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. 

2019-2020 Sponsored Teaching & Learning Events

2019-2020 Sponsored Teaching and Learning Events

  • Available year round
  • Award Amount: $270 / workshop

OLC Workshops support 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. 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 issued 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/ and include the names and dates of the requested workshops in the grant application.

Lilly Conference—Traverse City, MI

  • October 17—19, 2019
  • Traverse City, MI
  • Award Amount: $625—Includes funding for the essential registration fee *prepaid by the Pew FTLC ($475) and travel/meal expenses ($150)  

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 stags 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. Preconference on Thursday is not included in the essential registration.

**Priority will be given to those who apply for this Sponsored Teaching and Learning Event Grant by August 12, 2019**

Visit the Lilly Conference Traverse City webpage for more information.

    2019 Transforming STEM Higher Education
    Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
    Chicago, IL

    • November 7 — 9, 2019
    • Award Amount: up to $1500 — includes registration and travel expenses
    • 4 slots available

    The "Transforming STEM Higher Education" conference will question and examine the entire range of contemporary challenges to — and opportunities for — STEM higher education reform, including exploring contemporary approaches to teaching, broadening participation, interrogating research studies, and verifying assessment tools for determining effectiveness. In keeping with out commitment to STEM faculty, we will also explore novel approaches to professional and leadership development. Conference attendees will be invited to unveil and abate disciplinary biases, confront fixations on "fix the student" reform models, and question theories about what can and cannot count as evidence of effectiveness.

    Through this unique conference experience, together we will continue our legacy of advancing the kind of undergraduate STEM education reform that brings diverse perspectives and worldviews to bear on levers of change. In doing so, we will also guarantee our nation's capacity to use those levers to drive innovation, discovery, social change, and life choices. Ultimately, we give deeper meaning and purpose to our way of knowing, understanding, and advancing STEM higher education practice, research, and policy.

    This opportunity is open to tenure-track/tenured faculty in STEM disciplines. Application Deadline: Monday, September 23, 2019

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

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