Summer 2021

Proposals

Faculty members are invited to work with Academic Computing Services (ACS) to develop and submit proposals to design and implement a course, substantial course module, or new pedagogy that will be significantly enhanced by the purposeful application of technology. Proposals will clearly identify the faculty member’s desired outcomes for student learning and articulate needs (e.g, time, assistance, hardware, and software). The specified course should be one that is scheduled to be taught in the coming academic year, with preference given to those likely to be taught regularly thereafter. Funding amounts will vary depending on the needs.

A review committee will consider proposals and approve fellowships based on a combination of feasibility, available resources, and anticipated impact. Proposals with high impact (e.g, courses reaching a large number of students, likely to be offered on a recurring basis, or core to a particular department’s or program’s offerings; or pedagogies used in several classes) will be favored. An attempt will be made to distribute awards in different disciplines. The review committee will be comprised of the Associate Dean of the Faculty, the Faculty Director of Teaching Development, and the Director of Academic Computing Services.

Implementation

During the summer, fellows will partner with experts in ACS and a trained student technologist dedicated to this program. ACS will facilitate a progression through the steps required to implement the project, tailoring the curricular design and specific technologies to the course and to the faculty member’s desired outcomes for student learning. Fellows will also meet together as a group, along with ACS partners, three times during the summer.

Throughout the delivery of the newly-designed course or pedagogy, ACS experts will be on hand to support implementation and to assist with measuring outcomes. After implementation, the fellow will participate in a session to share learnings with faculty colleagues and discuss the extent to which the process and technologies applied were successful in realizing the desired outcomes and might be applicable to others. This may be part of a Talking About Teaching session, a Pedagogy in Action workshop, or another forum.

Anticipated costs

  • Summer faculty curricular development stipend: $2,000 for a single applicant; $4,000 total for a proposal from two or more applicants.
    Other possible costs: (maximum $3,000)

    • Hardware, software
    • Travel for site visits
    • Consultant stipend

The total amount of an award will not exceed $5,000 for an individual applicant or $7,000 for a group. If more funding is needed, please consult with the Dean of the Faculty or the VP for Computing & Information Services.

Proposals are due April 5, 2021.