Application Due Date: February 18, 2015
Anticipated Date of Notification: May 8, 2015
Funding Period: August 1, 2015 - June 15, 2016
Spending Period: August 1, 2015 - April 30, 2016
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) Scholars Grant is a collaborative effort between the Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching & Learning (CETTL) and the Office of Research & Grants (ORG). This grant program is to be used to implement or evaluate an aspect of the Central Six. This grant program supports Transformative Learning by encouraging a continuum of research, creative, and scholarly activities in all disciplines.
Examples of four of the most common types of SoTL questions in research:
What is possible?
Recipients (both Pl and co-Pl) of SoTL Grants will be required to be part of a two-semester SoTL Scholars Learning Community (SSLC). This SSLC will meet once every three weeks at a time agreed upon by all participants. The meetings will occur from August 2014-May 2015, beginning with an awards luncheon at the beginning of the academic year. If you receive a SoTL Grant you will have to commit to attending the SSLC. More details HERE.
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 or contact Dr. Jody Horn, Asst. Director, CETTL at 974-2543 or email@example.com.
The goal of SoTL Scholars 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:
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 Grant will typically follow Principles of Good Practice in SoTL
Increase student abilities to problem solve.