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Faculty Development Resources: CURRICULAR INNOVATION GRANTS

Overview

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.

Eligibility

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

Click Here to Apply for Bricks + Clicks

Summary: Bricks + Clicks is an online six‐week pedagogy course designed for Otis College faculty who wish to learn/ consider/ integrate/ reflect upon both pedagogy and best practices of teaching tech‐enhanced, blended (hybrid), or fully online courses. The pedagogies and technologies presented and discussed in this course are not discipline-specific and can be applied in regular face-to-face instruction.

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

Offerings: Bricks + Clicks is offered once a semester.

Questions: Contact tlc@otis.edu.

Requirements:

  • Participation in and completion of an online six-week asynchronous pedagogy course called "Bricks + Clicks."
  • 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 is required of all faculty who wish to teach eLearning courses at Otis College.

Completion of Bricks + Clicks does not guarantee that you may teach an e-learning course. Department Chairs determine which and how many eLearning courses are offered.

Upon successful completion, instructors 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

Questions: Contact tlc@otis.edu.

Requirements:

  • 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.)
  • 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. 

online course proposal process

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