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NSF Proposals

The Center offers evidence-based advice regarding aspects of projects related to teaching, learning, and resulting broader impacts.

Proposal phase:
  • Brainstorm approaches for structuring teaching and learning activities
  • Offer feedback on draft plans
  • Suggest specific ways of collecting information related to teaching and learning during implementation
  • Identify supporting citations from teaching and learning literature
  • Connect faculty member with other support units on campus
  • Provide a letter of collaboration

Funded phase:
  • Review course design for alignment and universal design principles
  • Critique course materials created as part of the project
  • Advise on balance of formative and summative assessment
  • Observe in the classroom to provide feedback on teaching practice and student engagement
  • Identify appropriate methods for obtaining student feedback in addition to end of term evaluations (examples: TAMU Early Feedback, Classroom Assessment Techniques, student focus groups)
  • Assist with analysis of student feedback to identify impact and next steps
The Center’s team of Instructional Consultants has extensive knowledge of the scholarly literature on teaching and learning including course and curriculum design, teaching methods, active learning, student engagement, technology for teaching, and assessment.

For assistance, contact Jean Layne, Instructional Consultant at jlayne@tamu.edu or 979/862.4269.