University of Iowa

Council on Teaching- Teaching in Higher Education Travel Award

To: 
Deans, Directors and Departmental Executive Officers
From: 
Lon Moeller, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
Date: 
October 2, 2017
Subject: 
Council on Teaching- Teaching in Higher Education Travel Award

Call for Applications

The Council on Teaching announces a new Teaching in Higher Education Travel Award to support faculty members (clinical, tenure-track/tenured, and instructional track) and P&S staff members who require support to attend a conference related to teaching in their discipline or in higher education in general.

Purpose:  To help support faculty and P&S staff members who seek to enhance their professional development by attending or presenting at a conference or institute directly related to teaching in higher education.

Funding:  Awards of up to $2,000 must be applied to the cost of travel, hotel, or conference registration, and must be used no later than 12 months after receiving the award.  Total institutional resources for these awards will not exceed $20,000 per year. An Itemized budget for the conference must be included in the application.

Applications:  Interested faculty and P&S staff members can apply here.

The Council will review applications on a continuous basis during its regular meetings, fall and spring semesters. Applicants are encouraged to apply at least two months in advance of when funding is needed.  The Council does not meet in December, January, or summer months.

Applicants who have been invited or approved to present about teaching at national conferences will be given preference.  Such presentations could include workshops, keynote addresses, seminars, demonstrations, posters, and simulations.

Expectations:  The Council on Teaching expects the award recipients to share what they have presented or learned about teaching with the campus.  For instance, a recipient could:  present a workshop to a department, college, or the University in general; communicate about the conference to UI administrative decision-makers (e.g., the General Education Committee, Faculty Senate, the Deans and Directors, the Provost); mentor new faculty about teaching; or communicate ideas and experiences about teaching through print media, including IOWA Now, the Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology newsletter, The Chronicle of Higher Education, or other UI or national media.

Timing:  Following attendance at the conferences, recipients will be required to provide the Council a one-page summary of what they learned about teaching, or if they presented, a one-page summary of their presentation.  The Center for Teaching may post these summaries on the Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology and Council on Teaching web sites to encourage others to attend teaching and learning conferences.

For questions, please contact Jean Florman, Director, Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology Center for Teaching. Jean-Florman@uiowa.edu; 335-6085. 

The following list provides examples of appropriate conferences that include significant teaching and learning components. This list is not a definitive, however, and other conferences may be included in award applications.

Teaching and learning in disciplines  

Teaching and learning in higher education

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