Request for Proposals

Request for Participants: ACUE Course in Effective Teaching Practice

The Committee on Teaching and Learning is recruiting participants for the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) Course in Effective Teaching Practices program; a series of online modules. These are high quality and professionally produced with well-known experts in our field.

Instructional Faculty and Staff can earn $1000 for completion of 11 online modules; one at orientation then five during the fall 2018 and five during the spring 2019 semesters. They will run every two weeks for ten weeks in the fall and spring with an hour long f-2-f meeting on the last Friday of each session to debrief and share what you learned. These mandatory modules were selected based upon ACUE survey responses (n= 57) from a couple of weeks ago. There will also be two in-person sessions presented by an ACUE representative occurring right after this spring’s Solar grade deadline, where one module will be completed, and just before the start of the fall semester.

To apply, please send a statement of interest (50 words or less) to Applicants will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis until the 30 available slots are filled, so please apply as soon as possible. We are seeking an equitable representation from the four colleges.

Endorsed by the American Council on Education, ACE certification will be awarded to recognize educators who complete 25 of the Course in Effective Teaching Practices modules. Completion of 14 additional online modules is included in the attached schedule if you choose to obtain certification. Please Visit ACUE course website to learn more.

Inclusive Excellence Mini-Grants

Application for Inclusive Excellence Mini-Grants (.doc)
Mini-Grant Guidelines (pdf)

The Inclusive Excellence Committee is committed to fostering endeavors to continue to make our campus a diverse, inclusive and equitable community. The purpose of Mini-Grants Action are to help integrate diversity, social justice, and educational quality efforts and embed them into the core of our academic mission and institutional functioning.

Funding Amounts:
Typical grant awards for individuals are expected to range up to $750.00, while awards for collaborative, multi-disciplinary or cross-departmental projects may be up to $2,000.

Faculty, academic staff, university staff, and administrative units are invited to submit proposals. Students can be involved in group or collaborative projects but cannot be sole applicants. Additionally, the min-grant only supports projects, programs, and/or activities held on campus.

To Apply:
There is no deadline for submitting proposals during the academic year, however, funding is limited and will be disbursed on a first-come, first-served basis. Mini-grant proposals must be submitted to at least one month before the proposed event date. 

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End of the Year Miniconference on Teaching  & Learning: Preparing a Well-Rounded Student

Friday, May 4, 12:00 - 3:30 p.m., Galbraith Room

The Committee on Teaching and Learning is soliciting proposals for its annual end-of-year mini-conference. This year, the theme of the mini-conference will be Preparing a Well-Rounded Student.

The institutional objectives of Social and Personal Responsibility, Communication and Reasoned Judgment begin with general education and transcend disciplines. We are asking for proposals on how you teach, assess and/or emphasize these concepts. Please consider attending (especially with some of your students) to highlight your successful classroom practices.

Please submit your proposals (of 150 words or less) to by Thursday, April 12th at noon. Indicate if you will need a 20 –minute individual or 30-minute panel session.

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