OVPUE offers a series of grants to faculty to assist them in the creation of new courses or the updating of existing ones. Individual grants focus on specific instructional innovations, from active-learning strategies, to service-learning, to writing.
Many graduate students find employment as associate instructors or tutors through OVPUE and related programs. These positions not only help pay the bills, but also provide opportunities for graduate students to develop as teachers and connect with undergraduates.
Grants and Fellowships for Faculty
Active Learning Grants
The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education offers instructional development grants of $1500 for courses in the 2011–2012 academic year. Offered in conjunction with the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, each grant will be awarded for the revision of an existing course or the creation of a new course that engages students more actively in learning. Bloomington campus full-time faculty are eligible for these awards. Team taught courses are eligible to receive one grant for a total of $1500.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Research Grants
This award program supports new or ongoing studies into issues of teaching and learning as part of the Scholarship on Teaching and Learning (SOTL) Program at Indiana University. It supports faculty member's efforts to improve and better understand teaching and learning through their own in-depth, contextualized, and evidence-based study.
Service-Learning Faculty Fellows
Service-Learning Faculty Fellows are part of a learning community that explores issues related to service-learning and community-based research and will also serve as a resource for other instructors considering adopting a service-learning pedagogy or developing a community-based research design. Each fellow will receive a $1,000 honorarium paid to their research account at the completion of the fellowship year.
Summer Instructional Development Fellowships
This award program supports faculty members’ efforts to improve teaching by encouraging new and/or improved approaches to instruction. Projects funded will include, but are not limited to: development of new, pace-setting courses; extensive innovation in the organization and style of existing courses; or development of new modes of instruction.
The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning’s Writing Program, in conjunction with the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, offers as many as five $1500 Summer Writing-Teaching Grants dedicated to helping faculty design undergraduate courses that use writing in innovative and fruitful ways.
Employment for Graduate Students
Student Academic Centers (SAC)
Provides courses for credit, workshops, supplemental instruction, individualized academic assessment and assistance, outreach services, and support services for faculty and instructors in order to better the transitional development of all undergraduates moving from high school to college level academics. SAC employs approximately 18 graduate associate instructors a year.
Writing Tutorial Services (WTS)
Provides students with free tutorials and help for all stages of the writing process. WTS employs graduate students with broad backgrounds and diverse interests as writing tutors.
IU Grants, Scholarships, and Employment for Graduate Students
Offers access to student appointment vacancies and externally funded grants, scholarships, and fellowships for all stages of graduate study.
Office of Scholarships
There are many scholarship programs available to IU students. The Office of Scholarships provides information, applications, timelines, and scholar spotlights.