The Faculty Development Center is pleased to offer the 14th annual Faculty Technology Stipends for the 2014/2015 academic year. These stipends are designed to reward the extra time and effort required for faculty to develop technology-based solutions for their courses, and/or revamp their online course incorporating current and best practices in instructional design. A total of 10 $1500 awards will be made in the following two areas:
1. Technology integration into live/online courses;
2. Innovative student engagement practices in class and online;
Proposals will be considered for projects that are designed to produce significant improvements in undergraduate and graduate learning processes with a focus on new technology. This year, we are particularly interested in proposals that predict a significant increase with student engagement and participation, both in class and online.
These stipends are intended to promote pedagogical excellence in the University of Maine’s curricula by fostering creativity and promoting experimentation through new uses of instructional technology.
Instructional design resources and technical consultation services will be provided by the Faculty Development Center located in 149 Memorial Union.
Eligibility: All faculty who will be teaching at the University of Maine in the 2014/2015 academic year are eligible to apply. We encourage proposals from faculty who have not previously received a Faculty Technology Stipend.
How to apply …
Provide a clear and concise proposal for the project and expected outcomes. This will include a description of faculty activity, the use of services offered through the University, and utilization of new or existing equipment.
If you are planning to purchase computers or equipment using stipend funds, please provide a working budget that includes expenses related to the equipment and support.
Each award recipient will be responsible for reporting project updates to the Faculty Development Center at the end of June, July, and August (2014).
All award recipients must participate in the 2014 Faculty Technology Fair to present an overview of their project and findings.
Stipends will be dispersed in the following ways:
as salary minus all applicable taxes (approximately 30%)
to purchase equipment (no taxes would be deducted)
combination of above options
In addition to the stipend, presenters will be given the opportunity to win additional funds based on votes cast at the Faculty Technology Fair. The winner will receive an additional $1000 that can be used as a “gift certificate” for equipment purchases through Computer Connections or added to their salary (minus all applicable taxes).
Deadline for the application – March 7, 2014
Awards announced – March 28, 2014
Funds disbursed: May 31, 2014
Project completed: August 31, 2014
Project presentation at the Faculty Technology Fair: 2nd or 3rd week of November 2014
More information is available at www.umaine.edu/fdc