SBCTC Assessment, Teaching, and Learning (ATL) and eLearning and Open Education announce that the Faculty Learning Community (FLC) Grants are now OPEN!
Check out our newly revised grant guidance, and our newly minted Collaborate recording of the webinar we hosted yesterday on the 2015-16 application process!
There is also a Power Point presentation, if you’d like to view the slide deck individually.
Our fiscal guru MIchele Rockwell walks you through access to our online grants management system (OGMS) and the intricacies of creating a budget– listen for her Dr. Suess joke!
Alissa Sells, my eLearning twin, and I, discuss the criteria for our research-based, formative application process, as well as elaborate on our new mantra: learn, create, release (openly), and share.
Questions about ATL applications: Jennifer Whetham, firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about eLearning and Open Education applications: Alissa Sells, email@example.com
Questions about OGMS: Shannon Bell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about budget: Michele Rockwell, email@example.com
Apply for an NEH Enduring Questions Grant!
The National Endowment for the Humanities/Natl. Fndn. on the Arts & Humanities Enduring Questions grant program supports faculty members in the teaching and development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question.
This question-driven course will encourage undergraduates and teachers to grapple with a fundamental concern of human life addressed by the humanities, and to join together in a deep and sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential thinkers over the centuries and into the present day.
Enduring Questions | National Endowment for the Humanities
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Apply for a Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant!
National Endowment for the Humanities/Natl. Fndn. on the Arts & Humanities is currently accepting proposals designed to encourage innovations in the digital humanities.
By awarding relatively small grants to support the planning stages, NEH aims to encourage the development of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities.
Proposals should be for the planning or initial stages of digital initiatives in any area of the humanities. Two levels of awards will be made in this program: Level I and Level II.
Level I awards are small grants designed to fund brainstorming sessions, workshops, early alpha-level prototypes, and initial planning. In addition to early planning towards an innovative prototype, Level I proposals should identify a problem or research question, explore a research agenda, or discover appropriate methodologies or technologies. Outcomes for Level I projects would likely include reports, position papers, and plans for subsequent steps and future research or development. Level I projects may also fund conferences or workshops addressing specific topics related to the impact of technology on the humanities. Proposals should include specific plans for broad dissemination of project outcomes.
Level II awards are larger grants that can be used for more fully-formed projects that are ready to begin implementation or demonstrate proofs of concept. Level II proposals should therefore include a more articulated plan of work leading to concrete and tangible outcomes, such as working prototypes, test beds, or demonstration projects.
Applicants must state in their narrative which funding level they seek. Applicants should carefully choose the funding level appropriate to the needs of the proposed project.
Program Number: 42117
Program staff recommends that draft proposals (which are optional) be submitted at least six weeks before the deadline. Time constraints may prevent staff from reviewing draft proposals submitted after that date.
2014-15 Faculty Learning Community Grants
To support system-wide professional learning related to instruction, the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) offices of Assessment, Teaching, and Learning (ATL) and eLearning invite faculty, staff, and administrators to apply for grants of up to $5,000 to fund Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) for the academic year of 2014-2015.
Canvas is offering $100,000 in grants to help spur innovation in education. The most innovative ideas in specific categories for both Higher Ed and K-12, as judged by a panel of experts, will receive grant money to help get their difference-making ideas off the ground.
“Faculty Learning Communities support collaboration, innovation, lifelong learning and, perhaps most importantly, create time and space apart from a hectic work week, allowing faculty time to reflect on their work and incorporate their learning into their classrooms to improve student learning.”
Jane Lister Reis, North Seattle Community College.
One of the things I’ve been thinking about lately, a month or so into this new position, is what constitutes a larger vision of faculty development. Faculty Learning Communities (FLC’s), support three elements of the vision for faculty development created by community and technical college faculty development leaders: