Tuesday, August 31, 2021


TO:          Deans, Directors, and Departmental Executive Officers

FROM:    Bruce Nottingham-Spencer
                Chair, Council on Teaching

RE:          Spring 2022 Teaching in Higher Education Travel Awards

DATE:     August 30, 2021 

The Council on Teaching seeks applications for the Spring 2022 Teaching in Higher Education Travel Award

The focus of this travel award is for faculty and staff to gain a better understanding of teaching in their discipline or trends in higher education in general (e.g., curriculum design, course design and delivery, pedagogical good practice, or assessment of learning) and then apply this new information to enhance teaching effectiveness at the University of Iowa. Since individuals may not be able to travel due to the COVID-19 situation this year, we are allowing these funds to be used towards registration fees related to attending a virtual/online conference (travel is not required in order to receive the award).  NOTE: the travel award is not intended to provide travel funds to those who plan to attend conferences/annual meetings with the primary goal of acquiring information about research advances in their disciplines to be incorporated into their teaching at the University of Iowa.

The Council on Teaching will review applications, not as they are received, but following this submission deadline based on the date of travel:

  • Spring 2022 (January - May travel) submit applications by December 3, 2021
  • Summer 2022 (June-August travel) submit applications by April 1, 2022

If you receive a spring 2022 travel award and are unable to complete the travel due to restrictions related to COVID-19, your award will be carried over to fall 2022.   For the most up-to-date information on travel restrictions related to COVID-19 please visit https://coronavirus.uiowa.edu/.  

If you have questions related to the Teaching in Higher Education Travel Award, please contact Kimberly Nye in the Office of the Provost.