The TLT Faculty Engagement Awards program offers grants and support to enable faculty in high enrollment subject areas to work with a team of their peers in their discipline to create collaboratively written course goals, objectives, and content assessment questions. Calls are now open for faculty interested in leading and/or participating in a discipline specific writing team. Successful proposals will receive professional staff support from Penn State’s Teaching and Learning with Technology, and a small stipend. The deadline for proposals is May 11th.

Request for Proposals

2018 Theme: Open Collaborative Assessment Creation

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 A common challenge cited by faculty transitioning to openly licensed textbooks is the loss of homework, quiz, and self-check content items that are packaged with traditional textbooks. To help overcome this hurdle the 2018 Summer TLT Faculty Engagement Awards will offer grants and support for the development of openly licensed ancillary materials. Open Collaborative Assessment Creation series will offer faculty the opportunity to work collaboratively with peers in their field to create pedagogically sound assessment items. TLT staff will offer support and technology to assist with the creation, development, and delivery of the content items.

Proposal Deadline: Friday, May 11th

We are currently seeking faculty interested in the following disciplines: Physics, Statistics, and Chemistry. In addition to these disciplines we do encourage you to propose other disciplines that you would be interested in focusing on. Each participant has the option to apply as a Content Lead or Contributor to the the team.

Content Lead: The content lead will be the group facilitator and will the lead the group in developing goals that will match the assessment questions that group will be developing. The lead will provide overall leadership around the design and development and will work collaboratively with the TLT project lead. Each content lead will receive a $1,500 stipend for successfully leading and contributing to the group.

Contributor: Each group will have three to four group contributors that will be responsible for aiding in the developing of the goals as well as developing 250 questions. Each contributor is also required to give feedback to other group contributors’ assessment questions. Each contributor will receive an $800.00 stipend for successfully developing, providing feedback, contributing to the group.

Interested in learning more? Please reach out to Julie Lang ( or plan to participate in an information Zoom session on Tuesday May 1st at 2pm.

To Apply: Please complete the Summer 2018 Faculty Engagement Awards Form

Proposal Deadline: Friday, May 11th 5:00PM
See also: TLT Faculty Fellows

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