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Grant Opportunity from CLE

CLE Summer Online Language Course
Development Fellowships (2017)

The Center for Language Excellence is soliciting applications for a limited number of summer grants of $5,000 each towards online foreign language development. Half of the grant money will be made available at the beginning of the project and the other half after the presentation of the finalized project.

A complete application consists of:
• Project proposal limited to 1,500 words. The proposal should be written in clear, effective prose.
• The proposal should include a project timeline and a statement of experience with online instruction and/or use of online tools to support traditional campus-based instruction.
• A plan for when to offer the course online, including which year of instruction it will involve.
• Current curriculum vitae
• A list of previous language courses (titles) taught and enrollments
• Evidence of quality of teaching (i.e., a summary of student evaluations, assessment of learning outcomes, a brief teaching statement). Limited to five pages or less. Emphasis should be placed on online and hybrid courses as appropriate.
• Letter of departmental support

Applicants should submit materials, including the support letter, to by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2016.
A committee consisting of members of CLE and one or two language faculty will review applications shortly after the submission deadline and fellowship recipients will be notified after they complete their deliberations. Priority will be given to the development of online courses for the less commonly taught languages, but all languages are eligible. The review committee will rate each proposal on the basis of the following criteria:
• Timeliness (for the applicant and for the project)
• Departmental support (how project relates to departmental goals and other initiatives)
• Clarity, detail, and coherence of projected description
• Availability of the applicant for the workshop and the project.

Fellowships expectations include the following:
• Applicants should be available for face-to-face workshop on May 1-5, 2017 (3 or 4 hours a day, preferably in the morning, with afternoon assignments)
• Individual online course development activities are expected to be completed between May 1 and June 30, 2017.
• Applicants are expected to meet, either face-to-face or online at least once a week after the workshop to discuss progress with the workshop leader.