Teaching Innovation Grants: Call for Proposals
Georgia State University College of Law has launched a pilot grant program for its faculty to support enhancements to students' applied or experiential learning in doctrinal and blended courses. The program offers up to two grants of $9,500 for individuals or a shared total of $13,000 for two or more faculty members working together.
"The purpose of this program is to encourage innovation in teaching with a particular focus on introducing novel and significant simulation or experiential components into courses that have not previously had such components," says Steven J. Kaminshine, dean and professor of law.
Grant proposals should include a clear description of the project, including specific teaching and learning goals, and meet the following criteria:
• The project must result in the creation of a class or redesign of an existing one that will integrate skills, professional values and experiential components. The course must be sustainable.
• The project must be completed during summer and implemented during the fall 2013, spring 2014 and/or fall 2014 semesters.
• The project must include a plan for assessing its level of success in achieving its goals and outcomes.
Grants will be awarded based on the overall quality of the proposed project, the number of students the project will serve, and the degree to which components of the project may be transferrable to other courses. The application deadline is Monday, Dec. 3.
Faculty who wish to apply must submit a written proposal following the Application for Teaching Innovation Grant template as an email attachment to Jackie Stephenson, Office of the Dean, no later than Monday, Dec. 3.
APPLICATION FOR TEACHING INNOVATION GRANT
1. Name (s):
2. Detailed description of project including title and teaching and learning goals.
3. How many students will be affected? In what course(s)?
4. Will your project involve collaboration with other faculty members or members of the bar? If so, how?
5. How will you evaluate the success of your project?
6. Which semester would you plan to teach the new or redesigned course, and is the teaching of it sustainable?
7. Will the project generate components that may be transferrable to any of your other courses or help advance the teaching development of other faculty?