Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Call for Proposals:

The Faculty Development Program is offering faculty awards of up to $1,000 in Professional Development Funds to support: dissemination of pedagogical research at a major academic or professional conference and/or attendance of a learning & teaching-centered conference or workshop (for professional development). Funds awarded will be disbursed to departments December 2016 and must be used or encumbered by the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 2017. Proposals are due by December 2, 2016 and submitted electronically at https://goo.gl/forms/sxCjtnkc8L0b5Bcq1

Who?

All faculty including tenure/tenure-track and lecturers.

What sort of funding is available?

Professional Development Funds to defray costs related to attendance of a learning & teaching-centered conference or workshop (for professional development) and/or dissemination of pedagogical research at a major academic or professional conference. The spending of these funds is limited to items listed on the Academic Affairs Professional Development Funds site.

What types of proposals are funded?

This call is for proposals that will further knowledge and best practices around learning and teaching. These small grants can be used to defray the costs of professional development in the area of learning & teaching, or presenting results of research related to pedagogy or best practices in learning & teaching at a professional/academic conference. Proposals may include travel to conferences that are upcoming or have been completed any time this fiscal year (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017). Successful proposals articulate the expected improvement of student learning with reference to current pedagogical thought—whether via reference to scholarly pedagogical literature or by framing within proven successful programs/initiatives, such as the AAC&U LEAP High-Impact Practices, Universal Design for Learning, the CSU Chancellor’s Office Scholarly Teaching ideals, the CSU Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT) program.

How does one apply?

Fill out the Google Form at https://goo.gl/forms/sxCjtnkc8L0b5Bcq1

Who evaluates the proposals, and what criteria are used?

The Faculty Development Advisory Board, comprising faculty, staff, and students, use the criteria found in the rubric to make a recommendation to the Director of Faculty Development.

When are announcements made?

On or before December 21, 2016.

What type of reporting is required?

A brief final written report is required within 30 days of completion or by June 30, 2017 (whichever comes first). Outcomes of the travel, especially an assessment of the instructional/learning impact, and final budget allocations should be included.

How will I know FDEV has received my proposal?

You will receive email confirmation upon filling out the Google Form.