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Grants focus on teaching and learning

[Teaching and Learning]
Catherine Donnelly from the School of Rehabilitation Therapy presents at the Showcase of Teaching and Learning on May 5. (University Communications)

Two grants programs being offered to Queen’s scholars this year aim to support research and enhance teaching and learning on campus.

New this year are several Educational Research Grants, which will help fund systematic, evidence-based studies into teaching and learning methodologies, and returning this year are the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Grants, for projects that focus on various aspects of teaching, including course or program design, assessment techniques, or effective use of technology.  Both are offered by the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL).

“We are very excited to offer these funding opportunities,” says Peter Wolf, Associate Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) and Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning. “This research will inform how our university’s educators move forward and adapt to the changing needs of our students.”

Three Educational Research Grants are available this year: one for graduate students, for up to $1,000, and two to all other Queen’s educators, for up to $5,000.

“This is seed money – we want to get people interested in educational research, and to know that there is support available,” says Klodiana Kolomitro, an educational developer with the CTL who will co-lead an ideas-exchange session later this month to facilitate discussion and collaboration among scholars about educational research.

More Information
Educational Research Grants
Teaching and Learning Enhancement Grants
Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award
Researching Your Practice: An Ideas Exchange for Educational Research
Wednesday, May 20

Winning proposals for the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Grants could receive up to a maximum of $7,000. A total of $30,000 is available.

Both grants were announced at the May 5 Showcase of Teaching and Learning, which drew students, faculty and staff together for a day of presentations and dynamic discussion regarding new teaching and learning practices and research happening at Queen’s.

“This was a wonderful event,” says Mr. Wolf. “We hope participants left inspired and full of ideas to enrich their teaching practices.”

The deadline for both the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Grants and the Educational Research Grants is June 25, 2015.  The CTL is also accepting nominations for its lead teaching award, the Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award, with a deadline of June 30, 2015.