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2015 Teaching Innovation Awards: Call for Applications

Applications for the Teaching Innovation Award for the 2014-2015 academic year are now being accepted. This award recognizes the effort put forth by faculty who have redesigned their courses or introduced new courses, using new methods or innovative approaches to applying the research on learning to the practice of teaching. It is intended for courses taught in Fall 2013, Spring 2014, or Fall 2014. Examples of innovations include new learner-centered pedagogical practices and/or the incorporation of new technology into course design, with an emphasis on how these innovations improved or facilitated student learning.

This year the TLC will recognize up to five faculty members with this award. The recipients of the award will receive $1,000. The award is not a reimbursement grant, but rather a monetary prize to recognize faculty achievement. Awards will be presented at a luncheon reception. Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, March 6, 2015. Additional information and application materials

Teaching and Learning Center 2014 Teaching Innovation Awards Recipients

Dr. T.H.M. Gellar-Goad, Teacher/Scholar/PD Fellow, Classical Languages
Dr. Lynn S. Neal, Associate Professor, Religion
Dr. D. Stokes Piercy, Assistant Teaching Professor, Communication
Dr. Jeremy Rouse, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Dr. Ron Von Burg, Assistant Professor, Communication

Dr. Jennifer Collins, Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives and Professor of Law, presented the awards at an April 30 luncheon held in the recipients’ honor. This award recognizes the effort put forth by faculty who have redesigned their courses or introduced new courses, using new methods or innovative approaches to applying the research on learning to the practice of teaching.

2014 Teaching Innovation Award Recipients

Dr. Lynn S. Neal, Dr. D. Stokes Piercy, Dr. T.H.M. Gellar-Goad, Dr. Jeremy Rouse

2014 Teaching Innovation Awards

Dr. Ron Von Burg

The Teaching Development Fund

The Teaching Development Fund offers financial support of up to $1,500 per academic year to assist faculty in enhancing their teaching skills or in developing innovative teaching projects. The Fund may be used to attend teaching-related workshops and conferences, or to purchase materials that will benefit teaching and improve student learning in their classes. Requests should clearly delineate how the project will enhance teaching and learning, and have a clearly laid-out budget. The Fund will not be awarded if the proposal focuses primarily on the research, writing, and artistic activities of faculty members. The Fund will not pay for books, student labor, student field trips or guest speakers. For these requests visit the provost’s office funding opportunities here.

For more information on the Fund and how to apply, download the instructions here: Teaching Development Fund 2014-15.

Office of the Dean of the College

Funding opportunities listed on the website of the Dean of the College.

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Office of the Provost

A comprehensive list of international funding opportunities, service opportunities, and similar resources by the Office of the Provost.

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