The University of Maryland is seeking proposals for Teaching Innovation Grants to support effective, engaging and inclusive learning experiences that prepare students to navigate a technology-rich world.
The competitive grant program will fund projects centered around open educational resources, learning analytics, immersive learning environments, artificial intelligence and machine learning, metaverse, gamification, and other “avant-garde” or “blue ocean” strategies.
“Through our strategic plan, we have forged a shared commitment to be a university dedicated to the art and science of education and committed to reimagining teaching and learning inside both classrooms and communities,” said Senior Vice President and Provost Jennifer King Rice. “Over the past several years, through new program investments, community-based experiences, curricular initiatives and facilities upgrades, we have collectively proven this to be true.
Last year, the program invested $2.7 million in more than 100 innovative educational projects designed to expand active and experiential learning across the university. Its accomplishments and impacts are highlighted in a report on last year's initiative.
Proposals from all disciplines are welcomed, and participants are encouraged to collaborate across fields of study to maximize teaching impact and create innovative and meaningful learning experiences. Rice urges faculty to use this as an opportunity to engage your students in the process.
Information sessions will be held 3-4 p.m. Sept. 12 and noon-1 p.m. Sept. 13, and applications will be accepted in October. Academic and programmatic units may submit proposals at two different levels depending on the type of innovation, project scale and demonstrated funding needs.
To register for the information sessions and find details about eligibility, funding priorities and key dates related to the submission and review process, visit the Teaching Innovation Grants call for proposals or contact the Teaching & Learning Transformation Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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