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. 


2020-2021 Sponsored Teaching & Learning Events

2020-2021 Sponsored Teaching & Learning Events

Developing and Teaching an Online Class
Online/Virtual Workshop by Magna Publications
Offered throughout the year.  Start any time!

  • Grant Award: $159
  • 100 slots available

This course is a completely asynchronous course and can be started at any time.

Learning Goals:

  1. Articulate the differences between face-to-face and online teaching
  2. Build and present online courses with confidence
  3. Create syllabi, assessments, feedback methods, and other classroom tools based on best practices
  4. Use technology to enhance students' classroom experience and learning outcomes

This course includes ~10 hours of content, activities, worksheets, and additional resources to explore over the one-year access period.  The tuition ($159) is covered by the Pew FTLC.

Faculty choosing this option are also expected to reference the quality standards detailed in the Online/Hybrid Course Peer Review Rubric and learn the basic functions of Blackboard, our learning management system.  Review Basic Blackboard competencies here.

For faculty planning to teach online and hybrid courses, this course meets the GVSU competency requirement.

The Humanity of Inclusive Practices: Teaching & Learning Academy Mini Course
Virtual/Online Conference by the Gardner Institute
July 6—13, 2020
Synchronous sessions on July 6, 8, 10, & 13 from 1pm—3:30pm EST

  • Grant award: $75 (cost of registration
  • 20 slots available

This course is designed to provide faculty, from across disciplines, with an opportunity to develop a plan to apply broadly applicable practices for inclusive approaches to their gateway course(s).  The course centralizes the importance and primacy of inclusive human dialogue as the philosophy that undergirds equitable classrooms.  Through a unique approach, including synchronous and asynchronous modules, participants will have multiple opportunities to increase their personal understanding of and commitment to equity-based teaching practices.  During these pivotal and uncertain times, it is useful to revisit ways in which we can empower ourselves and our students to be agents of change.

As part of this course, participants will:

  • Identify and develop a plan to apply anti-racist and inclusive instruction in gateway courses
  • Write an actionable teaching statement that centralizes self in dialogic teaching
  • Design mechanisms to assess equity-based teaching practices

All faculty are eligible.

Application deadline:  Applications will be approved on a rolling basis until Thursday, July 2, 2020.

SpeakOut—The Summer Institute: A Virtual Institute on Building Equity and Social Justice Education to Create Inclusive Learning Environments on Campus and Online
Online/Virtual Institute by SpeakOut
July 13—16, 2020

  • Grant Award: $54 (cost of registration and fees)
  • 20 slots available

SpeakOut's mission is to encourage critical and imaginative thinking to address the major inequities of our day and transform a fractured world.  Their network of speakers, artists, and strategic partners provide experiential learning opportunities through lectures, workshops film screenings, performances, consulting and professional development.

The Summer Institute: A Virtual Institute on Building Equity and Social Justice Education to Create Inclusive Learning Environments on Campus and Online will focus on the impact of the nationwide demand for systemic change and campus adaptations to the COVID-19 pandemic to Higher Education.  Specifically, how can those of us working in the arena of Higher Education transform our institutions and learning environments in support of these efforts?  This SpeakOut Summer Institute will delve into equity education pedagogy, models, and tolls for dynamic on-campus and online learning.

Featured speakers and presenters include: Amer Ahmed, DEI Strategist & Consultant, Shakti Butler, Founder of World Trust Education Services, Laura Rendón, Education Theorist, Nolan Cabrera, Whiteness Expert & Author, Tim Wise, Anti-Racism Activist & Writer, and more!

All faculty are eligible.

Application deadline: Applications will be approved on a rolling basis until Thursday, July 9, 2020.

Teaching Online: An Introduction to Online Delivery
Quality Matters
Virtual (Complete ONLINE)
July 16—30, 2020

  • Grant Award: $200
  • 25 slots available

A special GVSU section is being offered by Quality Matters from July 16—30, 2020.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply best practices in teaching and learning in an online learning environment
  • Explain the role of the instructor in an online learning environment
  • Explain the learner's role in online learning
  • Develop a resource to help learners be successful in the role of an online learner
  • Explain the importance of orienting learners to online learning
  • List methods of engaging and motivating learners in an online course
  • Explain the importance of instructor interaction and timely feedback in online courses
  • Determine appropriate instructor interaction and feedback in online courses
  • List best practices for facilitating discussion boards
  • Create a discussion board rubric for assessing learner participation in discussion boards
  • Align assessment methods with learning objectives or competencies

The instructor-facilitated, asynchronous course takes place over two weeks, requiring 10 to 12 hours of time per week to spend on achieving the learning objectives.  The tuition ($200) is covered by the Pew FTLC.

Faculty choosing this option are also expected to reference the quality standards detailed in the Online/Hybrid Course Peer Review Rubric and learn the basic functions of Blackboard, our learning management system.  Review Basic Blackboard competencies here.

For faculty planning to teach online and hybrid courses, this course meets the GVSU competency requirement.

 

Distance Teaching and Learning Conference

  • August 3—7, 2020
  • Online/Virtual
  • Award Amount:  $495

This conference brings together attendees ranging from experienced practitioners to new online educators, representing organizations from all regions of the United States and several other countries.  The annual conference features over 120 concurrent sessions, keynote presentations, digital resources, and some meal.  While the keynote speakers have yet to be announced, based on feedback from GV who have attended 9and presented) at this conference in the past, it is sure to be a great lineup of experts.  Visit the Distance Teaching and Learning Conference webpage for more information.

Open to all faculty.  Application deadline:  Thursday, July 30, 2020.
Apply via our Online Grants System.

Teaching Online: An Introduction to Online Delivery
Quality Matters
Virtual (Completely ONLINE)
July 16—30, 2020

  • Grant Award: $200
  • 25 slots available

A special GVSU section is being offered by Quality Matters from July 16—30, 2020.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply best practices in teaching and learning in an online learning environment
  • Explain the role of the instructor in an online learning environment
  • Explain the learner's role in online learning
  • Develop a resource to help learners be successful in the role of an online learner
  • Explain the importance of orienting learners to online learning
  • List methods of engaging and motivating learners in an online course
  • Explain the importance of instructor interaction and timely feedback in online courses
  • Determine appropriate instructor interaction and feedback in online courses
  • List best practices for facilitating discussion boards
  • Create a discussion board rubric for assessing learner participation in discussion boards
  • Align assessment methods with learning objectives or competencies

The instructor-facilitated, asynchronous course takes place over two weeks, requiring 10 to 12 hours of time per week to spend on achieving the learning objectives.  The tuition ($200) is covered by the Pew FTLC.

Faculty choosing this option are also expected to reference the quality standards detailed in the Online/Hybrid Course Peer Review Rubric and learn the basic functions of Blackboard, our learning management system.  Review Basic Blackboard competencies here.

For faculty planning to teach online and hybrid courses, this course meets the GVSU competency requirement.

Lilly Conference, 2020, Traverse City (Oct. 15-17, 2020)

Lilly Conference—Traverse City, MI

  • October 15—17, 2020
  • Traverse City, MI
  • Award Amount: $625—Includes funding for the essential registration fee (prepaid by the Pew FTLC) and not the pre-conference workshop ($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 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 first-time conference attendees and preference will be given to faculty attending the conference in partnership with another departmental colleague or GV faculty collaborator.  Application deadline:  April 30, 2020.

 

Best Teachers 24th Annual Institute Online Interactive Saturday Seminar Series (Jan 16- May 15, 2021)

Best Teachers 24th Annual Institute Online Interactive Saturday Seminar Series
"Creating Super Courses in Class, Online or Anywhere Without Losing Your Mind"
January 16—May 15, 2021
from 1:00-3:00PM EST
Virtual/Online

  • Grant Award: $150 (includes course and copy of Ken Bain’s book released in March 2021, “Super Courses: The Future of Teaching and Learning”.)

Workshop Description: Meet and work with people from around the world who will be engaged in this research-based re-invention of teaching and learning.  Our work together will produce highly inventive and effective deep learning Super Courses, capable of stimulating unparalleled commitment, learning and growth—transforming an entire school or department. Some people will design courses that will be offered online; others, on campus; and still others in the field.  Some will focus within a single discipline; others will be problem-based multi-disciplinary offerings.  This is the most ambitious endeavor we have devised in the 24-year history of the Best Teachers Institute. It will be led by our distinguished teaching faculty members, including Eric Mazur (Harvard); Mindy Maris (NIH-Johns Hopkins); Ken Bain (BTI); Jeanette Norden (Vanderbilt); James Lang (Assumption); Andy Kaufman (UVA); Charlie Cannon (RISD); Joe Le Doux (Georgia Tech); Robert Kamei (NUS); Dan Rothstein, Luz Santana, and Andrew P. Minigan (Right Question Institute); Kate Walker (Booker T. Washington School for the Performing and Visual Arts) and others.

Up to 16 sessions; six core sessions and ten bonus sessions.  All sessions are recorded for future viewing. 

Deadline for Registration: October 15, 2020