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November 21, 2013

Faculty Innovator Grant Proposals Due Dec. 2

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The Faculty Innovator Grant (FIG) program encourages Old Dominion faculty to explore the use of technology in teaching and learning issues that are targets for improvement and innovation. Proposals involving collaboration of two or more faculty members from the same department, or from different departments in the same or in different colleges, are encouraged. Grant awards will range from $1,500 to $3,000.


Proposals are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2.

Faculty members who have not been awarded a Faculty Innovator Grant within the last 12 months are eligible to apply. Also, prior awardees from 2005-12 who have completed their projects and submitted final reports are eligible to apply.

The lessons learned by Faculty Innovator Grant recipients will be shared as an important step in promoting or fostering a campus-wide dialogue on innovation in teaching and learning. Final reports from grant recipients will be submitted when the grant activity is completed. The final reports will be published on the Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT) portal as a resource for the campus community. Recipients will also present their completed projects as part of CLT's series of workshops, panels, and/or special events.

In the preparation phase, CLT staff will be available to consult with faculty regarding available and applicable technologies. An instructional designer will be assigned as the primary point of contact for each grant recipient to assist with the implementation of the approach, development of the technology enhancement and evaluation.

Applicants should consider the questions listed below. The selection criteria are also available online.

What are the specific teaching and learning issues being addressed by the proposal?

How did you identify the learning issues and how do you perceive their effect on students' learning?

What are the learning outcomes related to the issues and how will they be measured? *

What solution do you propose to address the teaching and learning issues?

Will the project have an impact on your colleagues, department, college or community?

What application of technology do you believe would help address the issues described in the proposal?

Are there other faculty in your department, college or other colleges who may benefit from collaboration on this project?

Completion of all sections of the RFP is required. Failure to complete all sections will result in disqualification.

In an effort to maintain consistency, CLT is providing the necessary forms in document format. Forms should be downloaded at http://clt.odu.edu/fig and be completed using Microsoft Word.

Each proposal must include:

Request for Proposal

Memorandum of Understanding.

Email the Proposal Request Form to M'hammed Abdous, mabdous@odu.edu, with the subject "FIG Proposal 2014"; fax the MOU to him at 683-3176.

A printed RFP and MOU may be delivered to Abdous to Gornto 336 in sealed envelope labeled "FIG Proposal 2014."

Selection is based on the Faculty Innovator Grant selection criteria and will be judged by a team that includes past grant recipients. Selections will be announced on Dec. 17.

For more information go to http://clt.odu.edu/fig.