I am very happy to announce a call for participation in the Spring 2014 Innovation in Teaching and Technology Faculty Academy. The purpose of the ITT Academy is to provide support and training to faculty to enhance their teaching with innovative instructional strategies supported with technology.
The faculty selected for the ITT Academy will identify and work on a project which is then implemented in one of the courses they teach. Four 3-hour seminars will be held during which a range of design ideas and technologies will be presented, discussed, and explored. Chosen faculty need to commit to attending all four sessions (although if slots remain open, we will then consider faculty who can attend at least three of the four). We also strive for highly collegial, enjoyable sessions with plenty of food and conversation. (Please note that most of the time faculty will spend actually working on their projects will occur outside of the scheduled seminars, however ITT/OIT staff will provide 1-1 assistance as requested).
Although the curriculum of the academy will be flexible, here are the technologies — with consideration of appropriate pedagogies — we’re planning on including:
–Google’s Suite of Tools & Other Web 2.0 Tools
–Online Learning Essentials
–Video & Audio Production
–Mobile Learning Essentials
On-going assistance will also be given to academy members as requested during the semester and continuing through project implementation.
Faculty will also be asked to read several national reports and articles about integrating technology into higher education.
This Spring 2014 class of the ITT academy is limited to 10 faculty. All chosen faculty must be full-time with at least 50% of their time budgeted for teaching.
ITT Academy sessions will be held from 1-4 pm on the following Fridays: February 28, March 7, March 28, and April 18.
Those who complete the academy will be awarded with an ITT Faculty Academy Certificate suitable for including on a curriculum vita in the area of teaching effectiveness, and a modest stipend of $200 (to be used for travel, materials, etc.). Completion of the academy is marked by the successful implementation of the faculty member’s project in one of their courses and the reporting of that project.
To apply, simply send an email to Lloyd Rieber <email@example.com> with the following information:
–Name & Rank/Position
–Confirmation that you are budgeted for at least 50% for instruction
–Confirmation of your intent to attend all of the scheduled ITT Academy Sessions*
–Brief (1-2 sentences) description of a general idea for a technology-support teaching project
*If you are only able to attend three of the four sessions, you are still encouraged to apply. However, preference will be given to those faculty who can attend all four.
Faculty who successfully complete the ITT Academy will be expected to share their projects and their design stories with other faculty at the 2014-15 COE Innovations in Teaching Conference sponsored by the Academic Office. It is also hoped that these faculty will choose to become mentors to other faculty at future ITT academy offerings.
The call for applications will remain open through Friday, January 24 with the selection of faculty announced by Monday, January 27.