Grant Application Deadline - March 1, 2021 Research on Excellence and Innovation in Teaching and Learning
The College of Health and Human Sciences is pleased to announce a request for pilot proposals addressing Research on Excellence and Innovation in Teaching and Learning for the 2021-2022 academic year. Proposals that utilize evidence-based approaches to address one or more of the following priority areas are requested:
- Teaching Effectiveness Framework Applications:
a. Outcomes of applying any of the seven Teaching Effectiveness Framework domains. These outcomes may include preliminary evidence on feasibility, the achievement of student learning outcomes, closure of student achievement gaps, link to and evidence of impact on student or peer feedback and experiences, student performance in follow-on courses, and other results related to TEF domains application.
b. Pilot evidence of best practices in the application of the Teaching Effectiveness Framework (TEF) in the annual review process, to support professional development efforts, and to provide a basis for faculty mentoring in the area of teaching excellence. Outcomes may include the feasibility of goal setting related to the TEF, the impact of goal setting on student learning outcomes, preliminary evidence of model framework for unit head-faculty annual goal setting, evaluation, and mentoring, or additional outcomes related to supporting faculty’s teaching effectiveness.
- Inclusive Pedagogy: Evidence of the influence Inclusive Pedagogy practices have on student learning outcomes. These outcomes may include evidence of achievement of student learning outcomes, closure of student achievement gaps, student or peer feedback, student performance in follow-on courses, or additional outcomes related to adopting Inclusive Pedagogy practices in the teaching learning environment.
- Innovative use of technology to support student learning: Innovative approaches to the application of technologies designed to improve teaching effectiveness and student learning (outcomes can include evidence of achievement of student learning outcomes, closure of student achievement gaps, student or peer feedback, student performance in follow-on courses, etc.).
Eligibility: All faculty involved in classroom teaching across any format (virtual, f2f, hybrid, lab) are eligible to apply as individuals or teams.
Deadline: March 1, 2021 How to Apply
Applications and Guidelines
Applications are due by March 1, 2021. Please submit applications via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should not exceed eight pages in length (not including cover page and references). All sections must be double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, with 1” margins. Proposals that do not meet these formatting guidelines will not be reviewed.
Required Sections of the Application
Cover Page (1 page)
• Title of the proposal
• Applicant Name(s) and Email Address(es)
• Name of Departments/Schools involved
• Signature from the Applicant (s)
• Signature from the Department Chair/School Director
Description of Proposed Research (6 pages)
Describe the proposed project, addressing the following points:
• What priority area(s) are being addressed?
• What are the specific aims of the project?
• What is the significance and impact of the proposed project?
• How will the project be carried out? What are the methodologies to be used? Where will the project be conducted? Who beyond the applicant(s) might be involved?
• What outcomes are expected from this project?
• What are the teams specific plans for agencies that can provide funding to continue the work described?
• What contribution will this research make to the University’s goals of developing evidence-based strategies to mentor and measure teaching effectiveness?
Project Plan and Milestones (1 page)
Provide a project plan and timeline for the year of funding. Include all anticipated major activities and critical milestones.
Budget and Justification (1 page)
Provide a line-item budget and a brief justification of anticipated project costs (maximum of $3000). University cost-accounting principles must be followed. A signature of the department head or school director indicates that an administrative department budget review has occurred.
References (2 pages)
Please cite references.
An ad hoc committee comprised of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs, the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, one tenure-track, one non-tenure-track faculty member, and a University Distinguished Teaching Scholar will review the applications and recommend proposals for funding. Final funding decisions will be made by the Dean.
Number of Awards Granted
The college anticipates supporting 2 pilot proposals in the 2021-2022 academic year. The maximum allowable budget is $3000.
Criteria for Awards
• Significance and innovation of the proposed work.
• Coherent and achievable plan and milestones.
• Fit with the CSU Teaching Effectiveness Framework and the application of evidence-based teaching methods.
• The degree to which this research will advance the institutional goals for mentoring and measuring excellence in teaching.
Awardees will be expected to share the outcomes with colleagues in the college and with the University at-large, where possible, via workshops presented in collaboration with The Institute for Teaching and Learning or other units. Funding will be available July 1, 2021 and must be expended by June 30, 2022 – no extensions will be approved.
2021-2022 Teaching and Learning Pilot Grant Recipients
Co-PIs: Ashley Harvey, Ph.D. (HDFS), Rodolfo Valdez Vasquez, Ph.D. (CM), Meara Faw, Ph.D. (Comm. Studies). How Teaching Teams Can Use Canvas Tools For Student Outreach.
Co-PIs: Leann Kaiser, Ph.D. (SOE), Kalpana Gupta, Ed.D. (SOE), Tobin Lopes, Ph.D. (SOE), and Kelly McKenna, Ph.D. (SOE). Lessons From Teaching in a Pandemic: An Examination of Shifts in Instructional Methods.