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Enhancing the Design of Gateway Experiences (EDGE) Grant and Student Success Faculty Fellows Program

Date:   9/15/2017


The Center for Teaching Excellence is happy to announce a new grant opportunity and a new fellows opportunity. 

Enhancing the Design of Gateway Experiences (EDGE)
(A collaboration between the Dean of Faculties, the Center for Teaching Excellence, Instructional Technology Services, and Undergraduate Studies) 

Rationale: Required high enrollment courses act as gateways for remaining in a major and as bottlenecks for student success due to relatively high percentages of non-passing course grades. The EDGE grant will support programs willing to participate in a faculty driven course design process (see EDGE Infographic), which includes alignment of the learning outcomes, assessments and teaching methods, as well as, analysis of the broader impact of the course within the overall curriculum. This process includes analysis of student data to identify knowledge and skill gaps that could be closed by implementing evidence-based teaching approaches that incentivize student learning (e.g., less lecture, low-stakes opportunities to employ practice, interleaving, problem-solving) and by implementing appropriate student learning assessments. The award is $33,333 of support per year renewable, dependent on progress, for a total of $100,000 per program that completes all three years. More information and request for proposals.

2017-2018 Student Success Faculty Fellows Program
Rationale: To encourage adoption of evidence based approaches to improve student learning (e.g. see Chickering and Ehrmann 1996, Pascarella & Terenzini 2005, Taylor & Parsons 2011) we seek proposals from TAMU faculty for projects to pursue transformational goals for their teaching, with the expectation that these fellows will identify ways to bring what they learn back to their department and college. While we expect the faculty member’s goals will likely be associated with targeting aspects of a course, other projects consistent with the associated Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) support may also be funded. (Feel free to contact us at CTE@tamu.edu to review any non-course transformational goal for teaching in support of student success.) More information and request for proposals.