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Archives for Bush Faculty Development Committee 1993-2002

New faculty 1993-2001

Faculty Development Grant

from the Bush Foundation

Nov 2002 - Nov 2005

Augustana College
Sioux Falls, SD

Request for Participation

5a. Faculty fellows/mentoring program for faculty training in the appropriate and effective use of the WWW and the internet in the classroom

Year 1 (Jan 2003 - May 2004)

Please familiarize yourself with the Faculty Development Grant: Proposal, Brief Summary, people related to administration of the grant, and this Section
5a. Faculty fellows/mentoring program for faculty training in the appropriate and effective use of the WWW and the internet in the classroom

    The amount of support available from this grant for Year 1 is $1500.
    Use of this support is coordinated by Sharon Gray, Instructional Technologist.

    Assessment / evaluation, connecting grant supported activities firmly with student learning, are a central feature of the Faculty Development Grant. Please review the Assessment Resources page, developed by John Clementson, Director of Assessment, and the Assessment Committee which he chairs.


    The purpose of this section of the grant is to develop a faculty mentoring program to help faculty members learn effective and appropriate means of integrating the Web and other instructional technologies into the teaching/learning environment. The Instructional Technologist will work individually with instructors to integrate Web resources and methods and/or other instructional technologies into 3-5 courses per semester.

    One goal of this section of the grant is to establish a network of mentoring and mutual encouragement in technology use among faculty. Another goal is to develop approaches that are capable of being generalized to a large number of courses.

    Evaluation and assessment are extremely important elements of this grant. Participants will agree to examine the impact of the Web resources and methods upon student learning. Evaluation will consist of, but not necessarily be limited to, statements of progress from the faculty being mentored as well as preliminary analyses of the impact of these newly incorporated techniques on student learning.

    Instructors interested in participating in this program are asked to submit an application (see below) to the Instructional Technologist, Sharon Gray, by April 1, 2003.

Participation requests should include the following:

    1. Course department and title.

    2. A timeline for accomplishing integration of Web resources or methods.

    3. Agreement to participate in student learning assessment.


    1. Participants must work with the Instructional Technologist, Sharon Gray, to integrate appropriate and effective Web resources and methods and/or other instructional technology resources into their course or courses.

    2. Participants must agree to participate in a study of the impact of the technology integration upon student learning.

    3. While there is not a stipend available with this portion of the grant, there are monies that can be used for software, hardware, or training. Such expenditures will need to be made by Oct. 15, 2003.

    4. Participants will share their progress with the community and serve as mentors to other faculty members.

Proposal Reviews:

Application for Faculty Fellows/Mentor Program
Spring-Summer 2003
Applications Due April 1, 2003

    Funded by Bush Foundation


    Department ___________ Course Number ________

    Course Title __________________________ Faculty Name____________________

    Phone Number ___________________ E-mail Address ___________________

    When do you intend to complete the technology integration? __________________________
    (must be no later than August 31, 2003)

    Statement of agreement to participate in assessment of impact upon student learning:
    I agree to participate in assessment of the impact on student learning of the instructional technology innovations made to my course.
    Faculty signature

    Send this form (or its equivalent) to Sharon Gray, Instructional Technologist, Madsen Center 234, Augustana College, or as an e-mail attachment.
    All requests for participation will be reviewed by the Faculty Development Committee. Decisions on participation will be made by April 15, 2003.


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Send comments to Faculty Development Committee
or Arlen Viste
e-mail: viste@augie.edu