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New faculty 1993-2001

Faculty Development Grant

from the Bush Foundation

Nov 2002 - Nov 2005

Augustana College
Sioux Falls, SD


RFP
Request for Proposal

2e. Projects that explore the way students learn from general education (pedagogy, student learning outcomes)

Year 3 (Jan - Dec 2005)

Please familiarize yourself with the Faculty Development Grant: Proposal, Brief Summary, people related to administration of the grant, and this Section
2e. Projects that explore the way students learn from general education (pedagogy, student learning outcomes)

The amount of support available from this grant for Year 3 is $4000.

Assessment / evaluation, connecting grant supported activities firmly with student learning, are a central feature of the Faculty Development Grant. Note carefully the Evaluation Activities designated in Section 2e. Please review also the Assessment Resources page, developed by John Clementson, Director of Assessment, and the Assessment Committee which he chairs.

Background

    John Bart serves as Director of General Education. He and Michael Mullin lead the 2e project for Year 1 January 2003 - May 2004). This Year 1 project addresses Area 3.1 of General Education: The Western Heritage.

    In Year 3 (Jan - Dec 2005), 2e is open to proposals from any faculty member. Any area of General Education may be addressed, except 3.1.

Procedure

    During the planning of the proposed project, discuss plans with John Bart, Director of General Education.

    Prepare a proposal which addresses the 2e themes, and the points indicated below.

    Meet with Dennis Larson or his designate to refine your evaluation plan.

    This section of the Faculty Development Grant is open for proposals until all funds have been committed. However for the first round, submit the proposal electronically by e-mail, as an Attachment in Word Perfect or Word, to Arlen Viste, Karin Lindell, and Dennis Larson or his designate. The due date is for proposal submission is Open. Request Dennis Larson or his designate to send e-mail to Arlen Viste and Karin Lindell, indicating acceptance of your evaluation plan. Arlen Viste and Karin Lindell will then share these materials with the Faculty Development Committee.

    Direct any questions to Arlen Viste, Karin Lindell, or members of the Faculty Development Committee.

    Notification of decision on the proposal, by the Faculty Development Committee, will be sent 2-3 weeks after submission of the complete proposal to Arlen Viste and Karin Lindell. Project work may begin as soon as the recipients are ready to do so.

Proposal

    Please provide the following information.

    Purpose of the project. Narrative description of the project. Articulate its relationship to 2e.

    Identify members of this 2e project team, their disciplines, and their roles in the project.

    Describe the expected outcomes of the project, especially as they relate to student learning. Include a timeline for carrying out the project.

    Include an itemized budget and rationale.

    Strongly recommended: include a letter of support from John Bart, Director of General Education.

    Identify any other sources of funding and make clear how the respective funding sources would interrelate in supporting various aspects of your project. If your proposal under 2e is contingent on anything else (such as other support), please spell out such contingencies.

    As part of the proposal, include a statement which addresses how your 2e project relates to one or more of four Overall Goals of the Faculty Development Grant. Follow the link for these goals, which are perhaps implicit, and are stated as questions for response.

    Pledge to carry out the Evaluation Activities as indicated in this 2e section of the grant, with specifics worked out and agreed on in your meeting with John Clementson or his designate.

    Include date of submission and electronic signatures in your proposal. (For example scan signatures and insert the resulting graphics files.)

Final Report

    Including the Evaluation Activities agreed on, the Final Report is due one month after the conclusion of the time line proposed. If this date goes beyond Nov 30, 2005, also submit a succinct Interim Report by that date. The Final report must be submitted at the very latest by January 31, 2006 -- Year 3 (calendar year 2005) is the final year of this grant. Submit the reports electronically to Arlen Viste and Karin Lindell. Submit the report(s) electronically to Arlen Viste and Karin Lindell. If the report and its supporting materials exceeed the 1 MB limit for an e-mail attachment, then burn a CD and submit that, with a cover letter, to Karin Lindell at Box 802 or Hum 207.


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