Academic Programs Section Innovative Teaching Awards
The Academic Programs Section of Association of Public Land-Grant Universities is seeking applications to fund a series of teaching awards for faculty who wish to expand their scholarship of teaching and learning by providing innovative teaching and learning experiences for students.
We seek to support applications that build and use collaborative relationships between faculty at different institutions that will take an innovative approach to teaching and learning in the food, agricultural, and natural resources sciences as well as serve as a base or pilot for future grant proposals. Preference will be given to applications that include at least one junior (non-tenured faculty).
We anticipate supporting nine (9) awards of $2000 each during this current cycle. A match from the primary institution is strongly encouraged. This match should be mentioned in a letter of support from the primary institution and accompany the award application. A letter of support acknowledging participation of the faculty member from the secondary institution should also accompany the application.
Proposals should include the following information
1. Principal Investigator(s) – Name, rank, business address, email, phone. Please indicate the primary contact/designee.
2. Innovative teaching plan.
a. Description of experience – include rationale, resident education class/lab impact, time line, and implementation plan
b. Assessment of impact on student learning
c. Identification of future extramural funding opportunities
d. Letters of support from the primary and secondary institution
e. Budget ( salaries will not be supported with the award)
Applications should be submitted to Wendy Fink at firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug. 5, 2014.
Decisions will be made and feedback provided within 4 weeks. Recipients are encouraged to share their results at the 2015 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Conference in Athens, GA – http://www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/uga-hotel/conferences-events/register/northamerican-colleges-teachers-of-agriculture