2014 Making Learning Visible Ipad Mini Grants
To support faculty documenting effective teaching in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Course Inquiry Project
Applications due April 15, 2014
SPACE IS LIMITED!
| Teaching university-level courses is a form of serious intellectual
work that can be as challenging and demanding as discovery research.
When teaching is undertaken as a form of inquiry into the impact a
course has on student understanding, the quality and depth of this work
can be revealed through writing that reflects the relation between the
process of teaching and its results.
Daniel Bernstein, University of Kansas
|The Making Learning Visible inquiry project development series offers faculty the opportunity to produce evidence of teaching effectiveness that goes beyond IDEA survey results. Findings can be used as evidence of scholarly teaching in promotion and tenure reviews. Six (6) sessions this fall, 2014 and 3 sessions in spring 2015 will take selected faculty through the process of creating and implementing a classroom inquiry project. Faculty will present a session about their project to their department, school or college and place a course portfolio documenting the inquiry on a CAFE maintained website to share with colleagues at UAA and beyond.|
We know your time is valuable and want to reward committed faculty who are willing to take the time to investigate and share effective teaching practices with their colleagues. Faculty who complete the process, i.e., posting their portfolio on the CAFE website (see below) will receive a new iPad Mini. Participation is limited.
All UAA faculty are eligible to apply, with the understanding that you must be able to:
Priority (in order) will be given to faculty who have:
- Attend all nine MLV sessions: Fall 2014 Dates: Spring 2015 Dates TBA.
- Introduce, document, and assess the results of a new instructional strategy in at least one course during the spring 2015 semester.
- present a session about your MLV inquiry portfolio to your department, school of college.
- Create a course inquiry portfolio and post it to the MLV Blackboard site by March 17, 2015.
1) participated in the MLV book group but not yet implemented a project;
2) been introduced to MLV (e.g., Tech Fellows, CCEL, Information Literacy Partnership, Team-Based Learning, Sustainability Across the Curriculum) and are ready to begin the portfolio creation process;
3) completed a portfolio in the past;
4) no prior MLV experience.
Please submit electronically up to two (2) pages in response to the following questions along with your basic information to email@example.com by 5pm on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
- UAA phone #
- Email Address
- Department/Program/Faculty Status
Answer the following three questions (in under 2 pages)
(Applications due by 5 pm Tuesday, April 15, 2014; Awardees will be notified by May 6, 2014)
- Summary of MLV Project you are considering.
- Prior participation in SoTL/Making Learning Visible (If yes, please describe)
- Project Timeline