Month: December 2017

Coulter Endowment Grants for Faculty

2017-2018 Coulter Endowment Grant Call for Submissions The Call: For the 2017-2018 academic year, the CFC is calling for applications studying any of the following three themes: The impact of flexible learning classrooms (formerly called BYOD classrooms). The grant recipient studies through classroom observation, focus groups, and interviews the impact of utilizing new flexible learning classrooms (such as Killian 219, Forsyth 313, 213, 214, or 216) to facilitate more agile teaching and learning processes. Primary Deliverable: Following data collection, the faculty researcher develops a video that cross-walks high-impact teaching practices evidenced in the literature (such as Berk/Felder) with space utilization. The intersection of faculty fit and student retention/persistence/success The grant recipient addresses the role of the new faculty member’s assimilation into WCU campus climate, in particular the demographic of our student populations and student perceptions of the college degree. How do we determine fit before we hire? One helpful resource may be Bruce Henderson’s text, Teaching at the People’s University (1995), analysis of faculty happiness data, or COACHE data. Primary Deliverable: Disseminate this data to appropriate stakeholders, including academic units, service unit, and strategic planning units. How have faculty pivoted from content-based teaching to outcomes-based teaching? And why? The grant recipient identifies and interviews faculty who have successfully shifted towards an outcomes-based teaching model. Primary Deliverable: On-demand media (e.g. a podcast series or sequence of videos) guiding faculty towards the use of...

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Coulter Endowment Grants for Faculty

2017-2018 Coulter Endowment Grant Call for Submissions The Call: For the 2017-2018 academic year, the CFC is calling for applications studying any of the following three themes: The impact of flexible learning classrooms (formerly called BYOD classrooms). The grant recipient studies through classroom observation, focus groups, and interviews the impact of utilizing new flexible learning classrooms (such as Killian 219, Forsyth 313, 213, 214, or 216) to facilitate more agile teaching and learning processes. Primary Deliverable: Following data collection, the faculty researcher develops a video that cross-walks high-impact teaching practices evidenced in the literature (such as Berk/Felder) with space utilization. The intersection of faculty fit and student retention/persistence/success The grant recipient addresses the role of the new faculty member’s assimilation into WCU campus climate, in particular the demographic of our student populations and student perceptions of the college degree. How do we determine fit before we hire? One helpful resource may be Bruce Henderson’s text, Teaching at the People’s University (1995), analysis of faculty happiness data, or COACHE data. Primary Deliverable: Disseminate this data to appropriate stakeholders, including academic units, service unit, and strategic planning units. How have faculty pivoted from content-based teaching to outcomes-based teaching? And why? The grant recipient identifies and interviews faculty who have successfully shifted towards an outcomes-based teaching model. Primary Deliverable: On-demand media (e.g. a podcast series or sequence of videos) guiding faculty towards...

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