Information Technology in Education Committee (ITEC)
Course Development Grants
for 2013-14 academic year
With funding from the Dean of Faculty, Information Technology Services, and the Center for Teaching & Learning, ITEC will award several grants of up to $1,000 each for Trinity faculty to enhance student learning with technology during the 2013-4 academic year. Our objective is to encourage the thoughtful use of technology to expand liberal arts learning beyond course timeslots and classroom walls. We welcome proposals from all faculty members on tenure-track or renewable appointments who expect to be employed at Trinity through 2014-15, including new hires who are beginning next academic year. Current ITEC members are not eligible.
Download the application form and write a 1-2 page proposal that responds to the questions below. ITEC encourages faculty to consult with their Instructional Technologists while formulating their ideas.
1) Name, departmental/program affiliation, and contact information. (If you wish to collaborate with other faculty members, list all names on one application, but grants are capped at $1,000 per proposal.)
2) Course title and semester offered, type of students (e.g., majors, non-majors; intro or upper-level), and projected enrollment
3) What are the goals of your course, and how do you plan to enhance student learning with technology? We specifically encourage proposals that stretch learning beyond course timeslots and classroom walls. Examples may include (but are not limited to) pre-class online exercises, writing assignments on the web, and creative uses of video. See below for samples of proposals funded last year. Please write for non-specialists, add web links to relevant resources, and do not exceed one single-spaced page for this section.
4) While teaching your course, how will you determine if this technology innovation actually enhances student learning?
5) How do you propose to spend up to $1,000 to support your plans? Categories may include stipends for faculty time, hourly student assistants, workshop/conference training, software or equipment costs, or other invoiced expenses.
By submitting a proposal, you agree that if funded, the College will publicly share its content on the web, and that you will participate on an ITEC panel with other recipients in 2013-14 to share your experiences, and submit a brief report on lessons learned by June 30, 2014.
Save your file with your full name
(e.g., SmithJane.docx) and send as an email attachment to ITECemail@trincoll.edu by Thursday, May 16th, 2013 at 12 noon
. Late proposals will not be accepted. ITEC members will meet shortly afterwards to make our decisions.
To learn more about this grant opportunity:
Attend the upcoming Spring Institute for Teaching & Technology event in mid-May 2013
Speak with current faculty members on ITEC: co-chairs Jack Dougherty (Educational Studies) and Jim Trostle (Anthropology), Janet Chang (Psychology), Lin Cheng (Engineering), Eric Galm (Music), Alden Gordon (Art History), Madalene Spezialetti (Computer Science)
Grant Recipients for 2012-2013
Lin Cheng - Develop team building skills through the use of group wiki's in FYSM: Engineering our Digital World
"How to Access Wiki", fall 2012 tutorial
Renny Fulco - Engage students in online discussions and collaborative wiki projects in FYSM and Introduction to American Public Policy.
Luis Figueroa - Extend the use of blogs for posting responses, writing and peer reviews in The African Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean class.
Seth Markle - Incorporating a popular digital DJ software (The DJAY) into his FYSM: Introduction to Hip-Hop Studies: The Golden Era, 1985-1994, so students can experience becoming a DJ.
WITT Presentation Links, January 2013
Theresa Morris - Expand the use of Moodle for sharing of weekly CLI experiences and thru the use of SKYPE interview authors of books being read as class assignments for upper level seminar Reproductivity, Birth and Power.
"Bringing Virtual Guest Speakers into the Classroom with Skype," WITT 2013 presentation
David Reuman - To enhance student learning develop a series of YouTube clips of lecture segments and make them available through Moodle for his Research, Design and Analysis in Psychology class.
Mary Sandoval - Create a video library of example problems for students to view for either preparation for a class lecture or for further practice for her Calculus II class.
Video Examples in Calculus presentation and Sample Video (mp4 format): Calculating a Definite Integration from the Definition, SITT May 2013