FTS: Curriculum Conversations & Collaboration Grants

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 (Around 6 years ago)

The First Term Seminar Program and the John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning are pleased to introduce a special curriculum development opportunity for faculty teaching in the First Term Seminar program in Fall 2009.

During spring 2009, new and returning faculty offering an FTS in fall 2009 will be invited to participate in a series of four conversations designed to allow faculty to share with other FTS faculty best practices in the five core areas of the program: writing, oral communication, critical thinking, advising, and incorporating values. Faculty are expected to participate in all four conversations and will be eligible for a First Term Seminar $150 course development grant to be used for appropriate materials to prepare their First Term Seminar for fall 2009.

Then, in order to build on the conversations, participating faculty will have the opportunity to work together in small groups during the summer to collaborate on course development for their seminars. Faculty working together in collaborative groups may apply for a stipend to support their summer work. Possibilities will include opportunities to identify specific learning outcomes and develop assignments that will help reach them and collaboration around a specific theme.

Please visit the Kendall Center website for an application and further information. Deadline to apply is February 13, 2009.

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