What are Teaching Innovation Grants?
To encourage faculty members to use active learning techniques in the classroom, the QEP will sponsor Teaching Innovation Grants (TIGs) each year.
These Teaching Innovation Grants are a continuation of the program sponsored by PACE, RFY, and the STEM Center.
What is required?
Those who receive the grant will meet regularly during the following spring semester. During that spring and summer, awardees will work to develop active learning course materials that will be implemented the following fall semester. As needed, flexibility will be granted to those applicants who wish to modify a course which is only taught each spring semester.
Upon completion of the active learning integrated course, each TIG recipient will submit the materials they used/designed to the SHSU Active Learning Library. This submission will include all information needed for other faculty members to integrate the course materials into their classroom.
In addition, TIG recipients will be asked to share their active learning experiences with SHSU faculty at the PACE Center Teaching and Learning Conference, the STEM Center annual symposium, or a similar public campus event. TIG recipients will also submit the results of their teaching integration to the QEP assessment team.
What are the benefits?
In addition to a compensation amount of $2000 in return for completion of stated goals in each TIGs proposal, faculty participants will be provided with lunch during regular meetings in the spring semester after notification of the award.
How can you apply?
Up to 20 Teaching Innovation Grants will be awarded each year. Typically, proposals will be solicited in the fall semester and accepted by November 1. Awardees will be notified by December 1. Check back in the Fall to apply!