|OID On Teaching seminar on applying for summer funding |
The next On Teaching Seminar, which takes place Tuesday, Feb. 10, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union, is for those interested in applying for a Summer Instructional Development Professorship (SIDP). SIDPs provide a salary stipend of $3,000 and are designed to allow faculty to work full time on instructional development for four weeks during the summer. The Professorships support work that goes beyond normal course development and has the potential to improve the quality of teaching at UND. Summer Instructional Development Professorship proposals are due by noon March 2, and are reviewed by the Faculty Instructional Development Committee (FIDC). More information is available at the OID Web site (http://www.und.edu/dept/oid/funding_sidp.htm)
This year SIPD proposals that focus on engaged learning in the classroom and pedagogies of student engagement will be given preference. Many studies show that student engagement correlates strongly with learning. The more deeply students are involved with the subject matter, the teacher, and with their fellow students, the more likely they are to achieve at higher levels. Good practice in this regard encourages active learning, student-faculty contact, and cooperation among students, and there are strategies of engagement that fit every class and every learning outcome. This seminar is designed to help people develop their ideas around such engagement strategies and get feedback on potential SIDP projects. Participants in the Creating Significant Learning Through Integrated Course Design Workshop (Feb. 5) may find this seminar a helpful step towards getting support for summer work on their course design project.
To register and reserve a lunch, please call Jana Hollands at 777-4998 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 6 at noon.
-- Anne Kelsch, Director, Office of Instructional Development, email@example.com, 701-777-4233