iPad Academy 2013

iPad Academy is a year-long OIT-funded program designed to equip, inspire, enable, and assist faculty in exploring iPad uses for both in and out of the classroom. Over the last two years, faculty that have participated in the program have discovered many innovative ways to integrate the iPad into their respective faculty work. Now is your opportunity to participate! Applications are now being accepted for the iPad Academy 2013 cohort.

iPad Academy participants are selected through a blind peer-reviewed application process. Faculty accepted into the program will receive the current generation iPad and accessories. The program begins with an initial 3-day workshop on May 15th - 17th that will prepare faculty to effectively integrate the iPad into teaching and other faculty work. Participants continue to collaborate online and in follow-up meetings during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Applications for iPad Academy are due by April 12th, 2013.

iPad Academy Expectations

Participants in the iPad academy will be expected to complete the following activities, and must indicate agreement to these expectations as part of the application process:

  • Fully participate in the 3-day iPad Academy workshop.
  • Develop a plan for integrating the iPad into at least one Fall 2013 course and other faculty duties.
  • Attend iPad Academy follow-up sessions (at least 2) during the 2013-2014 school year.
  • Regularly contribute to the iPad Academy Blog site.
  • Be willing to share iPad integration experiences and ideas with the broader UCO community through various venues.
  • Review proposals for iPad Academy 2014.

Note: The iPad Academy is limited to full-time UCO faculty who have not previously participated in the program.

Proposal Review

iPad Academy applications will be blind peer-reviewed.  Applications will be scored according to overall quality as well as level of creativity and innovation in regards to a) facilitating instructional goals with the iPad, b) using the iPad to support research/service activities, and c) using the iPad increase productivity.

Proposal Guidelines (500 words or less)

Please address the following questions in your application:

  • What instructional goals or objectives do you hope to facilitate with the iPad? (Please include specific examples or scenarios specific to courses you are currently teaching or will be teaching next Fall.)

  • How do you envision the iPad assisting you in your research and/or service activities?

  • How do you expect the iPad to increase your productivity?

The iPad Academy workshop will occur May 15th, 16th, and 17th, 2013.

iPad Academy Applications are due by April 12th.  Selected participants should be notified by April 22nd.

Submit iPad Academy Application

*Tip: It is recommended that you compose your responses in a word processor, and then copy/paste your responses into the online application form.