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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Course Redesign Grant - Incorporating the "Central Six" (Up to $5,000)
Application Due Date: March 14, 2014
Anticipated Date of Notification: May 9, 2014
Funding Period: August 1, 2014 - June 15, 2015
Spending Period: August 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015
Eligibility: Full time Tenure track faculty only. Full time instructors can serve as co-PI.
Eligible for Reassignment Time: Yes (up to 4 hours, cost will be deducted from the award budget)
Eligible for Research Assistants: Yes (up to one FTE, cost not deducted from the award budget)
Review Process: All proposals will be reviewed by external reviewers. To view the evaluation form, click here.
Award Information: 8 to 10 awards expected. The number of awards will depend on the quality of the proposals (evaluated via peer review process by external reviewers who have expertise in the discipline) and the availability of funds.
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Course Redesign Grant is a collaborative effort between the Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching & Learning (CETTL) and the Office of Research & Grants (OR&G). SoTL Course Redesign Grants are intended to encourage UCO faculty to develop and implement novel educational innovations and/or to adapt proven, learning-focused instructional strategies to improve classroom teaching and learning for courses taught at UCO. This grant program will be used specifically to redesign current courses to implement the interdisciplinary components of the ‘Central Six.' This grant program supports Transformative Learning by encouraging a continuum of research, creative, and scholarly activities in all disciplines.
CETTL will be available as a consulting resource (literature review, research methodology, resources, list of scholarly journals and professional conferences, etc.) to assist faculty with proposal development. For additional information, including ideas about the instructional methodology, please contact Dr. Jeff King, Executive Director, CETTL, at 974-5544 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The goal of SoTL Course Redesign Grant is to provide faculty assistance to support the mission and vision of UCO by developing and/or adapting innovative and creative ways to incorporate the six tenets of Transformative Learning into the teaching and learning environment at UCO.
Our Mission - UCO helps students learn through transformative educational experiences, growing productive, creative, ethical and engaged citizens and leaders.
Our Vision - UCO will be one of the nation's top metropolitan universities, serving our community while providing our students the opportunities to achieve their highest level of leadership potential.
Transformative learning is a holistic process that places students at the center of their own active and reflective learning experiences. Projects chosen for funding must provide educational and learning opportunities/benefits for UCO students. Projects must include creative and innovative ways to transform students through:
- Discipline Knowledge
- Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities
- Service Learning and Civic Engagement
- Global and Cultural Competencies
- Health and Wellness.
These grants are also intended to prepare UCO faculty to identify external funding opportunities which would expand their research interests at UCO and in their respective disciplines.
Proposed activities must have 1) intellectual merit and 2) broader impact.
A SoTL Course Redesign Grant will typically:
- Provide the opportunity for students to work in collaboration with faculty to redesign courses incorporating the "Central Six" tenants of Transformative Learning;
- Disseminate results of the project, not only on the UCO campus but to society at large (e.g., publications, presentations, etc.);
- Propose creative and innovative methodology for how Transformative Learning can be implemented as a model for the process of Transformative Learning;
- Clearly list expected learning outcomes;
- Include robust assessment measures for student learning outcomes;
- Advance discovery and understanding in the discipline and the teaching of the discipline;
- Engage community partners and organizations; and
- Increase student abilities to problem solve.
Faculty who have received a grant through the OR&G for 3 consecutive years and have not applied for external funding (private, state, or federal) are ineligible to apply for a 4th year.
Research assistants receive full-time, ¾-time, ½-time, or ¼-time assistantships and are able to work 20 hours, 15 hours, 10 hours, or 5 hours per week, respectively. Assistants are only allowed to work on campus a maximum of 20 hours per week in assistantship positions (RA and/or TA). Faculty is encouraged to split their RA awards into ½-time or ¼-time RAs to increase the number of students engaged in the research project.
The purpose of awarding reassignment time is to provide faculty with time for research above and beyond that available given a normal teaching load. Consequently, applicants cannot be paid overload salary if receiving reassignment time while holding a SoTL Course Redesign Grant award.
Support for the SoTL Course Redesign Grant is a collaborative effort between the Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching & Learning (CETTL) and the Office of Research & Grants (OR&G).
Please note: A one-page progress report is required to be submitted by faculty at the end of the fall and spring semesters during the academic year in which funding is received through the SoTL Course Redesign Grant Program.
If your project requires an IRB or IACUC approval, an IRB or IACUC application does not need to be completed at the time of your on-campus grant application but the IRB or IACUC approval must be obtained before your research project begins.
For more information on the IRB/IACUC application process, visit the website: http://www.uco.edu/academic-affairs/research-compliance/index.asp