Archives for Bush Faculty Development Committee 1993-2002
New faculty 1993-2001
Faculty Development Grant
from the Bush Foundation
Nov 2002 - Nov 2005
6e. We will establish a series of community-based learning experiences (service learning) for students
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 $2500.
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 6e. Please review also the Assessment Resources page, developed by John Clementson, Director of Assessment, and the Assessment Committee which he chairs.
A Teagle grant supported service-learning projects several years ago. Karin Lindell has records of projects supported and work done at that time. It may be helpful to review some of this earlier work, to stimulate interesting ideas for projects.
During 2001-2002, a Martin Luther King service-learning project involved a number of first year students, and was coordinated by Bob Kiner, Dick Hanson, and others,
Molly Carbonneau serves as Coordinator of Volunteer Services.
Prepare a proposal which addresses the 6e themes, and the points indicated below.
Meet with John Clementson 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 John Clementson or his designate, by April 21. Request John Clementson 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 will be sent by April 30 for the first round. Subsequent proposals during Year 1 will be received on an unscheduled basis, and decisions will be made within two weeks of receiving a complete proposal.
Please provide the following information.
Purpose of the project. Narrative description of the project. Articulate its relationship to 6e.
Identify mentor(s), their disciplines, and their roles in the project. Indicate how many students are likely to participate. If any specific student participants are known at the time the proposal is submitted, list them.
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. Faculty stipends are not funded under 6e. However if participation results in an overload in a student schedule, grant funds can be used to cover a one credit overload fee.
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 6e is contingent on anything else (such as other support), please spell out such contingencies.
Include date of submission and electronic signatures in your proposal. (For example scan signatures and insert the resulting graphics files.)
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, 2003, also submit a succinct Interim Report by that date. 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.