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. 


2018-2019 Sponsored Teaching & Learning Events

MI Open Educational Resources Summit

  • September 21, 2018
  • St. Clair Community College, Port Huron, MI
  • Award Amount: $410—includes funding for registration and travel expenses

Join open education advocates and supporters for a day of networking, sharing and learning about the uses of open educational resources (OER) at their institutions.  This year's event is hosted by St. Clair County Community College, Port Huron, MI

Visit the MI Open Educational Resources Summit website for more information.

We are no longer accepting applications for this event.

Lilly Conference 2018—Traverse City, MI

  • October 18—20, 2018
  • 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 teh 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.

Visit the Lilly Conference 2018 Traverse City webpage for more information.

We are no longer accepting applications for this event.

2018 GREAT LAKES HISTORY CONFERENCE (Oct. 12-13, 2018)

2018 Great Lakes History Conference

  • October 12—13, 2018
  • Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Award Amount: $0—Conference registration is FREE
  • 10+ slots available

Gaming and simulations have long served as pedagogical tools in the history classroom. History-oriented games are also big business for the video and board-gaming industries. Their appeal derives from the thrill of role-playing and speculation on the possibilities of human actions, and as pedagogical devices their potential to enhance student engagement is obvious. Current historical scholarship also now focuses on disrupting received wisdom of long-held teleological conclusions and pondering contingent and conjunctural dynamics of global-scale historical developments. This conference will consider these trends and practices while serving as a regional training and gaming hub for Reacting to the Past—the innovative pedagogy used in numerous disciplines.

Visit the Great Lakes History Conference webpage for more information.

2018 TRANSFORMING STEM IN HIGHER EDUCATION (Nov. 8-10, 2018)

2018 Transforming STEM Higher Education
Association of American Colleges and Universities

Confirming the Authority of Evidence

  • November 8—10, 2018
  • Award Amount:  Up to $1400—includes registration and travel expenses
  • Application Deadline:  Friday, October 19, 2018
  • 4 slots available

As part of its Network for Academic Renewal conference series, the Association of American Colleges and Universities, with Project Kaleidoscope, will host the 2018 STEM conference, Transforming STEM Higher Education: Confirming the Authority of Evidence. This conference’s mission is to chart a daring path toward the reform of STEM higher education by strategically integrating disciplinary introspection, social consciousness, and self-reflection into an unparalleled conference experience that gives deeper meaning and purpose to our way of knowing, understanding, and advancing STEM higher education practice, research, and policy. The conference annually brings together more than 500 STEM faculty and administrators, as well as those supporting STEM higher education from other disciplines or in other roles.

This opportunity is open to tenure-track/tenured faculty in STEM disciplines. Application Deadline: Friday, October 19, 2018.

Visit the AAC&U Transforming STEM Conference webpage for more information.

Apply for this grant via the FTLC Grant System.

2019 DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND STUDENT SUCCESS (March 28-30, 2019)

2019 Diversity, Equity, and Student Success
Association of American Colleges and Universities
Engaged Inclusivity: Perceptions, Realities, and Aspirations

  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • March 28—30, 2019
  • Award Amount:  up to $1400—includes registration and travel expenses
  • Application Deadline: Friday, November 2, 2018
  • 4 slots available

AAC&U’s Diversity, Equity, and Student Success Conference: “Engaged Inclusivity: Perceptions, Realities, and Aspirations” will examine what it means to work toward a campus environment where inclusivity thrives through constant reflection, analysis, and accountability. Engaged inclusivity transforms the dialogue on inclusion from general acceptance and tolerance of difference to active institutional transformation, based on the belief that the richness of our culture is because of our diversity and a recognition of our common humanity. The conference will provide a forum for educators, students, and community stakeholders to raise critical questions about institutional and external practices, policies, and structures that hinder full inclusion and to identify strategies for improving the educational environment for all participants.

This opportunity is open to all faculty, with preference given to those serving on the Equity and Inclusion Committee and/or who have participated in a past Inclusive Excellence Teaching Institute. Application Deadline: Friday, November 2, 2018.

Visit the AAC&U Diversity, Equity, and Student Success webpage for more information.

Apply for this grant via the FTLC Grant System.

22nd ANNUAL BEST TEACHERS INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE (June 18-20, 2018)

22nd Annual Best Teachers International Institute

  • Wilshire Grant Hotel, West Orange, NJ (New York City area)
  • June 18—20, 2019
  • Award Amount:  up to $2000—includes registration and travel expenses
  • Application Deadline:  Friday, November 16, 2018
  • 4 slots available

A three-day 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 highly lauded instant classic Small Teaching (Jossey-Bass, 2016). This year's program will also feature Eric Mazur, Harvard Physics Professor who won the prestigious Minerva Prize for his contributions to teaching and learning, Mindy Maris, a brilliant new contributor to the international dialogue on teaching and learning, and ideas from Ken Bain's book What the Best College Students Do (Harvard University Press, 2012).

This opportunity is limited to faculty holding the rank of Full Professor. Application Deadline: Friday, November 16, 2018.

Visit the Best Teacher Institute webpage for more information.

Apply for this grant via the FTLC Grant System.


2017-2018

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.  

http://www.cvent.com/events/2017-mi-oer-summit/event-summary-6cd769897901462ba5f1c22dafa49d20.aspx
 

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.

https://www.lillyconferences-mi.com/

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.

http://etom.org/events/fall-2017-etom-conference-details/

 

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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.  

http://dhsi.org/courses.php

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[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.

http://www.bestteachersinstitute.org/summer-institute


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
Assessment
Academic and professional development
Learning theories and pedagogy
About SoTL

http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ce/conferences/sotlcommons/



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