The Kickoff

Date(s): April 26, 2016

Description:

This is your opportunity to meet each other and the CFE team that will help support your grant work through the following year. We’ll also begin our trend of providing working time in this meeting. Bring your course materials and any questions you have. You’ll have about an hour to work on your own or with support staff to begin your grant projects.

Objectives [outline]; we will…

  • Identify elements of structure for the upcoming project-year and rationale for elements;
  • Identify components of the backward design process for courses, using the design process from the workshop as one exemplar [G1];
  • Identify and plan for using campus resources which may be useful for projects [G1, G3];
  • Articulate questions for support staff and prior-year grant recipients [G2, G3]; and
  • Formulate questions specific to individual projects (e.g., departmental support, evaluation) [G1, G4].

 

The Focus

Date(s): TBD by each grantee

Description:

Each grant project is different and each faculty member has a different set of support resources available within his/her school and department. This individual meeting is an opportunity to focus in on the specifics of your project with support from the CFE and any resources you have internal to your department.

Objectives [outline]; we will…

  • Identify components of your specific project that would benefit from additional support
  • Develop a support plan to meet your individual and course redesign needs

 

Working Sessions

Date(s): TBD by all grantees

Description:

Finding the time to work on grant projects can sometimes be a challenge. Setting aside a specific time to work on a project–especially when there are others doing similar work in the same space–can help move projects along and keep them on track. These meetings are intended to provide grantees time and space to work on their projects with immediate access to support staff amidst the busy faculty experience.

Objectives [outline]; we will…

  • Work on projects in a shared space
  • Interact with support resources

 

Individual Sessions

Date(s): TBD by individual grantees

Description:

This is each grantee’s opportunity to schedule focused time with support staff to discuss specific aspects of one’s course development project. These meetings are optional and frequency is determined by the grantee.

Objectives [outline]; we will…

  • Discuss individual grant project challenges and opportunities
  • Plan for ways to complete grant work so the redesigned course is ready to teach within the needed time-frame
  • Set up enduring support structures for the grant period (and beyond)
  • Participate in any technology or pedagogy training that’s needed to support grant work

 

The Re-Integration

Date: Beginning of Fall 2016 Semester

Description:

This meeting is a time for all grantees to come together in order to take stock of progress, prepare for sharing their work, and begin to shift focus toward evaluation and reflection.

Objectives [outline]; we will…

  • Describe evaluation strategies for course redesigns
  • Determine what types of evaluation strategies are appropriate for one’s own redesign work
  • Identify local and national grants and conferences for continuing and/or sharing work
  • Describe progress on grant work to colleagues
  • Prepare for teaching the redesigned course

 

The Reflection

Date: December 2016

Description:

Lessons learned during teaching are valuable for iterative improvements to a course. This is the opportunity to reflect on what worked, what didn’t, and what you hope to adjust as you continue to deliver your redesigned course. This is also the opportunity for the Center for Faculty Excellence to learn about your experience with the grant program.

Objectives [outline]; we will…

  • Participate in an exit interview for the grant program, in which the Center for Faculty Excellence seeks to learn ways to improve the grantee experience in the TIP program
  • Discuss lessons learned and plans for future course work

 

Faculty Showcase

Date: March 24, 2017

Description:

The Faculty Showcase is a campus-wide opportunity for faculty who are redesigning courses using active learning techniques and instructional technologies to share their experiences with the rest of the campus community. The upcoming Faculty Showcase will have a specific portion devoted to CFE grant work, which we hope grantees will choose to join.

Objectives [outline]; we will…

  • Identify specific active learning techniques, pedagogies, and technologies that colleagues are using to create more effective and engaging teaching and learning
  • Share work on CFE grant projects with the campus community