All applications should be submitted using our online form.
Applications must include a 500-750 word description of your project, including the following:
- Project Description: a detailed description of the project being proposed, what stage you are at in completing the project, and what you hope to accomplish during the retreat (see below for descriptions of the two "tracks" available for participants)
- Benefit: briefly discuss your reasons for doing this project (or for doing SOTL more generally) and explain what benefits you anticipate for yourself and the College
- Plans for Review and Dissemination: What are your plans for assessment of your work, and how do you think you will share it with the Stonehill community and/or the wider scholarly community?
- Bibliography (optional): If a particular body of scholarship is informing your project, we invite you to include a brief bibliography.
Regarding IRB Approval: For projects that involve research with human subjects (which most SOTL projects do), it is also highly recommended that you plan to discuss your project with the Director of Academic Development to determine what steps are necessary to secure IRB approval.
Grants are reviewed by the Director of the CTL and the Dean of the Faculty. Applicants will be notified of final decisions by mail (to their campus mailboxes).
Proposals will be evaluated based on:
- the quality of the project being proposed and the clarity of the project description;
- whether their goals for the retreat are reasonable and likely to be accomplished;
- the degree to which the project will benefit the recipient and the larger Stonehill community (e.g. how will the project enhance teaching and learning at Stonehill?); and
- the likelihood of the project leading to some kind of dissemination to the larger scholarly community (either through publication or presentation)
The retreat will also include workshops and discussions geared specfically to faculty who are either in the earlier stages of developing a project or are further along and interested in receiving feedback on a work in progress.
Applicants will need to indicate if they would like to participate in the "Project Development" track or "Work In Progress" track. If you have a question about which track is more appropriate for you, please contact the CTL Director.
Applications should be submitted online by midnight on April 8th. Decisions will be announced later in April. The retreat itself is scheduled for the week following Commencement.
All faculty (full- and part-time) who will be employed by the College in the following school year are eligible to participate in the retreat.
For additional information or to receive feedback on a proposal draft, please contact Stacy Grooters, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (x1324).