Awards for Outstanding Instructional Development
Deadline for Submission of Proposals – February 28, 2013
The Metroversity Awards for Instructional Development were created to encourage the ongoing improvements of instructional development among full-time faculty of member institutions. They are generously funded through the Grawemeyer Foundation.
- The submitted proposal must involve a course that is or will be part of the approved curriculum where the faculty member teaches.
- The goals and outcomes of the course must be indicated and the means of measuring the outcomes must be included.
- The methodology of the course should be described in general terms and may be accompanied by a syllabus.
- An abstract of 200 words or less must accompany the entry.
- The proposal should only include technology usually available to most institutions.
- Cost of the instructional plan must be within the general scope of a departmental budget. The instructional plan may not include out-of-town travel for students or instructors.
- Previous winning projects are not eligible for the competition. Previous winners of the award are eligible.
- The award winners will be expected to employ the methodology proposed in an actual teaching situation in the near future.
- Winners will be expected to share their expertise with other Metroversity faculty members either through the Metroversity website or at a Master Teacher seminar in the fall of 2013.
- Complete the Award for Outstanding Instructional Development Application Form (pdf). Save the completed form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the proposal and abstract (see below).
- If there are multiple instructors, each must submit an application sheet.
Proposal: Please include:
- Title of course for which this proposal is submitted
- Identify the student population being served.
- Identify the teaching and learning problem(s) that the proposal addresses.
- Identify the specific objectives or learning outcomes that are identified.
- Briefly describe the methodology employed to accomplish these objectives.
- Briefly describe the evaluation process that you will use to determine the success of your project.
- Identify any technology, media or tools utilized.
- Include a budget outlining the cost of your project.
- Provide any additional details that may be useful in describing your proposal.
On a separate sheet, write an abstract of the proposal in 200 words or less.
- Submit the application, proposal and abstract (with name and contact information on each) as Word documents to:
Executive Director of Kentuckiana Metroversity
- You will receive an email confirming that your submission has been received.
- All eligible submissions will be sent to a panel of university and college faculty members. The judges may not be faculty at any of the Metroversity institutions.
- The judges are asked to rank the submissions and a point system will be used to determine the top four proposals.
- A cash award of $1000 will be given to each of the winners at an award ceremony on April 10, 2013.
Examples of Past Winners
- “Reducing Math Anxiety and Improving Standards in College Algebra Courses by Using Special Techniques and Peer Responsibility” by Mr. Michael Bankhead, Bellarmine University.
- “Faith and Money” by Dr. John Mulder and Dr. Dianne Reistroffer, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
- “The Application of Human Resources Management Concepts: The Group Case Study and Real-Works Case Study Methods” by Carrie Donald, University of Louisville.