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Teaching Fellows Grants are designed to recognize faculty who pursue substantive projects involving original scholarly or creative effort aimed at the improvement of teaching and learning, and to engage faculty in public discussion of such work. The grants include a $2,000 stipend and a $3,000 development fund.

READING AND WRITING DIFFERENCE IN THE ENGLISH CLASSROOM ($5,000)

Amy Goodburn, English

There is a tremendous need to create professional development texts that focus on how social identity can be theorized and employed as a meaningful concept for teachers engaged in literacy education. The grant will enable the creation of a book designed for pre-service undergraduate English Education majors and teachers of high school English. The book stems from Goodburn's work with pre-service English education students, college students in writing and reading classrooms, and practicing teachers over the past 11 years.

The book will provide teachers a theoretical and pedagogical model for examining and valuing the multiple social differences that students bring to their reading and writing practice. It will also help teachers examine how their own social differences shape how they read and respond to students' literacies.

Amy Goodburn

TESTING THE IMPACT OF DRAMATURGICAL TEACHING IN THE LEADERSHIP CLASSROOM ($5,000)

John Barbuto Jr., Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication

In the grant seeker's model, dramaturgical, or acting, teaching replaces experiential activities with the experiential classroom. In the leadership classroom, dramaturgical teaching involves the instructor modeling the leadership style being taught. To this end, the undergraduate leadership course, ALEC 302, Dynamics of Effective Leadership in Organizations, was redesigned. For example, in the section of the class dealing with power and politics, the instructor establishes a strict learning environment that is competitive and formal.

Student evaluations have been generally positive and interest has shifted toward testing the impact this method has on learning. The grant will allow the continuation of data collection, data analysis, the writing and publication of a manuscript and a seminar discussing the dramaturgical technique.

John Barbuto Jr

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PREPARING ITLE-5 PROPOSALS
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  • Two proposals win funding - see our March newsletter.
  • Call for Proposals - due to deans Oct. 17, 2008.
  • Deadline for Deans to submit Year 5 ITLE proposals from their colleges was Oct. 28, 2008.
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