RESOURCES FOR TRANSFORMING UNDERGRADUATE GEOSCIENCES EDUCATION

Proposal Writing Workshop

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Facilitating Classroom Innovation in the Geosciences Through the NSF Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (TUES) Program

Description: To raise awareness about the Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (TUES) program and increase both the quality and quantity of proposals submitted by geoscientists to the program, a proposal writing retreat is being held at the University of South Florida. The TUES program seeks to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for all undergraduate students. Activities supported by the TUES program include the creation, adaptation, and dissemination of learning materials and teaching strategies, development of faculty expertise, implementation of educational innovations, and research on STEM teaching and learning. The TUES program especially encourages projects that have the potential to transform undergraduate STEM education and active dissemination and building a community of users are critical components of TUES projects. For more information, including digital resources go to: www.buffalostate.edu/RTUGeoEd.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Midnight, January 28, 2013
Notifications will be made after February 1, 2013
Note: Once notified of acceptance, participants will be required to complete:
  • form signed by their department/program chair and sponsored program representative confirming approval to submit a TUES proposal for the May 2013 deadline
  • template that outlines sections of the TUES proposal (this is your initial working draft to be shared with workshop facilitators)
Tentative Agenda: TBA
Workshop starts: 6:00 p.m. Thursday, March 14
Workshop ends: 1:00 p.m. Sunday, March 17
Note: If accepted, do not plan your departure from Tampa any earlier than 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17th. Free shuttles will be departing from hotel starting at 1:30 p.m.
* All major and some minor airlines serve Tampa with good direct and connecting flights.

Eligibility Requirements:
Open to all geoscience faculty eligible to submit grant proposals to NSF. If unsure, check with your sponsored program office prior to completing an application. Preference will be given to tenured and tenure-track faculty from geosciences/geography departments. Applications may be submitted by individual faculty or teams of faculty. For teams of faculty, costs for only one member can be supported by this project. Note: Additional funding is available for faculty from two-year colleges and minority-serving institutions. Please contact Jill Singer and/or Jeff Ryan directly regarding additional support. IMPORTANT! Participants attending the workshop are expected to submit a Type 1 TUES proposal for the upcoming May 2013 deadline.


Application

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Note: The contact person listed above is considered the primary contact and is the person that will receive email updates and other information about this workshop. You may optionally list an additional collaborator below. Contact Jill Singer or Jeff Ryan to discuss more than one collaborator on this application.



Collaborator Information (optional)

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1.Identify the course(s) you want to target in your TUES Type 1 proposal
Answer either 2A (existing course) or 2B (new course)

2A. If an existing course(s), indicate the following: student audience (majors, non-majors, or both), level (upper division or lower division), program requirement or elective, and enrollment .

2B. If a new course(s) indicate the following: student audience (majors, non-majors, or both), level (upper division or lower division), program requirement or elective, and enrollment.
3. Provide a brief description of what you want to do in the revised or new course. Be sure to identify your desired student learning outcomes and how you might measure these.
4. Describe any special opportunities and/or challenges that might impact the course development/revision (e.g., acquisition of new instrumentation, new faculty hire, building renovation or new building, increased emphasis on active learning and/or increased expectations to engage undergraduates in research experiences at the department or institutional level.)
5. Have you ever submitted and/or received funding from the CCLI or TUES program OR any other NSF program to support either education or research? If yes, please describe and indicate whether you were the PI or a member of the project team and what your role in the project was/is.
6. How did you learn about this opportunity?