Faculty Development: Sources & FDC Proposals Research Orientation Series Winter 2007 University of Cincinnati Wayne Hall Vice Provost for Faculty Development & Professor of English & Comparative Literature Coffee & muffins Brief history & context for faculty-development funding
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Research Orientation Series
University of Cincinnati
Vice Provost for Faculty Development
& Professor of English & Comparative Literature
Brief history & context for faculty-development funding
Info about the Faculty Development Council (FDC)
Relationship of FDC funding to other related sources
Strategies and an example towards successful FDC proposals
All of this as a case study for other kinds of grant proposals
Chances to ask questions all along the wayWhat will I get out of this presentation?
Through negotiated agreements, the actual amount per year is right around $550,000.Wow! I didn’t realize there was so much money available!
Individual proposals: 86 submitted (totaling $263,710), 51 funded (totaling $160,435). (Not all proposals were funded at the level requested.)
Departmental/interdisciplinary proposals: 31 submitted, 12 funded (totaling $114,492).
Universal providers: The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning ($152,000 for the 2005 September Institute, which funded 75 faculty participants); University Libraries and AIT&L ($120,000 for the Early Summer Technology Institute).So where does all this cash go?
In the cases of both Univ Libraries / AIT&L and the CET&L grants, the main portion of that funding goes directly to faculty in the form of professional-development incentive awards to participate in the funded initiatives.Seems like a lot for these “universal providers.”
Individual proposals: 116 submitted (totaling $442,000), 43 funded (totaling $166,000).
Dept. & Interdisciplinary proposals: 12 funded at $142,000.
Universal providers: Univ. Libraries and AIT&L ($125,000); Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning ($113,250 for the 2006 September Institute, to fund 60 faculty participants); Faculty Technology Resources Center ($15,000)What about last year?
The deadline for collaborative proposals (departmental & interdisciplinary) is Feb. 26.
But: any questions before we begin to talk strategy?That’s all ancient history. How do I get FDC money tomorrow?
The next time you log on to Blackboard, you will see (under the “Community" tab) the Faculty Development Council listed as an Organization in which you are participating.
If the University Research Council is interested in the course goals that concern the content knowledge that you will achieve in this course, then the Faculty Development Council is interested in the course goals that concern the learning skills that you will achieve.So how does the FDC differ from the URC?
Always remember to “be specific.”
Consider offering some matching funds.
Don’t write for the reviewer in your discipline.
Offer to share the learning with others.
Don’t play the “go to a conference for free” card.Success strategies: