Dillard University CTLAT Tenure-Track Faculty Mini-Grant Application Revised April 2012
CENTER FOR TEACHING, LEARNING, AND ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY FACULTY LEARNING COMMUNITY (For Tenure Track Faculty Only) Scholarship for Teaching and Learning (SoTL) MINI-GRANT PROGRAM Dr. Steve A. Buddington, Dr. Eartha Lee Johnson and Dr. Dorothy J. Smith Co-Coordinators REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS PURPOSE Faculty Learning Communities (FLC)/SoTL Research Mini-GrantsFLC defined: A faculty learning community (FLC) is a cross-disciplinary group of 6-15 faculty and staff engaging in an active, collaborative, yearlong program researching teaching and learning strategies (Milton D. Cox, Miami University, Ohio, 2004).:*The current pedagogical and research types of FLCs at Dillard consist of:• Active Learning• Critical Thinking• Student Engagement and Global Studies• Student Learning Communities in the Sciences• Using Clicker Technology• Faculty Research/Creativity* Faculty members may create their own FLCs in consultation with a CTLAT committee member (s). Pleasenote that the newly created FLC requires approval in order to receive funding from the facultyenhancement program and upon final submission should include: description, references, and otherpertinent information e.g. team leader, member (s), etc.Purpose of the Mini-Grant: The purpose of the Faculty Learning Communities (FLC)/SoTL Research Mini-Grants program is to provide seed funding primarily for tenure tracked faculty members to conductoriginal research or artistic creation disseminated through publication(s), exhibitions, and performances.The intention of the program is to encourage FLC groups/teams, *current or **newly created to use thisseed funding as leverage to establish or expand a sustainable research agenda.
FLC groups/teams “comprising of at least two (2) faculty members” from the Humanities and SocialSciences are especially encouraged to apply as acknowledged in the Mellon Foundation Grant Proposal.This grant application is a competitive process.The Review Protocol: The grant applications will be reviewed by a committee composed of seniormembers of the faculty respected for their grantsmanship and research portfolio. We are seeking to buildupon the current grant with the intent to encourage more faculty members in the areas of the humanitiesand social sciences to become engaged in research by using FLCs model.Grant Award(s): Amount: minimum $1000/faculty member from each Faculty LearningCommunities/SoTL groups/teams will be awarded in 2011 – 2012 grant year.Disbursement Criteria of Award: The research mini grants will be awarded as stipends on a competitivebasis once the research manuscript has been submitted for publication in a refereed journal or someother final creative product that is peer reviewed, e.g. exhibitions, artistic show. GUIDELINES 1. Qualifications. The competition is open to full-time tenure track faculty members who will remain on the faculty during the upcoming academic year, 2013-2014. Proposals SHALL only be accepted from FLC groups/teams, comprising of the required minimum of two faculty members. Proposals may have Fall start dates or Spring start dates. 2. Amount. Investigators may request up to $1,000.00/faculty. 3. Expenditures. Allowable expenditures include, but are not limited to: stipend, travel, equipment, supplies, software, and books. 4. Deliverable. It is expected that the deliverable of this project will be a paper submitted for publication in a refereed journal or some other final creative product that is peer reviewed, e.g. exhibitions, artistic show, etc. FORMAT 1. Proposals shall not exceed seven pages total in length. The cover sheet shall not exceed one page, the narrative shall be no longer than five pages, and the budget shall not exceed one page. The proposal should be typed in word format and in 12 point font size. 2. All proposals should include a cover sheet with the title of the project, the names, academic titles, e- mail addresses, and phone numbers of all investigators. All members of the FLC must be identified e.g. principal investigator, team leader (s), member (s) of the proposal must be specified. The PI will receive all official correspondence. The cover sheet must also state whether the start date of the project is at the beginning of the Fall or the beginning of the Spring. (Form attached) 3. All proposals must include a detailed line-by-line item budget with justification on a separate page. (Form attached) 4. Abstract of Project-Include an overview of the conduct of project (200 words maximum) 5. The project narrative should include subheadings describing the intellectual merit of the project- stated purpose and significance of the research/project, hypothesis/research question/statement of creative vision, methodology, explanation on how the research/project will impact/benefit the
community(broader impact) and the faculty and student development, explanation of how the project will be sustained beyond the initial funding to include potential other funding sources (e.g. BOR, NSF), how will the data be distributed to or shared with the community (e.g. Journal, exhibitions, etc.) (See attachment) 6. Proposals will be subjected to a blind review. Cover sheets will be removed before proposals are distributed to reviewers. Identifying information should not appear anywhere in the proposal except on the cover sheet. An individual proposal number will be assigned to each proposal application. The grant proposals will be reviewed by a committee composed of senior members of the faculty respected for their grantsmanship and research portfolio. 7. Include Bibliography 8. Any deviations from the required format may result in disqualification. DATES FOR SUBMISSION, NOTIFICATIONS, AND OUTCOMESDeadline for Submission 5:00 p.m.: Friday, May 11, 2012 - FINAL EXTENSION - for a Spring start dateand Friday, October 12, 2012 for a Fall, 2012 start date.It is anticipated that the investigators will be notified by 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 20, for the Springsemester start date and Friday, October 19, 2012 for the Fall semester start date.Disbursement Criteria of Award: The research mini grants will be awarded as stipends once the researchmanuscript has been submitted for publication in a refereed journal or some other final creative productthat is peer reviewed, e.g. exhibitions, artistic show.All investigators awarded funds will be required to turn a report into the Office of Academic Affairsdocumenting how the funds were used and providing a progress report on the status of the finalpublication/presentation.Progress Report: The progress report is due Friday, November 2, 2012 for projects with a Spring startdate and due Friday, March 15, 2013 for projects with a Fall start date.Final Report: Final proof of manuscript submission to a refereed journal or some other final creativeproduct that is peer reviewed, e.g. exhibitions, artistic show is due on Friday, February 8, 2013 for aSpring start date and Friday, June 7, 2013 for a Fall start date. QUESTIONSAny questions can be forwarded to Drs. Steve Buddington (504-816-4178) and Eartha Johnson(504-816-4429) at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, respectively or Dr. Phyllis W.Dawkins, Provost and Director of CTLAT, at email@example.com (816-4368) or to. (See the attachedlist). PROCESS FOR SUBMISSIONProposals should be submitted electronically to Drs. Buddington/Johnson, CTLAT Coordinators and theProvost, by e-mail, as a Word attachment, no later than 5:00pm on the due dates.
CENTER FOR TEACHING, LEARNING, AND ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY FACULTY LEARNING COMMUNITY/ MINI GRANT CRITERIAPROPOSAL #__________________ (Assigned at time of submission)Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria: 100 Possible PointsA. Intellectual Merit 1. Is there a clearly stated purpose and significance of the research/project? _________ of 15 2. Is there a clearly stated hypothesis/research question/statement _________ of 5 of creative vision? (Expected Results) 3. Research Plan/Activity (qualitative/quantitative data) _________ of 20 a. How sound is the methodology? 4. Is there value of the research/activity to the applicant’s and _________ of 5 student development? 5. How will the research impact the community- What are the benefits? _________ of 10 a. Is it publishable? b. What is the broader impact? 6. Bibliography _________of 5B. Potential Competitiveness 1. What is the likelihood that funding of project will result in competitive _________of 10 status for outside support (e.g. BOR, NSF, etc.)? 2. Does the proposal demonstrate that the project can be sustained _________of 10 beyond the initial funding period?C. Appropriateness of the Budget 1. Budget is reasonable for the scope of work to be performed _________of 10 2. Budget demonstrates a detailed and appropriate use of funds _________of 10 a. It is written in a clear line-by-line item format.TOTAL SCORE A thru C _________ of 100The CTLAT Committee will evaluate, score, and rank proposals based on the criteria stated above and make funding recommendations to the Director, who will seek final approval from the Provost.
SoTL MINI-GRANT COVER PAGEPROPOSAL #_________________________________(Assigned at time of submission)Please indicate the project schedule preference below:Spring 2012____________________________ Fall 2012 _________________________________FLC Team Leader/Principal Investigator (PI):___________________________________________________________________Department_____________________________ Rank: (i.e., Asst., Assoc., Prof., etc.) _________________________________________E-mail address:____________ Phone #’s: Office ________________________Home_____________________Cell_______________Joint Proposals (List all):Co-PI(s) __________________________________________________Rank: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Rank: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Rank:________________________________________________________Department(s) (List All) _______________________________________________________________________________________________*Additional Names (List here)_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________Please list additional individuals on an extra sheet with their rank) (i.e., Asst., Assoc., Prof., etc.)Title of Project:This project will use (check what is applicable):_______Animal Subjects (IRB required) ______Biohazards/Human Blood_______Human Subjects (IRB required) ______Recombinant DNA_______Radiation/Isotopes/Lasers ______Controlled Substances_______Additional Space Allocations ______Student participationResources Requested:1. Amount Requested from Dillard University$_________________2. Budget Summary (include the line budget with application) a. Travel $_______________ b. Operating $_______________ c. Other $_______________ d. Total: $________________
Applicant’s signature: Indicates agreement to the stipulations listed in the Application Instructions.Applicant’s Signature_______________________________________________________________________Date_____________________ PROPOSAL BUDGETPROPOSAL #________________(Assigned at time of submission) 1. Material and Supplies: $______________ List 2. Travel: $______________ 3. Equipment: List $______________ 4. Software: List $_____________ 5. Books: $_____________ 6. Conference $_____________ Fees/Activities: 7. Publication/ $_____________ Presentation/Creative work Project display Cost: 8. Stipends: $____________ 9. Other: List items $____________Justification of Budget: By-the-numbers: (Use extra sheet if need to and indicate here)PROPOSALProject Narrative: Proposal #_______________________________________Abstract: Proposal #___________________________________________________
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Academic Technology Committee Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, Director Members CONTACT INFORMATIONJohnson, Eartha Lee DUICEF Building, Room 231 - 816-4429;816-4701Okpalaeze, Azubike Howard House, 816-4779Hobbs, James Howard House, ITT, Room 106 - 816-4872Jean-Perkins, Ramona DUICEF Building, Room, 234- 816-4091Smith, Dorothy DUICEF Building, Room 214 - 816-4527Carla Morelon Rosenwald Hall, Room, 301 - 816-4165Darwish, Abdalla Professional Schools Building, Room 324 - 816-4840Charles, Cynthia Will W. Alexander Library, Room, 2nd Floor - 816- 4263Broadway, Ruby Stern Hall Room, Room 122G - 816-4725Buddington, Steve DUICEF Building, Room 233, 816-4178;816-4701Dawkins, Phyllis Worthy Academic Affairs, Room - 816-4662;816-4664 Center Coordinators Member CONTACT INFORMATIONBuddington, Steve DUICEF Building, Room 233 - 816-4178; 816-4701Johnson, Eartha Lee DUICEF Building, Room 231 - 816-4429; 816-4701