The Committee for Educational Technologies and Educational Technology Services (CET) invite faculty to submit proposals for the formation of faculty learning communities based on the integration of technology in teaching and learning.
A faculty learning community (FLC) is comprised of a group of faculty who meet regularly to discuss and explore a common area of interest. The group defines its scope, schedule, and agenda. ETS will serve as a resource for the learning community and provide support as needed. Each FLC will report on its deliberations at the end of the school year in a forum of the group's choosing. Participation requires a full academic year commitment.
Proposals might include topics such as:
How does a particular technology work? How can it be used in teaching and learning?
How can a piece of technology be assessed to understand its impact on teaching and learning?
How might technology shape the essence of our learning spaces?
What is the role of technology and teaching and learning at a liberal arts college?
What impact will technology have on our relationshiops with our students?
Tom Laughner, Director of Educational Technology Services, is available to asnwer any questions about the FLCs.
Yes. There is a $500 stipend for the convener and a $250 stipend for participants.
2. What are some ways that the group can make its report at the end of the year?
The report can be in the form of a written document that describes what the group discussed, a public presentation, a set of recommendations for ETS or other relevant groups, or a proposal for additional work.
3. Can the faculty learning community continue meeting after the year is over?
Absolutely. The group can continue to meet for as long as it wants. The stipend is only for one year.
4. Does the faculty learning community have a budget?
Yes, there is money available for the group. The money can be used for refreshments, software or hardware, or to bring in an outside resource. CET grants can also be used to support the group's work. The budget should be submitted as part of the proposal. Contact Tom Laughner (x3079( if you would like some assistance on developing the budget. The overall budget should not exceed $1000 (not including stipends).
5. How do I submit a proposal?
Use the online form to submit your proposal. Proposals are due by April 16.