Funding for teaching initiatives McGraw and the wider Princeton community offer opportunities for funding related to teaching initiatives. Some funds, such as the 250th Fund for Innovative Undergraduate Education, are standing while others are ad hoc. Freshman Seminars Program To: All Faculty From: Elizabeth Colagiuri, Deputy Dean of the College Subject: Freshman Seminars Program – Call for Proposals The Freshman Seminars Program invites proposals for the 2023 – 2024 academic year. New and returning faculty should submit their proposal to the Office of the Dean of the College by February 15, 2023. [The application portal] Teaching in the Freshman Seminars Program offers instructors an unparalleled opportunity to deeply engage with first-year students in a small-class setting. Past faculty often cite the experience as among their most satisfying and rewarding work in the classroom. Each year, we aim to offer a wide range of seminars—courses that at once treat topics that will spark student interest and offer opportunities to discover, discuss, and deploy disciplinary practices. We especially appreciate proposals that feature creative and even non-traditional learning opportunities. Funding is available to support speakers, activities, travel (including during breaks), and other events that instructors arrange to enhance and broaden their students’ experience of the course. Applicants should review the guidelines and instructions available on the “For Faculty” pages of the Freshman Seminars website. There you’ll also find more information about the program, as well as this year’s offerings. We look forward to reading your proposals! In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact Sha Sanyal ([email protected]), Alec Dun ([email protected]), or myself if you have questions or would like to discuss your proposal in more detail. All best,Elizabeth L. Colagiuri Deputy Dean of the College Director, Freshman Seminars Program Princeton Universitywww.odoc.princeton.edu Proposals for Inclusive and Equitable Teaching The next call for proposals will take place in the Spring of 2023. The 250th Fund for Innovation in Undergraduate Education Administered by the Office of the Dean of the College and the McGraw Center, the 250th Anniversary Fund for Innovation in Undergraduate Education. The Innovation Fund) is the University's principal resource for supporting innovation in the undergraduate curriculum. With the endorsement of their department or program, faculty members may submit proposals for new or reimagined courses, particularly medium to large courses, in any subject at any level. The deadline for funding for AY 2022-23 is January 31, 2023. Stay tuned for the announcement for AY 2023-2024. -- Examples of past 250th awardees Projects funded in academic year 21-22 Digital Pedagogy The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning invites proposals from faculty, or a faculty member in partnership with a graduate student, to develop course-based digital pedagogy projects, small-scale educational tools, or instructional resources that have the potential to augment or expand existing course curriculum. Successful applicants will work closely with McGraw Center staff to plan and build their projects into working prototypes. The McGraw Center will award graduate students who are working in partnership with faculty with a one-time honorarium upon completion of the project, depending on its scope. The graduate student does not need to be appointed as an AI for the course for which the project is proposed. The goal of the initiative is to: Enrich course learning goals Engage student learning through the thoughtful application of technology to course content Promote the creative use of campus resources for teaching and learning Ideal project proposals should emphasize active student engagement with course topics and/or materials, and thoughtfully consider the relative merits of digital media or tools over more traditional forms of instruction. Proposals must be tied to courses being offered within one year of the award being granted. Possible project proposals might include: Digital collections and archives Discipline- or course-specific learning materials Corpora for data/text analysis and visualization Mapping projects Open educational resources (OER) Online activities or small-scale instructional tools Digital editions Annotated image or manuscript collections Student self-assessment tools or question banks Leveraging existing open-source tools Participatory research projects that make use of digital tools And more -- this proposal welcomes all ideas McGraw Center staff in the Educational and Classrooms Technology group works closely with the awardees to help conceptualize, create, manage and implement projects. Support provided may include instructional design, selection of appropriate technologies or existing tools, web development, custom programming, video or audio recording and editing, and digitization. McGraw Center staff will also be available to provide any training or documentation needs to ensure the successful completion of the project. Calls for proposals occur during Fall semester. Please submit your 2022/2023 proposal by January 10th, 2023.