In an effort to encourage teaching development and innovation in teaching at StFX, the Faculty Development Committee is offering Scholarly Teaching Grants in the spring of the academic year.
There are two main stipulations for grant recipients: (1) Grant recipients must share their discoveries/findings/process with colleagues at a future Faculty Development Committee Workshop or Brown Bag Lunch. (2) Grant recipients must provide a final report to the Faculty Development Committee outlining how the funds were used.
Possible uses for the grant include: obtaining readings for custom designed courses, development of classroom learning activities, development of web/powerpoint materials, and development of course projects and evaluations.
The applications are evaluated by two members of the FDC and one other person. In the recent past the third person has been the Dean of Arts. The intention of the award is to support the development of techniques, approaches and ideas related to teaching within the classroom setting. The exact value of the awards are not set or necessarily consistent from year to year, but recipients can expect somewhere in the range of $500 to $1000 dollars.
You can find the most recent application form for 2017 here. A call for applications will go out in the second term of each year.
Previous recipients of the Scholarly Teaching Grants include:
- Brad Long: Faculty of Business Administration
- David Young: Faculty of Education
- Michael Newton: Celtic Studies
- David Morgan: Chemistry
- Jane Moseley: School of Nursing
- Mark Fuller: Business Administration
- Alan J. Anderson: Earth Sciences
- Doris Gillis: Human Nutrition
- Riley Olstead: Sociology
- Donna Trembinski: History