|FIDC offers additional funding opportunity for ES model projects|
In response to the need to develop courses for the new Essential Studies (ES) program, the Faculty Instructional Development Committee (FIDC) has made available additional funding for the ES Model Projects program. Proposals must be submitted electronically and sent as an e-mail attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org . These electronic submissions are due by noon Tuesday, April 22.
The ES Model Projects program is for faculty who want to develop or redevelop “model” courses, focusing explicitly on Essential Studies Learning Goals and addressing identified needs. By the conclusion of the project, courses should be ready to be offered within the ES program. Funding of $3,000 for four-week projects or $1,500 for two-week projects may be requested. All faculty are eligible to apply (GTAs and visiting professors are not eligible). Faculty must commit to spending two or four weeks of full-time summer work on their projects, focusing on a course or courses to be offered the following academic year.
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 ES goals).
Applicants should commit to:
◦ attendance at a “Focus on Course Development for Essential Studies” luncheon on May 2;
◦ participation in an August “show and tell” session with other faculty engaged in model course development;
◦ participation in an Essential Studies Summit in Fall 2008.
Additional information on the program, including the application guidelines and the evaluation criteria that will be used by the FIDC, are available on the OID web site at http://www.und.edu/dept/oid/funding_modelprojects.htm To discuss ideas and draft proposals before submitting a final proposal, contact Anne Kelsch at email@example.com or 777-4233.
-- Anne Kelsch, Director, Office of Instructional Development, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4233