Proposal Guidelines for the CILA Associates

Proposal Guidelines for the CILA Associates

Call for Proposals for the 2007-2008 CILA Associates

The Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts is pleased to invite proposals for the 2007-2008 CILA Associates. The recent renewal of our grant from the Bush Foundation makes it possible to support up to four Associates during the next academic year, and a similar number during the following year (the last year of this grant).

We invite proposals to become CILA Associates for the 2008-2009 academic year from faculty with tenured, tenure-track, or special appointments. The timetable for applying is as follows:

” Please email the CILA Director, David Schodt, with notice of your interest in applying Wednesday, November 28, 2007. This involves no commitment to apply; we would just like to know who might be interested.
” ” Completed proposals are due Wednesday, January 16, 2008, and should be sent to Assistant Provost Arnie Ostebee.

Proposal Guidelines

Proposals should be sent to Assistant Provost Arnie Ostebee by Wednesday, January 16, 2008, and should include the following:

” A Proposal cover sheet (available on the CILA web site)
” A current vita.
” A 2-3 page proposal that:

o Discusses the teaching and learning issue or question the project will address, including a brief survey of the relevant literature.
o Explains the project, and identifies the improvements in student learning that are expected to result from implementation of the project.
o Explains how the project’s outcomes will be assessed.
o Discusses how the Associate’s work will be “made public.” What are appropriate venues (including on-campus events as well as journals and conferences) through which this work can be shared?
o A letter of support from the applicant’s Department Chair and/or relevant Program Director describing the proposal’s merit, value to the individual and, as applicable, to the department or program of the College.
o Suggests a topic and provides a brief description for the learning community the Associate would like to lead. o Indicates whether the proposal is for the CILA Associate for Teaching and Technology position.

For more information, please contact the CILA Director, David Schodt, or any one of the past CILA Associates.

Examples of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

A good source for learning more about the scholarship of teaching and learning is the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (click on Carnegie Scholars for good examples of many projects).

Examples of past projects undeArtaken by Associates include topics, such as, “An Examination of Bibliographic Software’s Effect on Student Learning and Competence in Political Science Research,” “Doing History” in the Survey Course: Creating Authentic Opportunities with a Virtual Archive,” and “Enhancing Scientific and Technological Literacy Using News Media.” See for a complete listing.





Call for Proposals and Proposal Guidelines