|Funding available for curriculum development retreat|
The Office of Instructional Development is making grants available to academic programs and departments conducting curriculum development retreats. The most useful and productive program development occurs when there’s a mechanism for collective conversation around student learning goals, pedogogy and curriculum design. These retreats are intended to serve that purpose by providing opportunities to bring faculty together to analyze, discuss, and develop curriculum across their program or department. So, if you have a grad program in need of attention or are trying to figure out the implications of the new ES program for your department and your majors, this funding can help advance those necessary conversations.
An academic department or program may request a maximum of $500. Funding will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for qualifying departments until the available funds are exhausted. Funds awarded may be used for food (consistent with University guidelines), duplicating, and/or faculty stipends for pre-retreat organization, retreat facilitation, or data analysis. The funding will expire June 30, 2008.
To apply for retreat funding, please submit a one- or two-page memo that includes a proposed retreat agenda and budget, as well as a narrative description of both. Also include a letter of support from the chair (unless the chair is submitting the proposal). Inquiries and applications should be directed to Anne Kelsch at email@example.com You may also be aware of funding available through the Provost’s office for assessment retreats (information available from Joan Hawthorne at firstname.lastname@example.org ). If you are working on both curriculum development and assessment activities, please consider applying for both: the same application can be submitted to both offices and both offices should be informed on the dual application.
-- Ann Kelsch, Director, Instructional Development, email@example.com, 777-3325