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Experiential Learning Innovation Fund for Faculty

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Experiential Learning Innovation Fund for Faculty (ELIFF):

Call for Proposals for Spring 2020 Courses

Office of Experiential Learning

Section A: Overview of the Fund

The Experiential Learning Innovation Fund for Faculty (ELIFF) supports Experiential Learning innovation across the curriculum at the University of Dayton. The fund supports all faculty in the implementation and integration of creative, high-impact Experiential Learning programs and activities in University courses.  Approximately five to seven stipends of $200-$500 will be awarded to faculty members for Spring 2020 courses. Preference will be given to faculty and departments which have not already been awarded funds. The funds may be used for supplies, event fees, and/or student transportation costs associated with the Experiential Learning activity or program designed by the faculty member(s). Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaboration is encouraged. Up to three faculty members may submit a single, collaborative proposal application, as long as students in their separate courses will work together on the same Experiential Learning activity or program. The deadline to apply is Monday, November 25, 2019 at 11:59 PM, and recipients will be announced in December.

The funds may be used for supplies, event fees, and/or student transportation costs associated with the Experiential Learning activity or program designed by the faculty member(s). Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaboration is encouraged. Up to three faculty members may submit a single, collaborative proposal application, as long as students in their separate courses will work together on the same Experiential Learning activity or program. Selected faculty will be involved in an Experiential Learning community cohort which includes a campus conversation event in the Learning Teaching Center to acknowledge faculty work in advancing experiential learning at UD. Recipients will also be featured on the Experiential Learning website. The Office of Experiential Learning also requests that ELIFF recipients submit a follow-up survey about the ELIFF program/activity at the end of the semester.

Please see the Call for Proposals for more information and application guidelines. Feel free to contact Karen Velasquez, Director of Experiential Learning, with any questions at kvelasquez1@udayton.edu.

 

Section B: Experiential Learning Goals

Successful applicants will demonstrate how they plan to incorporate the following aspiration goals into their proposed experiential learning activity or program.

  • Learning outcomes for the experiential activity/program, linked to the course, intended to help students understand what the faculty member hopes they will learn from the experience.
  • Opportunities for students to be immersed in an active, self-guided learning experience where they can experiment and test out ideas in new and diverse settings, on or off-campus.
  • Purposeful reflection components or assignments intended to deepen and generate learning by prompting students to make meaning of the experience.
  • Faculty mentorship and guidance intended to help students to make connections between the learning experience and other personal, academic, and professional aspects of their education.
  • Faculty mentorship and guidance intended to help students apply what they have learned through experiential learning to contexts beyond the classroom and prepare them to use their experiential knowledge in the world.
  • An assessment of how and what students learned through the experience, intended to help students identify areas of improvement and to continually improve future EL activities/programs.

In addition to the above, experiential learning at UD is rooted in the University’s Institutional Learning Goals and Catholic Marianist identity. Successful applicants should demonstrate how the proposed EL program/activity advances at least one or more of the institutional learning goals into their: Scholarship, Faith Traditions, Diversity, Community, Practical Wisdom, Critical Evaluation of Our Times, and/or Vocation. Experiential Learning at the University promotes and reflects the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and should be accessible to all students.

 

Section C: Application and Selection Process

Faculty should complete a Google form application by Monday, November 25, 2019 at 11:59 PM. The application includes a description of the experiential learning activity/program, the amount requested (up to $500) and how the activity/program incorporates experiential learning goals explained in section B. The Director of Experiential Learning and the Experiential Learning Advisory Group will review applications based on the following criteria:

  1. Creativity in terms of thoughtful integration of experiential learning into the course
  2. Extent to which learning outcomes for the experience are clearly articulated
  3. The depth and intentionality of proposed reflection on experience
  4. Perceived financial need and intended use of funds

Applications can be found here and recipients will be announced in December. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact Karen Velasquez, Director of Experiential Learning, at kvelasquez1@udayton.edu. 

Current Recipients - Fall 2019

  • Haozhou Pu, Department of Health and Sport Science - Sport in the Global Community
  • Jillian Ewalt & Julie Jones, University Libraries and Art & Design - Marian Apparitions - Photography & Marian Libraries
  • Yvonne Sun, Biology - Biology of Infectious Disease
  • Jesseca Simmons, Communication - Audio Production
  • Elizabeth Ann Mackay, English - Shakespeare Performance
  • Zelalem Bedaso, Geology - Geochemistry Fieldwork
  • Joni L. Baldwin, Teacher Education - Math Manipulatives for Teacher Education
  • Amy Christopher, Physician Assistant Program - Physician Assistant Program Supplies
  • David Fine, English - Women and Gender Studies
  • Ivan Sudakov, Physics - Physics of Bowling

Previous Recipients

Jacob Cress, Engineering - Industrial Mechanisms 
Andrew Rettig, Geology/Electrical Engineering - Long Range Wireless Communication
Erin Holscher Almazan, Art & Design - Drawing & Printmaking
Laura Leming, Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work - Interfaith Leadership
Roger Reeb, Psychology - Engaged Scholarship for Homelessness: A Service-Learning Course
Molly Sayre, Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work - Community Practice & Research
Yvonne Sun, Biology - Microcosmos
Meredith Doench, English - American Prison Literature and Culture 

Laura Toomb, Communication - Interviewing and Business Communication
Xiaoli LI, English - Writing for the Web
Melissa Guadalupe - Psychology- Developmental Psychopathology
Suki Kwon & Michael Marcinowsky. Art & Design - Visual Journal
Jamie Small, Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work - Gender & Society
Jeri Taylor, Rike Center - Intensive English Program
Miranda Hallett and Katy Kelly, Sociology / University Libraries - Migration & the Human Process
Glenna Jennings, Julie Jones, Photography, Art and Design - Desert Dispatch

Alan Veliz-Cuba, Calculus - Solving Concrete Problems Arising from Biology, Social Sciences, and Engineering
David Fine, English - Feminist Theory and Methodology
Kelly Vibber, Communication - Public Relations Campaigns
Jerome Yorke, Theatre - Community-Engaged Theatre
Mary-Kate Sableski, Education - Diversity In Children's Literature
Jackie Arnold, Education - Early Childhood Literacy Methods
Martha Hurley, Arts and Sciences - Prison Education
Todd Uhlman, History - History of UD Basketball Arena and its Relationship to the Community
Amy Doll, Electrical and Computer Engineering - Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering

Laura Hume, History - Zibaldones and the Dayton Art Institute
Glenna Jennings, Art and Design - Desert Kitchen Collective
Tam Nguyen, Computer Science - Visual Computing and Mixed Reality
Erin O'Mara, Psychology, and Tracy Butler, Psychology - Advancing Scientific Literacy
Pothitos Pitychoutis, Biology - Neuropsychopharmacology Lab Advancements
Misty Thomas-Trout, Art and Design - Facing Dayton: Neighborhood Narratives Extension
Ryan Wantland, Theatre - Up-scaling Small Scale Models with 3D printing

Rachel Bloom-Pojar, History - Writing in the Health Professions and Adventure Central
Suki Kwon, Art and Design, and Jia Judy Yang, Global Languages and Cultures - Dumpling and Sushi Making for Chinese and Japanese Cultural Experience
Yvonne Sun, Biology - American Society for Microbiology Conference 
Miriamne Krummel, English - Working with Vellum

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The Office of Experiential Learning

Roesch Library
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469
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