Spring 2010 Course Innovation Project: Sustainability

Spring 2010 Course Innovation Project: Sustainability

Submission deadline: Friday, December 18, 2009

The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning is calling for the submission of proposals by UCF full-time faculty members who wish to modify a course with UCF’s Unifying Theme of sustainability, the environment, and global climate change.

Faculty will participate in three workshops (6 contact hours) and receive support from staff in units appropriate for their project as they develop new approaches and materials for their classes. The workshops will include a series of hands-on experiences designed to explore teaching techniques and learning activities that have proven to be effective. Faculty participants will receive a $300 grant by completing the following:

  1. attend all three workshops
  2. produce at least one complete learning module which will include
    1. student learning outcomes,
    2. description of teaching strategies,
    3. student assessments, and
    4. relevant resources
  3. implement the module during the spring semester,
  4. collect assessment on student learning during that module, and
  5. share the results at the third meeting.

You may choose either a Wednesday morning or a Thursday afternoon schedule. Meeting times:

Wednesday Schedule

Wednesday Jan 20, 9:00-11:00 am

Wednesday Feb 10, 9:00-11:00 am

Wednesday April 14, 9:00-11:00 am

Thursday Schedule

Thursday, Jan 21, 2:00-4:00

Thursday, Feb 11, 2:00-4:00

Thursday, April 15, 2:00-4:00

Proposal Submission

Provide a summary of the project you intend to undertake with sustainability. What motivates your interest? What problem statement does this course transformation address? How will the student learning experience be enhanced or improved? (max. 65 words)

Include your name, email address, and department with your application. You may email your proposal tofctl@mail.ucf.edu or fax it to 407-823-2355. Proposals are due by December 18, 2009.