Upcoming Sponsored Teaching and Learning Events

2022-2023 Sponsored Teaching and Learning Events

Principles of Effective College Teaching, Magna Course (self-paced)

Principles of Effective College Teaching
Magna Self-Paced Course
Virtual, self-paced, 10-hour course

  • Award Amount: $329
  • Application Deadline: None, apply at any time.
  • 20 spots available

Delivered in a modular format, this 10-hour course is presented by James M. Lang, PhD, acclaimed scholar and author. It is designed for asynchronous learning so you can complete it at your own pace. Grounded in research-based best practices, Principles of Effective College Teaching will first introduce you to fundamental principles of human learning that will guide you as you create and teach your courses. From there, Lang will explain in detail how you can:

  • Craft meaningful learning objectives using Bloom's Taxonomy
  • Manage course content efficiently
  • Create assignments that support course objectives
  • Develop assessment plans and design exams
  • Provide effective feedback and evaluations
  • Enhance learning outcomes through the use of technology and new media
  • Apply active learning strategies
  • Keep your students motivated and engaged
  • Facilitate peer-to-peer learning
  • Manage difficult issues like academic dishonesty and distracted students

Learning checks at regular intervals help affirm your understanding of the course content. You'll also appreciate the extensive supplemental materials included with the course: readings, handouts, full transcripts and links to online resources.

NOTE: This grant is intended for instructors within their first three years of teaching at GVSU.

Apply for this grant via FTLC Grant System

OLC Workshop

OLC Workshop Sponsored Grant
Various Topics and Virtual Workshops Available
No Deadline--Open Year-Round

  • Award Amount: $170
  • Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted year round until funds are depleted.
  • Limited seats available each academic year

The OLC Workshop Sponsored Grant supports faculty enrollment in online courses offered by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC). Courses related to digital learning and online/hybrid course design are offered throughout the year. The immersive programs are expert-developed and designed to improve quality in every facet of online education.

Grand Valley State University has an institutional level membership in the OLC and the workshops are a smart and cost effective way to support your continuing professional development. These workshops are a $270 value and the Pew FTLC is able to purchase these course for faculty for $170/seat. We have a limited number of seats available in the workshops which range in length from 10 days to three weeks, and provide opportunities to interact with faculty from a wide variety of institutions. The offerings are designed as online classes so that you may also experience being an online learner. Certificates are issues upon timely completion of all coursework.

Faculty who are interested in participating in OLC workshops should review the list of available topics at https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/learn/olc-new-institute-schedule/.

All faculty (tenure-track, tenured, affiliate, visiting, and adjunct) are eligible to apply.


Transforming Global Learning Practice: Time for Action
AAC&U Conference on Global Learning
Remote (Zoom)
October 12–14, 2022

  • Award Amount: up to $330
  • 10 spots available

This AAC&U sponsored conference focuses on global learning, with specific emphases on application and on issues highlighted by our current social, economic, and public health landscape, such as the accessibility of global learning opportunities, DEI efforts in global contexts, and global learning opportunities in local settings. The fully online conference spans three-days and features a mix of session types, including dialogues, innovation/ideation sessions, and workshops.

Apply for this grant via FTLC Grant System

Lilly Conference—Traverse City
Traverse City, MI
October 13–15, 2022

  • Award Amount: up to $1600
  • Application Deadline:  September 25, 2022
  • 10 spots available

Lilly-Traverse City is a part of the overall Lilly Conference Series. For nearly 40 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. Visit the Lilly Conference Traverse City webpage for more information.

NOTE: This grant is intended to support those not presenting at the conference; preference given to first-time conference attendees.

Apply for this grant via FTLC Grant System

CBExchange: Competency-Based Education Network Conference
Amelia Island, FL
October 18–21, 2022

  • Award Amount: up to $2800
  • Faculty can apply by invitation only
  • 6 spots available

This conference is the annual gathering where innovators in education, policy, research, and ed tech meet to share best practices and the latest developments in CBE. Hosted by the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN), since 2015, this conference is ideal for those looking to learn more about, develop or implement competency-based learning. Attend this conference in-person OR virtually

NOTE: Faculty can apply by invitation only.

Teaching Professor Online Conference (October 25-28, 2022)

Teaching Professor Online Conference
Remote (Zoom)
October 25–28, 2022 (synchronous)
October 29–December 31, 2022 (asynchronous)

  • Award Amount: up to $499
  • Application Deadline: October 24, 2022
  • 10 spots available

This virtual conference is the latest iteration of the very popular Teaching Professor Conference. This conference is for all educators who teach either in-person or online. Live and on-demand sessions are offered on a range of timely teaching and learning topics, including engaged teaching, student belonging, assessing student learning, virtual reality, inclusive learning environments, course design, collaborative learning, and more.

NOTE: Open to ALL faculty.

Apply for this grant via FTLC Grant System

Original Lilly Conference on Teaching and Learning (November 17-19, 2022)

Original Lilly Conference on Teaching and Learning
Oxford, Ohio
November 17–19, 2022

  • Award Amount: up to $1800
  • Application Deadline: October 10, 2022
  • 5 spots available

The Original Lilly Conference on College Teaching is one of the nation's most renowned conferences presenting the scholarship of teaching and learning. For 40 years, teacher-scholars from across the U.S. and internationally have gathered annually the weekend before Thanksgiving to share innovative pedagogies and discuss questions, challenges, and insights about teaching and learning.

The Lilly Conference welcomes all participants who share an interest in improving college teaching through evidence-based practices, including faculty and administrators at universities, four-year colleges, and two-year colleges who wish to increase student learning through effective teaching, promote interest in enthusiasm for the profession of teaching, and facilitate communication among faculty about their classroom and online experiences.

NOTE: Open to ALL faculty.

Apply for this grant via FTLC Grant System

Educational Technology Organization of Michigan (ETOM) (November 4, 2022)

Educational Technology Organization of Michigan (ETOM)
Grand Valley State University
November 4, 2022

  • Award Amount: Registration fee of $115
  • Application Deadline: November 3, 2022
  • 10 spots available

We are delighted that GVSU will be the site of this year's conference. Held in the Russel H. Kirkhof Center on the Allendale Campus from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., a keynote and breakout sessions will address the conference theme of "Moments." The keynote speaker will be Dr. Tazin Daniels from the University of Michigan, speaking on "Meeting the Moment: Centering equity, inclusion, and care for students during distressing times." Additional details can be found on the conference website.

NOTE: Open to ALL faculty.

Apply for this grant via FTLC Grant System

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