Teaching Circles


To apply for a Pew FTLC Teaching Circle Grant, click on "APPLY FOR GRANTS". All faculty, full - or part-time, are eligible to apply.

More information and examples for past and present teaching circles.

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TEACHING CIRCLE GRANTS

Teaching circles are designed to facilitate faculty dialogue related to an aspect of teaching and/or learning. What is required of participants is a commitment to meet on a regular basis - frequency and times to be set by the group - and a desire to learn and contribute to the group.

Propose your own Teaching Circle. Grants are available to all faculty, full or part-time. The initial meeting of the Circle must be publicized campus-wide and be open to any faculty member interested in the issue. Budgets may include expenses for refreshments, books, resources, etc.  A brief summary of the group's activities is due at the end of the final semester in which the group meets.

Maximum Award: $500
Deadlines: None. To apply for a Pew FTLC Teaching Circle Grant, click on "APPLY FOR GRANTS" above. All faculty, full - or part-time, are eligible to apply.

Please be aware of the following when using the online application system:
    a)  The application entry is timed at a maximum of 20 minutes. We advise that you prepare your text and budget figures in advance and paste this information into the application. An outline of the grant is here: APPLICATION CRITERIA
    b)  It is recommended that PC Users use Internet Explorer for application entry and Mac users should use either Safari or Firefox.
    c)  The online system will inform you upon login if the funds for the quarter in question have been depleted.

QUALITY MATTERS TEACHING CIRCLE GRANTS

For faculty engaged in online/hybrid course development, consider joining a Quality Matters Teaching Circle dedicated to working with the Quality Matters standards rubric. The recently adopted Quality Matters rubric comprises eight standards that help guide course development. Each semester, several Quality Matters Teaching Circles will be offered in partnership with (IDeL) Instructional Design for e-Learning. Contact the Pew FTLC if interested.

Maximum Award: $500
Deadlines: None. To apply for a Quality Matters Teaching Circle Grant, click on "APPLY FOR GRANTS" above once IDeL approval has been received.

Please be aware of the following when using the online application system:
    a)  The application entry is timed at a maximum of 20 minutes. We advise that you prepare your text and budget figures in advance and paste this information into the application. An outline of the grant is here: APPLICATION CRITERIA
    b)  It is recommended that PC Users use Internet Explorer for application entry and Mac users should use either Safari or Firefox.
    c)  The online system will inform you upon login if the funds for the quarter in question have been depleted.

FINAL REPORT INSTRUCTIONS

The report is due after the last meeting of the Teaching Circle.

Report Format: The report format is entirely up to you, but normally we receive a 1-3 page narrative (the larger the grant, the longer the report) that describes the outcomes of the grant activity.  Here is the link to Final Report Instructions for more detailed information: FINAL REPORT INSTRUCTIONS