The Center for Teaching & Learning
Georgia Southern University

Faculty Development Awards

The Faculty Development Committee is pleased to announce the availability of four types of funding in support of faculty development activities by faculty members. Funded by the University, the programs are designed to provide time and resources for enhancement of the teaching-learning process with emphasis directed toward classroom instruction.

Development of Instruction

Application Deadline: 5:00 pm – September 1, 2017

Funds are available for faculty members to pursue projects that will have a direct impact upon classroom instruction. Supplies, equipment, travel related to the project, or personal services to develop innovative teaching strategies or improve existing methodology may be funded.

Download application for the development of instruction.

Professional Travel

Application Deadlines: for academic terms below are all at 5:00 pm on the particular date:

  • Fall: September 8, 2017 (for travel between November 2, 2017 and March 1, 2018)
  • Spring: January 19, 2018 (for travel between March 2, 2018 and June 20, 2018)
  • Summer: March 23, 2018 (for travel between June 21, 2018 and November 1, 2018)

Funds are available to support professional travel for conference and professional meetings directly related to updating knowledge of the discipline and enhancing your professional development as a teacher-scholar. Please read the Awards for Professional Travel Guidelines  prior to completing the application form below.

Download application for professional travel. Please note that this is a NEW fillable Adobe Acrobat FORM. ALL proposals must be submitted using this form. You MUST download and save the file to your local computer. Then open the file with Adobe Acrobat Professional, complete the form, and save it prior to submitting. Adobe Acrobat Reader will NOT work.

Summer Award

Application Deadline: 5:00 pm – February 2, 2018

Awards of $3000 (salary, purchase, or reimbursement) each will allow faculty members to upgrade skills in the discipline, to develop innovative teaching strategies, to devise new courses/significantly revise existing ones, to plan significant curriculum changes, or to pursue other creative projects that affect the instructional process.

Note: These funds will be paid out of the FY17 budget. If requesting salary, it will be paid August 2016.

Download application for development of summer award.

Excellence  in Instruction

Nomination Deadline: 5:00 p.m. September 8, 2017
Submission of materials deadline: 5:00 p.m. December 15, 2017

Designed to recognize and reward faculty who have made outstanding contributions to the teaching-learning process at Georgia Southern, the Awards for Excellence in Contributions to Instruction are presented to two full time faculty members. Recipients are selected from persons nominated by faculty, administrators, and/or students. Two $4,000 summer stipends are awarded.

Download nomination application for award for excellence in contributions to instruction.

Please note that this is a NEW fillable Adobe Acrobat FORM. ALL proposals must be submitted using this form. You MUST download and save the file to your local computer. Then open the file with Adobe Acrobat Professional, complete the form, and save it prior to submitting. Adobe Acrobat Reader will NOT work.

Requirements for Eligibility

  • Full-time faculty members are eligible
  • The applicant should not refer to a co-presenter or other potential beneficiary of funding by name. It is the applicant’s responsibility to maintain confidentiality.
  • Recipients of awards are not eligible for awards within the same category the following year.

No member of the Faculty Development Committee may receive a faculty development award or an Award for Excellence in Instruction while he or she serves on the committee. Nor may he or she nominate someone for the award or write a letter of recommendation for a nominee for the award during this term of service.

Intellectual Property

Please note that the receipt of any award used for the development of creative and scholarly works and new materials, devices, processes, or other inventions which may have commercial potential is governed by the Georgia Southern University Intellectual Property Policy.

University personnel are required to provide the Provost with a project disclosure on forms provided by the Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs. The Georgia Southern University Intellectual Property Policy can be found on the web at: http://research.georgiasouthern.edu/orssp/intellectual-property/

Submissions

Submit proposals to:
Center for Teaching & Learning
inter-office mail: P. O. Box 8143
email: Patricia Hendrix at: phendrix@georgiasouthern.edu

Last updated: 9/21/2017

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