senzaki

Assistant Professor, Human Development
Award for: SoTL Project and Attendance of Society for the Teaching of Psychology Annual Conference


Alison Staudinger

Alison Staudinger

Assistant Professor, Democracy & Justice Studies
Award for: Presentation on Deep Reading at the 2014 ISoTL


Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges

Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges

Associate Professor, Human Development
Award for: Assessing e-Portfolios to Improve Learning in the Integrative Leadership Studies (ILS) Capstone Course




Spring 2014 Winners

Alison Staudinger

Alison Staudinger

Assistant Professor, Democracy and Justice Studies
Award for: Attendance at 2014 American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference


Illene Cupit

Illene Cupit

Professor, Human Development
Award for: Attendance at Conference of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC)


Vicki Medland

Vicki Medland

Bio Diversity
Award for: Licenses of ISpring Pro


Rachel Russell

Rachel Russell

Assistant Professor, Public and Environmental Affairs
Award for: Attendence at ESRI Education GIS Conference