As we seek to advance teaching innovation and to support the development of pedagogical practices that promote learning for students from all backgrounds and of all identities, the College of Arts & Sciences and its Summer Session are looking for proposals for courses specifically designed to be taught online in the Summer 2024 and Summer 2025 terms. This pilot program is intentionally framed to support pedagogically innovative and student-centered online teaching and learning in the context of the A&S Summer Session. It aims to give our students access to 3-5 high-quality A&S courses during the next two summers, provide faculty with structured support in their development and growth as innovative teachers, and create an opportunity for A&S to approach online learning in a way that is coherent with both our pedagogical mission and our commitment to inclusion, equity, diversity, and access.
Full pilot description available here.
All full-time tenured, tenure-track, or teaching-track faculty in Arts & Sciences are eligible to apply. If selected, participation in a 3-week, cohort-based training is required as well as contributions to pilot feedback and assessment.
In addition to compensation for teaching the Summer Session course, chosen faculty will receive grants of $2,500 for developing the online course. Logistical and pedagogical support is available for the design and implementation of the course from Tiffany Lang, A&S Instructional Designer and Canvas Administrator; Amanda Carey, Teaching Professor in Spanish and A&S College Faculty Fellow for Pedagogical Innovation; Ashley June Moore, Director of Summer Session & Programmatic Initiatives; and staff in the Center for Teaching and Learning.
Please submit the online webform application, which requests the following:
- Name, Department/Program, CV upload
- Extent of the instructor's interest in online teaching and learning
- Extent of the instructor's experience using Canvas and familiarity with teaching in a condensed format
- Course Title, Course #, Curricular Attribute(s), Session Preference
- Uploaded statement outlining:
- Instructor's rationale for how the course is suitable for online instruction
- A plan for how the online modality will be used for this course including, but not limited to, ideas for meeting time-on-task/contact hour expectations in an online format; a tentative course calendar; plan for incorporating regular, substantive interaction, etc.
Selection will be based on applicants' interest and enthusiasm for student-centered online teaching and learning as well as our desire to offer courses that align well with the academic needs and interests of our students. The goal is to form a thoughtful learning cohort of online pilot instructors while creating a balanced slate of 3-5 courses suitable for online instruction.
The deadline for proposal submissions is December 1, 2023.