University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Summer Instructional Development Professorship proposals due March 1

Each year, the Faculty Instructional Development Committee (FIDC) awards a number of Summer Instructional Development Professorships (SIDP) to faculty working on innovative instructional projects. The goal of OID’s SIDP program is to improve the quality of teaching and student learning. Members of the committee look for instructional projects that go beyond normal course development and draw on best practices. Faculty granted SIDPs take solid pedagogical ideas and build a framework to bring those approaches to students in their classes. The grants provide a salary stipend of $4,000 for four weeks of full-time work; the forms are available online at Proposal deadline: noon, March 1.

An important note about SIDP funding:
SIDPs fund four weeks of full-time course development work during May and June. That work can be done in a four week period as full-time work (indicate either May 16-June 15 or June 1-30) or in a six week period as part-time work. Those choosing the latter option can indicate that they prefer their SIDP funding to run from May 16-June 30. With either option, the same total time commitment is required (four weeks of full-time work); however, with the six week option, faculty have an extended period in which to do it.

--Anne Kelsch, director, Instructional Development, 777.4233,

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