TEACHING SKILLS STUDY AWARDS (TSSA)
Call for Proposals - Fall 2004
To enhance faculty's TEACHING SKILLS by attending a conference devoted to university teaching or to a teaching strategy or method that is newly developed, innovative, or experimental although it may be appropriate and widely accepted in other fields of study.
Tenured and tenure-track faculty and fulltime CSUSB lecturers, on a minimum of one-year contract.
Awards range from $400-$1,000. Approximate budget is $10,000/quarter.
Conference must focus on teaching strategies or methods, (e.g., case studies, problem-based learning, active learning, online teaching, collaborative learning, strategies for teaching multicultural classes), and not on content and research in a discipline*. Very high priority will be given to conferences totally dedicated to teaching.
Note: These awards are not for research or general academic conferences. Proposals for participation in broader conferences or workshops which include substantial component(s) focused on improvement of teaching will considered, but will require special justification and details of the nature of the program you wish to attend.
- Attendance in the conference must directly enhance current courses and immediate teaching assignment; or is directly related to departmental needs for program development. For fulltime lecturers, attendance in the conference must have potential long-term contributions to the teaching goals and the continuity of the teaching mission of the program/department.
- Application must be accompanied by a conference program (website printout acceptable).
- Faculty member will serve as TRC's campus consultant on the teaching skills learned and must be willing to support TRC's teaching programs.
- The award will apply only to the approved conference and is not transferable to other conferences.
- This FIRST call for proposals on September 7, 2004 will apply to conferences scheduled between October 01 2004 and December 31, 2004. There will be a separate call for conferences scheduled in Winter (Jan-Mar)2005 and Spring (Apr-Jun) 2006**.
- Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 pm of the deadline date, which is scheduled to give time for the Instructional Quality Committee to review the proposals and for the faculty member to make the necessary (early bird) registration and travel arrangements.
- After the conference, faculty will submit a one-page report.
- Funding will be on a reimbursement basis. Faculty member will complete and submit a Travel Expense Claim form after the conference and submit all original receipts for approved expenses (registration, hotel, transportation, parking, per diem). Travel Expense Claims will be processed by the Teaching Resource Center.
For more information on how to submit visit Travel Expense Claim Form
- Department Chair's signature is required.
Maximum of two pages, 1 inch margin on all sides, single or double spaced, font size = 12, and will include the following parts:
- TITLE: Fall 2004 Teaching Skills Study Award
- NAME, Department, Email, Phone
- SIGNATURE of Department Chair
- NAME, DATE and LOCATION OF CONFERENCE, PLUS conference program
- DESCRIPTION OF Teaching Strategy or Method that will be studied in the conference
- GOAL (S) in Attending Conference
- EXPLAIN: How conference will enhance teaching. For Lecturers: Specify the long-term contributions this will bring to the program (or department).
- EVALUATION AND DISSEMINATION: Do you agree to participate in activities that TRC and the Instructional Quality Committee will set up for grant awardees? Yes / No
- BUDGET: List travels expenses (registration, transportation, hotel, per diem, parking)
- Submit the ORIGINAL and 2 copies of proposal (total = 3).
- DEADLINE: 5:00 PM, September 29, 2004 (Wednesday)
Awards will be announced during the week of October 11, 2004.
- Submit proposals to TRC, PL-46. If sending by campus mail, please submit 4-5 days before deadline and call TRC to confirm receipt. No electronic submissions please (can't confirm Chair's signature). (Please do not leave proposals in Dr. Santiago's faculty mailbox).
- Proposal follows required format.
- Proposal was received on time.
- Proposal is signed by Department Chair.
- Conference program is attached.
- Conference is directly related to teaching.
- Proposal meets the purpose of the award.
- Impact of conference on teaching is clearly explained (See Item #7 of the Application Form).
- Faculty member agrees to participate in an evaluation and/or dissemination activity to be determined by IQC/TRC.
- Budget is appropriate and does not exceed $1000.
* It is recommended that faculty apply to the Professional Study Program (or PSP) for conferences that focus on content and research in a discipline. PSP is a grant program sponsored by the Faculty Professional Development Coordinating Committee (FPDCC).
** Grant programs are scheduled based on funding approval for the new fiscal year and the availability of a review committee during summer.