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Faculty Stipends

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.

2014 Stipend Award Recipients:

Charlsye Smith Diaz                English               
Robert W. Glover Political Science & Honors
Aaron K. Hoshide School of Economics
Jordan LaBouff Psychology and Honors
Molly MacLean College Success Programs
Balu Nayak School of Food and Agriculture
Roy Turner School of Computing and Inf. Science
Jen Tyne Mathematics & Statistics
G. Peter Van Walsum Chemical and Biological Engineering
Todd Zoroya Mathematics & Statistics

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).


Important dates:

Deadline for the application – March 7, 2014

Awards announced – April 2, 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


2014 Faculty Technology Fair Video: