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Faculty Development Resources: CURRICULAR INNOVATION GRANTS


Curricular Innovation grants are available from the Provost’s Office to support faculty who wish to participate in research exploring eLearning and/or emerging best practices/methodologies in teaching.


All full-time, adjunct, and part-time faculty who have taught for a minimum of 1 year at Otis College and have Chair approval are eligible. All faculty are encouraged to apply.

Pedagogy Course: Bricks, Clicks, and Learning

Click Here to Apply for "Bricks, Clicks, and Learning"

Summary: "Bricks, Clicks, and Learning" whether in a traditional and/or virtual classroom has evolved to include many diverse practices and methodologies. This course will introduce you to new and emerging pedagogies. Many of the theories and tools presented and discussed in this course are not discipline-specific and can be applied in any type of instructional environment.

This is a 6-week online asynchronous course with 1 mandatory synchronous orientation designed for Otis College faculty and instructors.

Deadline for Participation: Thursday, the 3rd week of each semester

Offerings: Bricks, Clicks, and Learning is offered once a semester.

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  • Participation in and completion of an online six-week asynchronous pedagogy course called "Bricks, Clicks, and Learning."
  • The total time commitment for this course is approximately 3-5 hours per week including required coursework.
  • You will be expected to keep up with all course readings and postings, as well as interact with fellow “students” and reflect upon your experiential learning.

Successful completion of "Bricks, Clicks, and Learning" is required of all faculty and instructors who wish to teach eLearning courses at Otis College.

Completion of "Bricks, Clicks, and Learning" does not guarantee that you may teach an eLearning course. Department Chairs determine which and how many eLearning courses are offered.

Upon successful completion, instructors and faculty are awarded a grant of $500.00. Completion is determined by course participation.

Research, Develop and Assess an eLearning Course

Click Here To Apply for Researching/Developing/Assessing an eLearning course

Proposal Deadline: 4th week of the previous semester

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  • Your Chair’s approval to offer an e-Learning course for an upcoming semester is required.
  • Meeting regularly with the College's Instructional Designer to develop this course.
  • You will receive the grant payment once the course has been approved, enrollment confirmed, and course launched. (All eLearning courses first require completion of "Bricks, Clicks, and Learning.")
  • You may only receive this grant one-time for developing a new blended course and one-time for developing a new online course.

Otis College eLearning courses include additional criteria for effectiveness due to the online nature of course delivery and interaction. To ensure a successful experience for faculty and students, it is important to work closely with the college Instructional Designer and complete the eLearning Course Proposal form every semester. 

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