Teaching Resources: Teaching with Technology Grants
We continue to offer Teaching with Technology grants to faculty, and wish to draw your attentions to some changes. We will now send a call for applications three times a year, at the end of September, January and May. We hope this will help you plan your technology proposals, and it will also help our office manage the TWT budget.
TWT is designed for Tenure Track and Continuing Appointment faculty members interested in enhancing their teaching through the use of technology. The grant provides support for using emerging technologies in the classroom, and opportunities for faculty to develop new and innovative approaches to education through technology.
These grants have been used in a variety projects over the years, including: development of a website interface to specific CD tracks being demonstrating in a Music course, a course site that compiled an extensive view of Medieval art, an interactive web site utilizing current tools to illustrate effective use of a language dictionary, audio annotations critiquing student work, the creation of a Japanese community of past and current students of Japanese including chat, audio, video and graphics, interactive video demonstrations of biological processes, and video demonstrations of the proper technique for using certain equipment necessary in a Physics course. This past year, IITS produced a brief video of Maud McInerney's Teaching with Technology grant project - using an iPad to incorporate images in her class and grade her student work – you can view the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nKplV8yylqE
Funds also can be used to attend conferences or training about the use of technology in teaching or to acquire software for use in a particular course. Grant funds may be used to purchase equipment directly necessary to the success of the underlying project.
To qualify for a Teaching with Technology grant, the proposal should identify the purpose of the project and what will be needed in order to accomplish the goals of the proposal. Faculty members are encouraged to contact Instructional Technology and Training (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance and support in developing the proposals prior to submission of the final application.
The period of the grant will be one year, or longer, depending on the scope and nature of the proposal. Grant funds will not roll over. Funds not used during the grant period will be made available for other grant recipients the following year.
Recipients must submit a report to the Provost at the end of the grant period, describing the project and its contributions to their teaching. Recipients will also be expected to share information about their project in a Technology Symposium sponsored by IITS and via a web site linked from the Provost’s Office. This will give other Haverford faculty an opportunity to see the variety of technology projects supported by this program. By sharing information and experiences, we hope to encourage innovation and effective use of technologies in the classroom.
Grant Application Process:
Interested faculty members should submit a brief description of their project, including the intended goals, via the following form: 2013-14 Teaching with Technology Application. The full proposal shall include a description of the project, a statement of how it will enhance a particular course or help meet a particular pedagogical challenge, and a detailed budget. Projects that can be extended to other courses or disciplines, or which involve more than one faculty member, are encouraged.