The Office of the Associate Vice President, Academic, the Centre for Teaching Excellence, and the Centre for the Advancement of Co-operative Education are pleased to announce that 7 LITE Seed Grant projects have recently been funded. We are pleased to note that LITE Grants involve collaborations across departments/units, faculties, and institutions.
- #URWhatUTweat: Exploring the use of social media as a tool to engage students in a public health course – Sharon Kirkpatrick and Karla Boluk (School of Public Health and Health Systems), and Elena Neiterman (Recreation and Leisure Studies)
- CivE Days: Enhancing Student Learning by Providing a Failure Risk Free Environment and Experiential Learning Opportunities – Rania Al-Hammoud, Scott Walbridge, Stephen Phillips, and Kayleanna Giesinger (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering)
- Exploring the Impact of a Mindfulness Meditation Intervention on First Year Students’ Writing Self-Efficacy, Apprehension, Anxiety, and Performance – Wade Wilson (Kinesiology) and Nicole Westlund Stewart (Writing and Communication Centre)
- Facilitating the learning of need finding and problem formulation during cooperative work terms through remote, virtual, clinical instruction – Oscar Nespoli (Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering) and Ada Hurst (Department of Management Sciences)
- Identifying Training Needs and Approaches for Student Team Effectiveness in On-campus and Virtual (On-line) Teams – Jay (John) Michela (Department of Psychology)
- Measuring the value of including experiential opportunities as part of a blended learning continuing professional development program for prospective providers of anticoagulation services – Jeff Nagge, Sherilyn Houle, Rosemary Killeen, , and Cynthia Richard (School of Pharmacy) and Marie Lippens (Centre for Extended Learning)
- WATiMake as a Third Space: A Mixed Methods Analysis – Jen Rathlin and Eugene Li (Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering) and Islai Rathlin (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Information about the LITE Grants
The LITE Grants provide support for investigating innovative approaches to enhancing teaching with a focus on fostering deep student learning at the University of Waterloo. Two kinds of grants are available: LITE Seed Grants fund projects up to $5,000, and LITE Full Grants fund projects up to $30,000.
The next LITE grant application deadline on October 1 is for the Full grants.
The annual LITE Seed Grant application deadlines are February 1 and June 1.
For more information about the grants, please visit the LITE Grant website. If you are considering applying for a grant and would like to discuss your project, please contact Crystal Tse or Kristin Brown at the Centre for Teaching Excellence.
Important note: There have been a few changes to the LITE grant application process. Please carefully review the revised application guidelines and contact Crystal or Kristin if you have any questions.
Scholarly Teaching Library Research Guide
The Scholarly Teaching Library Research Guide (created by the Library, Centre for Teaching Excellence and The Office of Research Ethics) is a step-by-step guide and resource for individuals who are interested in and/or engaged in conducting research on teaching and learning. This guide includes:
- Refresher on research skills and keywords related to teaching and learning to use in your literature search
- Resources on getting started on conducting teaching and learning research
- Relevant journals, organizations, websites, and blogs
- Learning assessment tools used in the literature
- Resources on ethical considerations on conducting research with students as participants
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