2018 - Open Educational Resources
Co-funded by the Office of the Vice President for Instruction and the Center for Teaching and Learning, the 2018 cohort of the CTL Fellows for Innovative Teaching will focus on strategies for scaling the implementation of Open Educational Resources (OERs) across campus. The activities for this program will begin in March 2018 and conclude in December 2018. Questions regarding this program should be directed to Dr. Sherry Clouser, Assistant Director for Learning Technologies (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The goals of the 2018 CTL Fellows for Innovative Teaching include the following:
- To support high-impact OER projects, including the adoption, adaptation, and/or creation of Open Textbooks, Open Courseware, and/or other Open Educational Resources more broadly in participants’ departments and/or across departments;
- To provide funding ($5,000) to support instructional innovation around OERs;
- To provide coaching for course re-design based on evidence-based pedagogy;
- To further integrate what research tells us about how people learn in key courses at the University; and
- To reinforce an instructional environment that honors and recognizes dedicated teaching scholars and promotes a learning-community spirit on a large campus.
The 2018 CTL Fellows for Innovative Teaching will include the following activities and events:
- March 20 - participation in the UGA Affordable Learning Institute (8:15am-1:30pm) and cohort kickoff meeting (4:00-5:00pm)
- April - cohort meeting based on participants’ schedules
- May - day-long cohort meeting based on participants’ schedules (week of May 7)
- June-August - Consultation as needed
- September-November - Monthly cohort meetings based on participants’ schedules
- December - Final meeting
Attendance of additional workshops and conferences around OERs will also be encouraged.
The CTL Fellows for Innovative Teaching program is open to all teaching faculty, including tenure-track and non-tenure track, who are full-time employees of the University.
Applications will be reviewed for ideas and interest in implementing and promoting the use of OERs within applicants’ departments. As one of the goals of the program is to identify opportunities and strategies for broad implementation of OERs, each applicant must have a written statement of support their their department chair. This support is a key factor in the selection process. Participants’ department chairs are encouraged to attend the March kickoff event.
The Call for Applications is open through February 9, 2018. Selected participants will be notified on or before February 23, 2018.