Geddes Language Center Technology Integration Mini Grants
2021-2022 Request for Proposals

 

The Geddes Language Center is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 2021-2022 Faculty Mini-Grant Program for amounts ranging from $750 to $1,500. Stipends are designed to provide initial funding to faculty members who are eager to explore and report on new ways to integrate technology and language learning, foster an environment in which faculty initiate innovative technology and learning projects, and compensate for the extra time and effort to develop technology-based resources for their courses. All proposals will be reviewed on individual merit. Five to six awards are made annually and proposals are due Friday, September 24, 2021

 

Overall goals

  • Restructure current instructional delivery models; 
  • Develop new models for building and sustaining effective teaching through technology; 
  • Impact student learning and performance.

Proposals may therefore include

  • Developing innovative technology-based teaching strategies that improve student learning and performance;
  • Developing technology-driven solutions that enhance placement and teaching;
  • Redesigning courses to include a mix of blended face-to-face and online experiences.
  • Creating professional learning communities.

Eligibility

  • All full-time language faculty, regardless of rank. NOTE: recipients of funding from the prior year, including the Camtasia Course, are not eligible to participate two consecutive years.
  • Graduate students and part-time faculty in collaboration with a full-time faculty member.

Expectations

  • Keeping Geddes staff apprised of implementation progress.
  • Consulting with Geddes staff to make effective use of funding.
  • Sharing experiences with colleagues in the department, on campus as part of the Spring Faculty Showcase (mid-April 2022) and beyond
  • Submitting a final progress report (maximum 2 pages) due April 15, 2022.

Review Criteria

Faculty Mini-grant Review Panel will evaluate proposals using the following criteria:

  • Clearly identified and documented need for project;
  • Goals and objectives align with goals outlined in RFP;
  • Proposed activities are innovative and have the potential to advance knowledge; 
  • Achievable time-line for implementation;
  • Clear plan for measuring project outcomes;
  • Potential for impacting large numbers of students;
  • Strategies for in-depth sharing of results;
  • A budget with clearly justified budget expenditures.

Application Cover Sheet

Submit completed materials to Deanna Wong (dswong@bu.edu) by application deadline September 24, 2021.