Archives for Bush Faculty Development Committee 1993-2002
New faculty 1993-2001
Faculty Development Grant
from the Bush Foundation
Nov 2002 - Nov 2005
5b. Campus Center
for Web-based Research and Instruction (CWRI)
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
The amount of support available from this grant for Year 1 is $1500.
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 Section 5b is to develop a virtual center for Web-based faculty development, research, and instruction. The Instructional Technologist will work individually with instructors to integrate Web resources and methods into their courses and to participate in online faculty development opportunities. The goal will be to directly target 3-5 courses per semester. Participants will attend at least one online conference.
The Virtual Faculty Development Center will provide resources for the entire campus community, including links to desktop lectures and conferences, many of which require no fee. It will also include links to research on effective integration of technology into the curriculum and examples of what works and what does not.
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 members, quantitative and qualitative analyses of the impact on faculty knowledge and awareness, and quantitative and qualitative analyses of the impact of incorporated resources and methods 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 May 31, 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 "attend" at least one virtual workshop.
2. Participants must work with the Instructional Technologist, Sharon Gray, to integrate appropriate and effective Web resources and methods into their course(s).
3. Participants must complete a pre- and post-assessment.
4. Participants must agree to participate in a study of the impact upon student learning.
5. 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.
Application for Center for Web-based Research and Instruction
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? __________________________
Statement of agreement to participate in assessment of impact upon
Send this form (or its equivalent) to Sharon
Gray, Instructional Technologist, Madsen Center 234, Augustana College,
or as an e-mail attachment.