|Models sought for innovative and best practices in teaching|
Do you have a classroom strategy that works really well to engage students and get them excited about learning? Is there a teaching method or approach that you developed for your students as a result of work on a Bush Teaching Scholars project or some other inquiry into their learning in your class that has been particularly successful? Have you developed class exercises or assignments in creating or reconfiguring a class in preparation for the new ES program that seem to accomplish significant learning around broader learning goals? Or an approach that works really well to teach key concepts or ways of thinking to your majors or graduate students?
We know there are many great opportunities for learning being created by teachers at UND. And we are asking you to let us know about the successful, effective and/or innovative teaching and learning strategies that you have developed for our students. We started gathering these strategies last spring with the intent of both acknowledging this good work and compiling inspiring models for others. We have been sharing them on campus to ground ongoing conversations on best teaching practices (you’ll find last year’s models currently posted to the OID main page). And we also hope that over time this collection might grow into something larger for an audience external to UND.
Full application guidelines are available at the OID website (http://www.und.edu/dept/oid/) and the application deadline is noon on May 15. The Faculty Instructional Development Committee (FIDC) will evaluate the strategies submitted for inclusion and $750 will be awarded to faculty whose projects are selected. As with all FIDC funding, eligible faculty include those teaching full-time or part-time; tenure-track or non-tenure track; adjunct or professorial faculty. If you would like more information, please contact the Office of Instructional Development at 7-3325 or email@example.com
-- Anne Kelsch, Director of Instructional Development, OID, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-4233