Call for Proposals
The CTE is pleased to announce several small grants programs for the 2012-13 academic year. We welcome proposals for the following:
1. Interdisciplinary course development grants:
Part of the CTE’s mission is to support faculty in developing interdisciplinary teaching opportunities. To that end, the CTE invites proposals from individuals and small groups of faculty to provide start-up funds of up to $5,000 in the development of interdisciplinary courses not already on the books. Proposals will be accepted from all Fordham faculty, but we want to encourage particularly courses that connect faculty across schools and/or courses that fulfill the Interdisciplinary Capstone Course (ICC) requirement in the undergraduate core. Recipients must deliver the course before the end of the academic year following the grant and must present on the project to faculty at a CTE event about interdisciplinary teaching. Proposals ought to include: names of responsible parties (if submitted by a group); a description of the proposed course or courses; a rationale, including a description of the need that the grant will fill; a budget; and any logistical support needed that is not included in the budget.
2. Pedagogy development grants:
The CTE also invites proposals from graduate teaching assistants, faculty, faculty groups, and departments for grants of up to $5,000 for events and activities to develop teaching skills and to evolve teaching philosophies. In the past, the CTE has supported workshops and lectures on pedagogy, but we also welcome other models for events and activities. Proposals ought to include: names of responsible parties (if submitted by a group); a description of the proposed event or activity; a rationale, including a description of the need that the grant will fill; a budget; any logistical support needed that is not included in the budget; and the proposed means for evaluating the success of the activity or event.
3. Assistance in attending pedagogy conferences:
The CTE is pleased to continue its practice of helping to send faculty to conferences whose purpose is to improve post-secondary teaching. Upon their return, recipients will need to submit a written report to the CTE about the conference, suitable for publication in Enarratio. Proposals should include: information about the conference, including the address of the conference website; a rationale; and a budget.