Upcoming Sponsored Teaching and Learning Events

Listed below are the Sponsored Teaching and Learning Event Grants that are currently available for Faculty.  Once you have reviewed the information below, please click on "APPLY FOR A GRANT" to begin the application process.  Applications may be saved as "in progress" at any time during the application process. 


MI OER Summit
September 22, 2017
Binda Performing Arts Center, Kellogg Community College, Battle Creek, MI

Award Amount: $40 - Includes funding for registration fee only

Michigan Colleges Online is pleased to announce the 2017 MI OER Summit, a gathering of OPEN enthusiasts and those who are interested and eager to learn, network and advocate.  


Lilly Conference 2017 - Traverse City, MI
Oct. 19-21, 2017
Traverse City, MI

Award Amount: $550 - Includes funding for Registration Fee ($400) and Travel/Meal expenses ($150)

Lilly-Traverse City is part of the overall Lilly Conference Series. For 35 years, Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching and Learning have provided opportunities for the presentation of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Faculty and administrators at various stages in their academic careers come from across the United States, representing nearly every discipline found in higher education. NOTE: This grant is intended to support FIRST-TIME CONFERENCE ATTENDEES.  Others will be considered for registration expenses only if slots are still available after June 1st.


Educational Technology Organization of Michigan (ETOM) Fall Conference
October 27, 2017
Mt. Pleasant Campus of Mid Michigan Community College

Award Amount: $75 - includes funding for registration fee only

Special focus on online/hybrid courses and the keynote focus is on social presence. Our keynote this year is Dr. Karen Swan. She will be speaking on "Developing Social Presence in Online classes." Dr. Swan is the Stukel Professor of Educational Research and a Research Associate in the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service (COLRS) at the University of Illinois Springfield.




Digital Humanities Summer Institute
June 4-8 or 11-15, 2018
University of Victoria, Vancouver

Award Amount: Registration fee plus $1000 for travel expenses

The Digital Humanities Summer Institute provides an ideal environment for discussing and learning about new computing technologies and how they are influencing teaching, research, dissemination, creation, and preservation in different disciplines, via a community-based approach. A time of intensive coursework, seminars, and lectures, participants at DHSI share ideas and methods, and develop expertise in using advanced technologies. Every summer, the institute brings together faculty, staff, and students from the Arts, Humanities, Library, and Archives communities as well as independent scholars and participants from areas beyond.

There are nearly 50 offerings this coming year, listed and described on the DHSI website at http://dhsi.org.  There is a wide variety of courses to from which to choose (from digital text mining, to digital pedagogy, to 3D Modeling for Humanities and Social Sciences, and on). Each course runs for a full week and two summer sessions are held: June 4-8 and June 11-15. Some courses are quite popular and filled nearly the instant the schedule was announced.  



[Note: This opportunity is limited to faculty holding the rank of Full Professor.]

21st Annual Best Teachers International Institute
June 26-28, 2018
Wilshire Grand Hotel, West Orange, NJ (New York City Area)

Award Amount: $2000 - Includes registration and travel expenses

A three-day international institute based on Ken Bain's award-winning and best selling book What the Best College Teachers Do* (Harvard University Press, 2004) and James Lang's best selling Small Teaching (Jossey-Bass, 2016). Using the resources of multiple universities and colleges, this year's program will also feature ideas from Ken Bain's new book What the Best College Students Do* (Harvard University Press, 2012).   

Special features: 
Workshops conducted by Eric Mazur, Professor of Physics, winner of the prestigious International Minerva Prize for outstanding teaching, and one of the major innovators in science education. Mindy Maris, Professor of Molecular Biology, and winner of numerous national awards for her dynamic contributions to teaching and learning. Plus workshops conducted by Ken Bain, Professor of History, and James Lang, Professor of English.


2016 - 2017

10th Annual SOTL Commons Conference
March 29-31, 2017
Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA

Award Amount: $1500 - Includes funding for Registration Fee ($375) and Travel/Meal expenses ($1125)

The SoTL Commons is an international conference hosted annually by the Centers for Teaching and Technology at Georgia Southern University. Attend high quality presentations from recognized speakers and join in conversations on SoTL with an international community of scholars.

Conference strands include:
Online learning
Teaching with technology
Academic and professional development
Learning theories and pedagogy
About SoTL


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