Instructional Improvement & Professional Development (IIPD) Grant Program Purpose of the Program The purpose of the IIPD Grant Program is to support “faculty professional development to ensure continued growth, develop new avenues of instruction and curriculum, and to enhance the professional lives of faculty for increased student learning, achievement and success.” IIPD Grant Program Overview IIPD grants are made possible through funding provided by the Grand Rapids Community College Foundation. The IIPD Grant Program is administered by the GRCC Grants and Resource Development Office. IIPD grants are awarded twice each fiscal year during funding rounds in October and March. Maximum grant award is $5,000 per applicant. FY 2012 IIPD Award Recipients Judith Bezile $1,608 Rebecca Brinks $3,627 Lori DeBie $1,658 B. Nan Schichtel $2,829 Keith St. Clair $4,000 Susan Williams $1,066 Course Technology Cengage Learning Conference Oxford Roundtable on Early Childhood Literacy American Library Association Conference American Library Association Conference / Officer Seminar on Cuba in the Global Community American Historical Association Conference Yan Bai Am. Western Political Science Association Conference $1,604 Judith Jankowski Paramount Wellness Institute $2,835 Stacey Heisler National Assoc. for Academic Advising Annual Institute $2,650 Matthew Douglas Study Monarch Butterfly in Central and Northern Brazil $4,500 Filippo Tagliati Art installation for Art Prize 2012 $3,500 Laura Moody Accompany AD248/258 nursing students to Costa Rica $2,200 Kellie Roblin ESL certification $3,255 Tom Boersma FABTECH Conference $1,281 Angus Campbell Culinary Olympics $2,863 Robert Schultz Culinary stages in Hawaii $3,130 Linda Spoelman, Janice Chapman: Reading Apprenticeship Training $3,390 each Shavval Reid Fleming, Joan Gearns: Natl. Council of Teachers of English $2,700/$775 Colleen Becker Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages $2,348 IIPD Grant Criteria Meet the Mission, and Strategic Priorities and Outcomes of GRCC Create an impact on learning and enhances student success Increase the potential for the development of new avenues of instruction Include a clear and comprehensive plan for assessing the impact on student learning Engage others in the learning process by disseminating activity results with the wider campus community IIPD Grant Criteria Meet the applicant’s departmental objectives Foster the applicant’s professional development goals Fit with the applicant’s existing responsibilities Broaden the impact of the IIPD program by supporting individuals who have not received an IIPD grant in the past Implemented within a year from the date of the award Applicant Requirements IIPD grants are available to all permanent full-time GRCC faculty members who have successfully completed two years of probation, are actively working, and have not received an IIPD grant within the last two years. Grant recipients are required to submit a report of the completed grant activity to the Grants Office which will be posted on the Center for Teaching Excellence website. Shared Learning To increase the impact on student learning and enhance student success, IIPD Grant recipients are expected to share what they have learned as a result of their grant-funded activity. The GRCC Center for Teaching Excellence assists grant recipients in implementing shared learning experiences for faculty, staff and the broader community. Shared Learning Shared learning activities can include presentations at faculty Learning Day sessions, departmental presentations, campuswide or public presentations to other educational institutions or community-based groups. Video presentations can also be shared on the Center for Teaching Excellence website. Presentations can describe new avenues of instruction, changes in curriculum or teaching strategies or other activities that will result in enhanced student success. IIPD Grant Application Process All IIPD Grant Application materials are available on the GRCC Grants website at www.grcc.edu/iipdgrants. Grant application deadlines are published in GRCC Today, posted on the GRCC website at www.grcc.edu/iipdgrants, and announced through all-faculty emails and printed materials. The 2012-2013 IIPD Grant Deadlines are: • October 12, 2012 - 4:30 p.m. • March 8, 2013 - 4:30 p.m. IIPD Application Review Process During funding rounds, the IIPD Committee reviews each application and makes recommendations for funding. The IIPD Committee consists of faculty members from a cross-section of academic departments. Members of the IIPD Committee are appointed by the Academic Governing Council for three-year terms, renewable for 1 additional term. Questions?