Technology Integration Grants
In light of WVU's most recent spending guidelines, TLC's Technology Integration Grants for 2023 are on hold. We will reevaluate opportunities in 2024.
In 2021, seven specialty kits were available for request (see "2021 Kits" link on right navigation pane for more info"). This year we have transitioned back to fully open applications with technology equipment chosen by you.
The purpose of the Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC) Technology Integration Grant
(TIG) is to encourage WVU faculty to explore educational technologies/tools that
enhance teaching and learning. Broader goals of this grant are to foster the
exchange of ideas regarding such technologies among peers and to inform curricular
decisions related to technology integration.
Program Eligibility: At this time the program is open to full-time faculty teaching at WVU (including regional campuses). Projects that directly incorporate graduate teaching assistants are encouraged. Questions regarding the proposal process should be routed via email to email@example.com.
Process: Faculty will propose 1) integrating an emerging educational technology or 2) utilizing an existing technology (e.g. document camera) in an innovative way to enhance student learning. Teaching and Learning Commons will select up to 6 projects of $2,000 or less to be implemented in the upcoming academic year (starting in Fall). For selected projects, the TLC will purchase the equipment and supplies approved by both parties, for the associated academic department (with the understanding that the submitting faculty member will have primary use of the equipment for at least 5 years). Ongoing maintenance and supplies will be the responsibility of academic departments, and therefore Chair approval will be required before purchases are made.
Outcome: The expected outcome of this grant is the integration of these technologies/tools into at least one course during the next academic year to enhance the student learning experience. Award recipients will be expected to do the following:
- participate in two post-award consultations with the TLC Sandbox*;
- provide evidence of how the technology is being incorporated to achieve course objectives;
- assess the technology impact on student learning outcomes in consultation with TLC staff;
- create a poster summarizing the project and present at Celebrate on May 10, 2023.
Application Procedure and Timeline: Complete the online proposal form (see APPLY button) by the application deadline of March 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (ET). Awardees will be announced in mid-March. Initial consultations will be scheduled in March and April, with purchases to immediately follow. Receipt of goods expected in June. In the event that the awardee(s) are unable or unwilling to meet the specified outcomes, the purchased equipment may be reassigned at the discretion of the Teaching and Learning Commons.
Review and Selection: Applications will be reviewed by senior staff within the Teaching and Learning Commons. The review criteria will include:
- Rationale: innovation and feasibility of project implementation;
- Evaluation Plan: expected impact on student learning;
- Impact: broader influence on curricular decisions related to technology integration.
* The Teaching and Learning Commons Sandbox is a research and development space
for faculty, graduate students and staff to assess and test emerging learning
technologies. The Teaching and Learning Commons exemplifies an evidence-based,
scholarship approach that incorporates research, exploration, and innovation.