A support package to help faculty develop and conduct a project focused on a teaching and learning research question.
The next series of drop-in sessions will happen in early 2018. In the meantime, if you would like more information or have any questions, please contact Heidi.Marsh@humber.ca
- Up to $1200.00 per investigator to study the impact of a teaching and learning innovation, or to develop a new teaching approach or tool.
- A SoTL workbook to guide faculty through the process.
- Mentorship and support from the CTL: from proposal development to data collection and analysis.
- Peer support throughout the research process, through a community of practice.
- All Humber faculty (full-time; part-time; partial load) are eligible to hold the fund.
- Faculty may apply jointly to share a combined, larger fund for a collaborative project.
- An individual faculty member may apply and receive the fund up to three times in 5 years.
- The fund cannot support research that contributes directly to credentials.
- Faculty are asked to complete the application form: Click here to download the application form.
- The form requires a research idea, commitment to attend two 2-hour proposal development workshops, and approval from your Dean or Associate Dean.
- All faculty that develop an acceptable proposal are approved for funding; that is, once faculty complete the two workshops and submit an acceptable proposal, they will be awarded the fund. However, funding will not be disbursed until workshop attendance is complete and an acceptable final proposal is submitted.
Expectations of Fund Holders
- Attend two proposal development workshops, where you will put together your research plan with consultation and feedback from CTL staff and peers.
- Submit a draft proposal, complete any suggested revisions, and submit a final proposal.
- Apply for a risk assessment or approval from the Humber Research Ethics Board (REB) for research involving human participants, where applicable.
- Attend two check-in lunches during the data collection phase.
- Share your research - this could be a presentation at Showcase or an external teaching and learning conference, or writing a brief written report.
- Software license
- Innovative teaching device or equipment
- Research assistant
- Research participant incentives
- License for a research instrument (e.g., survey)
- Transcription services
- Course release time
- Commercial services
- Computer hardware (unless specifically and uniquely required for the research)
- Journal subscription
- Professional membership
- Faculty remuneration
- Applications (including a research idea and approval from your Dean) are due by January 31, 2018. Applications may be emailed to CTLResearch@humber.ca.
- Attend 2 workshops in February-March 2018 to develop a research plan and budget.
- Submit final proposal by the end of June, 2018; Final approval of updated research plan must be given by your Dean or Associate Dean.
- Apply for REB approval, where applicable.
- Conduct research (collect and analyze data) in September, 2018.
- Share your research (presentation at Showcase or an external teaching and learning conference, or write a brief report).
Check out the impact that the Teaching Innovation Fund has had so far!