UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Excellence in Teaching and Learning Series • 2012-2013

Theme: Active Learning Classrooms (University Strategic Initiative)

Image available through Creative Commons, Flickr: Ben WerdmullerActive learning classrooms” are identified as a strategic initiative in our campus strategic plan, Pathway to Distinction.  As we plan the physical construction of campus spaces to support this initiative, it is equally important to investigate the effectiveness of pedagogical approaches that are consistent with active learning classrooms.  

The 2012-2013 Excellence in Teaching and Learning Series seeks to support applied faculty research on teaching strategies that support active learning.  Interested participants are asked to submit research proposals that investigate how different teaching strategies promote active learning.  The Faculty and Academic Staff Development Board will evaluate, in a blind review, all proposals.  Funding will be awarded to ten proposals.

Funding

Ten proposals will be awarded funding.  Each awarded proposal will be receive $500 to support the scholarly work of applicants.

Schedule of Activities

To accommodate participant schedules, two groups will be formed.  Each group will meet monthly to report on the progress of their project and to elicit feedback from fellow scholars.   The schedule provided below will serve as a guide to participants as they engage in their project. 

Month

Group 1

Group 2

Topic

November

11/14

11/15

Refining Your Research Question or Hypothesis

November

12/5

12/6

Creating Your Research Design and Methods

January

1/29

1/30

Sharing Your Literature Review

February

2/19

2/20

Collecting Data

March

3/19

3/20

Collecting Data

April

4/16

4/17

Analyzing Your Data

May

5/7

5/8

Disseminating Your Results to Campus




Publication of Finding

Each participant is asked to share the findings of their project on the Faculty and Academic Staff Development Board (FASDB) website.  In addition, all participants are strongly encouraged to submit their work to scholarly journals for publication with an international audience.

Submit Your Proposal

All proposals should be submitted electronically by Monday, October 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm.

***All classroom research proposals are subject to approval from the UWRF Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB)***

Submit Your Proposal

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Submit your application by Monday, October 1, 2012 at 4:00pm.

Download a copy of the applicationdocument

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