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Faculty Development Grants 

The Office of Grants & Sponsored Research

The Office of Grants & Sponsored Research offers a comprehensive list of internal grants available at Rollins. External funds may also be available for specific professional development plans.  See their "Find Funding" page, or contact Devon Massot

Highlighted Faculty Development Grants

See below for some highlighted faculty development grants from across campus.

Would you like to host and facilitate your own book discussion?  Apply for the Endeavor Center to purchase up to $300 for books and/or refreshments for the group.   

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Teaching squares are groups of four faculty members who visit each other’s classes -- to learn from each other, not to evaluate each other -- once or twice, and then get together to debrief and discuss what they learned from the experiences. Groups of three are encouraged to find a fourth but may also form teaching triangles.

The Endeavor Center will support the debrief conversation with up to $150 reimbursement for a meal.

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The Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub (the "Hub") offers small grants (up to $500 per course) to incorporate an activity related to social innovation* in any course that you teach. This may include, for example, a community-based experience, a guest speaker, student presentations on campus, etc.

To apply, simply email the following informationto Dan Chong (Faculty Co-Director, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub) at dchong@rollins.edu:

  • Title and course number
  • Expected number of students
  • Brief description of the proposed activity
  • Brief explanation of how this activity advances students' understanding of social innovation
  • Simple budget of expenses

The Hub will review applications on an ongoing basis, from any full-time, continuing faculty member in any department. Funds are limited. 

*  As a reminder, "social innovation" involves the exploration of creative and sustainable solutions to social problems, particularly those that affect marginalized populations. Social innovation can involve policy advocacy, public communication, expressive arts, new technologies, new business ventures, and other pathways to social change.

These Signature Working Groups focus on developing or revising specific assignments or entire courses in the Rollins general education program.

To bring different perspectives and areas of expertise to the work, faculty are strongly encouraged to include relevant members of the campus community (staff and/or students) as full partners in all of the working group's activities. 

Upon completion of the required activities, each fully participating member of working groups will receive a stipend of $500 for assignment development or redesign, or $1,000 for course development or redesign. 

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Lesson study projects are team-based studies of a single lesson, carefully developed to promote a significant learning goal. Three to six people work closely together to create, implement, and study a single lesson, typically a class period plus its preparatory and post-class homework. These projects are intensely collaborative: rather than efficiently "jigsawing" the work across the team, every step is completed collaboratively.

The Endeavor Center will support lesson study projects with $300 to each fully-participating team member--awarded upon submission of a brief explanation of the study, the first iteration of the lesson, and a study plan. An additional $450 will be awarded to each fully-participating team member upon the completion of the lesson study project and submission of a final report.

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The Endeavor Center will provide grants of up to $1,000 to full-time faculty (i.e., tenured and tenure-track faculty, lecturers, Visiting Assistant Professors) to attend a major SoTL conference in order to 

  • learn about SoTL, and share their own SoTL projects (if applicable), 
  • develop or deepen their pedagogical skills, and 
  • join the international conversations about postsecondary teaching, learning, and SoTL. 

Recipients will share what they learn at the conference with the Rollins teaching and learning community (e.g., a ROLLINSpire blog post, a panel or workshop, a SoTL book group).  

Funding will cover travel, accommodations, meals, and conference fees. Presentation is not a requirement for the SoTL Conference Travel Grants, as the primary goal is to learn and meet new colleagues.  

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The Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub (the "Hub") offers a $1,500 grant to participate in a social innovation* conference (e.g., the Ashoka Exchange, etc.) or conduct academic research in this field. This is intended to supplement, rather than replace, a faculty member's regular annual travel budget.

See this application form for details. The Hub will review applications on an ongoing basis, from any full-time, continuing faculty member in any department. Funds are limited. Applications can be emailed to Dan Chong (Faculty Co-Director, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub) at dchong@rollins.edu.

*  As a reminder, "social innovation" involves the exploration of creative and sustainable solutions to social problems, particularly those that affect marginalized populations. Social innovation can involve policy advocacy, public communication, expressive arts, new technologies, new business ventures, and other pathways to social change.

The Rollins Diversity Council invites proposals from faculty/staff in collaboration with students to support projects in keeping with our guiding principles that will help to further our mission of increased diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice on campus. Projects should focus on the enhancement of diversity, equity and inclusion on campus. Suggestions include:

  • Designing a workshop series on diversity and inclusion for students not previously offered on campus.
  • Designing a “train the trainer” program for course redesign, pedagogical practices, or cocurricular programming never previously offered through an existing office on campus.
  • Researching and drafting a proposed policy change that could positively impact the employee or student experience
  • Revising or designing a course diversity, equity, inclusion and/or social justice that will be offered on a recurring basis
  • Research of best practices leading to increased recruitment and retention of underrepresented faculty and students
  • An assessment plan for current efforts in recruitment and retention of underrepresented faculty, staff, or students
  • An assessment plan for diversity across the curriculum

Grants of $2,000 will be awarded for developing the project. Up to an additional $750 may be awarded for specified costs associated with the project. Expenses will remain limited to $750 per project.

For a full description of the Diversity and Infusion Grants (including the application form), see this PDFProposals are due on December 1. 

From the Office of Information Technology, Faculty Instructional Technology Integration (FITI) Grants aim to accomplish three main goals:

  • Encourage the pedagogically sound use of technology and digital content in student learning.
  • Encourage faculty to utilize instructional technologists, librarians, and the Endeavor Center as an integrated collaborative development team.
  • Increase the technological literacy of faculty in regards to teaching and learning.

Grants in the form of stipends of up to $2500 are available for Rollins full-time faculty members for either their time during the summer or release time (with prior approval). Additional funds of up to $2500 may be requested to cover costs associated with travel, training, or other necessary fees. Although proposals can include the use of technology in faculty research, all funded proposals will integrate the use of technology in the classroom within the academic school year.

The online grant application is due on February 28. Questions? Contact Amy Sugar asugar@rollins.edu, Director of Instructional Design & Technology.


Interested faculty members who want to explore a potential project suitable for a FITI or OER grant are invited to meet with Amy Sugar and Deborah Prosser in the Bookmark Café on Wednesday 2/6 (12 – 1 pm) or Thursday 2/7 (1-2 pm). They will buy you a cup of coffee or tea. If you are unable to meet during one of these timeframes and would like to discuss an idea for a FITI grant, please contact Amy Sugar.

 

The Open Educational Resources (OER) Grant aims to accomplish three main goals:

  • Significantly lower the cost of required materials (i.e. textbooks) to enrolled students in a specific course.
  • Maintain and improve student learning outcomes and satisfaction with the required materials.
  • Contribute to the growing body of OER available to the global higher education community. 

Grants in the form of stipends of up to $3000 are available for Rollins faculty members interested in working with a team consisting of the Director of the Endeavor Center for Faculty Development, an instructional technologist, and a librarian to lower the textbook costs for students in a specific course using Open Educational Resources (OER). The grant will be for three years, or three iterations of a specific course. Therefore, grants could last for a minimum of three semesters and a maximum of six years. The committee will fund up to one new OER project per academic year. This program is open to both full-time and contingent faculty members teaching in CLA, Crummer, and Holt.

The online OER grant application is due on 2/28/19. Please contact Deborah Prosser with any questions.

The Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship program provides the opportunity for students and faculty to work on original scholarship. The program is open to faculty from all disciplines, with the primary requirement being that the student and faculty member work closely together as collaborators.

The Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship program has arranged for the College to receive Enhanced Institutional membership in the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). This membership allows all faculty, administrators, students, and staff to join the Council on Undergraduate Research as individual members at no additional cost. Participants of the Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship program may now also present research results at the CUR National Council on Undergraduate Research meeting.

For a full description of the program, guidelines, and details about applying, see this PDFProposals are due March 6, 2020. 

For more information, contact Chris Fuse (Director of the Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program), and look for informational sessions for students in the spring. 

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Individual Development and Course Development Grants are awarded for workshops, symposia, seminars, structured study projects, conferences, and the development of material for new courses. These grants help a faculty member acquire new knowledge or develop a specific course.

Amount: up to $5,000

Contact: Chair of FRDC (see above) or Karla Knight, kknight@rollins.edu

Deadlines: Last Friday of September for faculty members planning sabbatical; third Friday in January for faculty members not using the grant for a sabbatical period

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