|Gen ed model project proposals sought|
In support of the gen ed task force’s effort to create more campus-wide intentionality about general education, the Office of Instructional Development is making available a targeted Model Projects program (two- or four-week projects) for faculty who want to develop or redevelop “model” courses, focusing explicitly on general education, and addressing identified needs. By the conclusion of the project, courses should be ready to be offered within either the current gen ed program or the proposed new program. Funding of $3,000 for four-week projects or $1,500 for two-week projects may be requested.
Course projects can focus on any of the following:
• quantitative reasoning;
• information literacy;
• creative thinking;
• global social-cultural diversity;
• U.S. social-cultural diversity;
• capstone courses (addressing at least two of the proposed gen ed goals).
Applicants should commit to the following:
• attendance at a May 15 “Focus on Course Development for General Education” luncheon;
• completion of course project work by the end of June (project funds need to be expended by that date);
• participation in a June luncheon, date to be announced;
• participation in an August “show and tell” session with other faculty engaged in model course development;
• participation in a Gen Ed Summit in Fall 2007.
Submit an application to the Office of Instructional Development, following the format for “Summer Professorship” applications that’s posted on the OID website (posted under “Funding for Faculty”). For full consideration, applications should be received by April 30.
-- Joan Hawthorne, Assistant Provost, Provost Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-4684