New ideas are meant to incubate! The New ATL Grants will offer a wider array of scholarship and practice opportunities. In 2021-2022, the TIO will offer two types of ATL Grants for faculty and instructors: ATL SoTL Fellowship Grants and ATL General Mini-Grants.
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is at the heart of best practice. The new ATL SoTL Fellows will author and promote pedagogy and practice scholarship that amplify UNCG’s unique position in academia and strengthen the field of SoTL.
TIO will offer four SoTL Fellowships for the 2021-2022 academic year. Fellows will develop individual SoTL projects within one of five areas:
Fellows will receive a stipend of $1,000 for their work ($500 each semester), and will participate in a cohort writing process centered around the book Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A guide to the process, and how to develop a project from start to finish (Cathy Bishop-Clark & Beth Dietz-Uhler).
Applications will be available in August 2021 and are due September 15, 2021. Applicants should have a general idea of a project they wish to pursue when applying.
General Mini-Grants are structured similarly to prior ATL Grants. Awardees are expected to document their work and share it for inclusion in the TIO On Demand Resources. Grants can be used to research, develop, and implement strategies in the following categories:
Each Mini-Grant consists of $300 in state-funds. Applications open in August 2021 and close October 8, 2021 for fall. Applications open in January 2022 and close March 4, 2022 for spring. Awardee blog posts are due to the UTLC by January 7, 2022 and May 27, 2022.
Mini-Grants will be awarded on a rolling-basis until their respective close date or funding has been depleted. Applicants are asked to plan and apply early. Awardees can receive only one (1) grant each academic year.