MRU Institute for SoTL

Call for Proposals for the 2015 Nexen Scholars Program

Mount Royal faculty members (full time & contract) are invited to submit research development proposals for participation in the 2015 Nexen Scholars Program. This program brings together selected faculty committed to working together to develop classroom-based inquiry projects designed to shed light on a significant aspect of student learning, and to share evidence and findings publicly in an effort to influence teaching in the field.

Faculty selected as Nexen Scholars will design and undertake an inquiry project in the Fall 2015 and/or Winter 2016 semester aimed at understanding or improving student learning. Note that in the past, this program has only supported projects where scholars were investigating a question related to student learning in their own class. The Institute now also accepts project proposals that explore student learning in a collaborator’s class or over multiple classes. In order for such projects to qualify, they must have direct implications for improving the scholar’s own teaching practice. If a scholar is proposing an investigation in multiple classes or a class which is not their own, the reason for not conducting the study in their own class must be clearly explained and the scholar must be collaborating with the course instructor(s). If you are uncertain whether or not your proposed project meets these criteria, please contact the Director to explore possibilities.

Faculty who are considering applying are encouraged, but not required, to attend the following November presentation and to browse the Institute website for resources and information about previous projects:

SoTL Scholars’ Showcase
Thurs Nov 13 2014, 12:00-1:00 in T107
Presented by 2014 Nexen Scholars: Carolyn Anderson (Social Work), Alex Bruton (Entrepreneurship), Meaghen Johnston (Social Work), Brent Oliver (Social Work), Tammy Sherrow (Nursing), Priscilla Wamucii (General Education), and Janice Miller-Young (Institute)

Deadline for applications: December 1, 2014

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