Spring 2020 – Enhancing Integrative Learning at UCF: Creating Resources and Sharing Expertise – Call for Proposals

Share your experience and expertise in integrative learning!

Meeting Times: Three Thursday afternoons over the spring semester, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, February 13, February 27, and March 26

Location: UCF Main Campus – Classroom Building 1 (CB1–220)

Grant: $500 for completion of workshops and deliverables

Proposals Due: January 24, 2020

The mission of UCF’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), What’s Next: Integrative Learning for Professional and Civic Preparation, is to prepare our graduates to successfully enter and participate in the next steps of their professional and civic lives through integrative learning. In order to achieve this mission, the QEP has funded numerous faculty and staff projects, workshops, and events focused on creating a culture of integrative learning at UCF. As we enter the next phase of the QEP, we are now looking to expand our dynamic repository of resources and share the expertise of those who have championed integrative learning at UCF.

This call for proposals is for faculty and staff who are interested writing a brief article, designed to serve as a resource for UCF faculty and staff, on an integrative-learning topic. Previous authors have covered topics such as: “Integrative Learning through Service-Learning,” “Student Experiences in Project-Based Networking,” “Professional Mentors in the Classroom,” and “Integrating Mock Interviews in the Classroom,” to name a few. More examples of resource articles can be found here. No web design experience is required for this workshop, only your expertise.

Deliverables may vary depending upon the topic but will include a brief profile in an “about me” section and a brief (1000 word approx.) discussion of integrative learning which may include reflections on best practices, implementation, challenges, success stories, and examples.

Participants will receive $500 at the end of the spring 2020 semester upon successful completion of deliverables and attendance at the three collaboration meetings. Light refreshments will be provided at each session.

Space is limited. To apply, please send a brief statement (no more than 200 words) describing your area of integrative-learning expertise, how it benefits undergraduate students, and how it might translate across disciplines.

For questions, or to apply, please contact QEP@ucf.edu.