Innovative Pedagogy Grant Program

Innovative Pedagogy Grant Program, skillfully intertwine technology into a face-to-face, online, or hybrid course

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Overview

The Innovative Pedagogy Grant Program is a unique program that offers instructors and staff the opportunity to learn how to skillfully intertwine technology into an online or hybrid course. The program is open to all instructors and staff who teach 100-, 200-, 300-, or 400-level courses at the College Station campus.

Sixteen (16) awards of up to $10,000 each may be made to Principal Investigators for course development activities. The program directly aligns with the Office of the Provost's Pedagogy Project by supporting the development of course materials that are pedagogically sound, encourage student motivation, and increase student retention.

Candidates should submit their completed proposals, as outlined in the 2018 RFP, to ITS by Monday, January 22. All proposals are to be submitted via email to itshelp@tamu.edu. Proposals will be reviewed by the Instructional Technology Services Team and evaluated using an associated rubric. Notifications of acceptance and additional details will be provided by Monday, January 29.

Goals

  • Identify best practices related to modern pedagogy in a technology-mediated learning environment
  • Incorporate active learning
  • Identify applicable instructional technologies
  • Improve learning outcomes
  • Increase retention rates
  • Comply with ADA requirements, Copyright Law, and the Principles of Good Practice for Electronically Offered Academic Degree and Certificate Programs from SACS and THECB
     

Expected Outcomes

  • Incorporate practices to increase student motivation
  • Improve student retention
  • Develop measurable course learning outcomes
  • Integrate instructional technologies
  • Incorporate modern pedagogy
  • Create an Exemplary Course Model Repository available to instructors
  • Document activities for tenure and promotion consideration
     

Program Details

The program allows instructors and staff to select the track that best fits their course design needs. The Open Pathway allows participants to identify their course design needs and work with the ITS Instructional Design Team in developing a training plan to address those needs. The Instructional Technology Certificate Program Pathway teaches participants the pedagogical practices to incorporate technology with course design and teaching.

Open Pathway

Instructional Technology Certificate Program (ITCP) Pathway

Phase I Requirements (Duration: 3 Weeks)

Phase I Requirements (Duration: 3 Weeks)

  • Two (2) face-to-face meetings with Instructional Design Team
  • Prescribed Quality Matters Course
    • Improving Your Online Course
  • Two (2) face-to-face meetings with Instructional Design Team
  • Prescribed Quality Matters Course
    • Improving Your Online Course

Phase I Payout: $2,000 – upon successful completion of requirements

Phase II Requirements (Duration: 1 semester)

Phase II Requirements (Duration: 1 semester)

  • Learning Outcomes & Alignment Online Course
  • Six (6) electives – chosen based on course design
  • Twelve (12) face-to-face work sessions with Instructional Design Team
  • Online Courses:
    • Communicating Effectively w/Learner Interaction
    • Learning Outcomes & Alignment
    • Overview of Technology
    • Multimedia
  • Six (6) electives – chosen based on course design
  • Three (3) face-to-face work sessions with Instructional Design Team

Phase II Payout: $3,000 – upon successful completion of requirements

Phase III Requirements (Duration: 6 months)

Phase III Requirements (Duration: 6 months)

  • One-on-one consultations with Instructional Design Team (as needed)
  • Training sessions (as needed)
  • Quality assurance review of course
  • ITCP Capstone Online Course
  • One-on-one consultations with Instructional Design Team (as needed)
  • Quality assurance review of course

Phase III Payout: $5,000 – upon successful completion of requirements

Please note that this program requires a commitment of 7-10 hours per week. This commitment includes face-to-face requirements, trainings, training assignments, and content design and development.