May 12, 2017

Curriculum

Curriculum Development (formerly, Track B) SDGs support the creation of scaffolded learning experiences for students as they progress through an academic program and develop an understanding of the scholarly work in the discipline or field. This curriculum revision engages students in at least two of the three curriculum levels: Discovery of Scholarship, Scholarly Inquiry, and Research & Scholarship.

Curriculum Development SDGs proposals have two parts. In the initial applications, departments express interest in curriculum revision and put together a team (usually consisting of the chair or undergraduate curriculum director and at least two other interested faculty) to participate in a day-long Students as Scholars curriculum development workshop (faculty who participate in the workshop will earn a small stipend). The goal of the workshop is to assess the current undergraduate curriculum and develop a plan for revision that includes undergraduate student scholarship. After completing the workshop, departments complete a full proposal to redesign courses that incorporates undergraduate research and creative activities into their curricula.

**Participants in Curriculum SDG Workshops said that the time spend in the workshop was incredibly productive, both in making progress towards putting together the full proposal, and by having the opportunity to discuss the "big picture" about teaching in their program**

OSCAR and the Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence provide a faculty development series to assist with curriculum development during the first year of implementation. Departments that are awarded Curriculum SDGs are expected to attend these meetings (three in fall and three in spring). Departments are also expected to submit a yearly report at the end of each year of funding, and to submit any supported courses for RS designation within a reasonable time frame.

Deadlines:

  • Curriculum Development Scholarship Development Grant Workshop Applications are due November 2, 2016.
  • The Curriculum SDG Workshop will take place on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 (location TBD).
  • Full Curriculum Development SDG Proposals are due February 15, 2017. Form and submission instructions are available. Please note this application is only for participants in the January 2017 Curriculum SDG Workshop!