Digital Pedagogy Grants - Call for Proposals

The Digital Learning and Design group in The McGraw Center invites proposals from faculty, or a faculty member in partnership with a graduate student, to develop digital pedagogy projects. Through this initiative, we seek to encourage faculty to explore creative uses of digital technology that promote active learning and support course learning goals. 

The McGraw Center will ​work​ ​closely​ ​with​ ​the awardees ​to​ ​help​ ​conceptualize,​ ​create,​ manage, and implement projects.​ Our support includes ​instructional​ ​design,​ ​selection​ ​of​ ​appropriate​ ​technologies or existing tools,​ ​web development, custom programming, video or audio recording​ ​and​ ​editing,​ and digitization. We can also provide training for teaching teams and students to ensure the successful completion of the project.

Upon completion of the project, the McGraw Center will award applicants a one-time honorarium of up to $1,800 for each project participant, depending on project scope. Graduate student collaborators do not need to co-teach the course for which the project is proposed. We will ask awardees to share a retrospective assessment of the project with the McGraw Center. 

Projects should be related to courses offered during Spring ’24 or Fall ’24. 

Possible project proposals include:

  • Technology in support of flipped-classroom teaching or supplemental instructional videos 
  • Digital projects including 
    • Digital collections, exhibits, and archives
    • Digital storytelling and oral history projects
    • Podcasting assignments
    • Video production
    • Course-based mapping projects
  • Open educational resources (OER)
  • New tools that encourage student participation and collaboration  
  • Student self-assessment tools, for instance, related to alternative grading practices  
  • Innovative use of the Canvas learning management system and related tools 

A complete proposal, approximately 250-500 words in length, should include:

  • The names and department affiliations of the applicants 
  • A link to or written description of the course for which this project is primarily intended
  • A description of the pedagogical goals of the project within the course 
  • Specific digital tools, platforms, or approaches you have in mind
  • Your availability to develop the project in collaboration with McGraw staff, and an estimated completion date

Please submit your proposal by January 22nd, 2024. If you would like to discuss your idea and how we might collaborate on implementing it before you submit your proposal, please contact Ben Johnston and Mona Fixdal.