University of Iowa

Summer 2020 Teaching in Higher Education Travel Award

To: 
Deans, Directors and Departmental Executive Officers
From: 
Thomas J. Schmidt, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and Chair, Council on Teaching
Date: 
February 28, 2020
Subject: 
Summer 2020 Teaching in Higher Education Travel Award

UPDATE: Teaching in Higher Education Travel Awards for summer 2020 have been canceled.  Please watch for information about resumption of awards in the 2020-2021 academic year.

The Council on Teaching seeks applications for the Summer 2020 Teaching in Higher Education Travel Award. The deadline for receipt is May 1, 2020. 

The focus of this travel award is for faculty/staff to gain a better understanding of teaching in their discipline or trends in higher education in general (i.e., curriculum design, course design and delivery, pedagogical good practice, or assessment of learning) and then applying this new information to enhance teaching effectiveness at The University of Iowa.  NOTE: It is not, therefore, to provide travel funds to those who wish to attend conferences/annual meetings to acquire or present new information or research advances in their disciplines and then incorporate that information into their teaching here. 

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

  • Summer 2020 (June-August travel) submit applications by May 1, 2020
  • Fall 2020 (September-December travel) submit applications by August 3, 2020
  • Spring 2020 (January - May travel) submit applications by December 4, 2020

For questions, please contact Evalyn Van Allen-Shalash or Kimberly Nye in the Office of the Provost. 

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