Call for Applications: The Apgar Award for Innovation in Teaching

DCAL is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the 2018 Apgar Award for Innovation in Teaching, which recognizes existing courses that cross traditional academic boundaries. Nominations due December 10, 2018.

Nominations due December 10, 2018

The Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL) is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the 2018 Apgar Award for Innovation in Teaching. Thanks to a generous donation from Mahlon Apgar, IV D’62 and Sarah Tipper Apgar, Tu’11, this gift annually rewards and supports innovative teaching initiatives by early career, non-tenured faculty. The award recognizes existing courses that cross traditional academic boundaries and that are likely to have practical applications in students’ lives. Last year’s award went to Dr. Bill Hudenko and Dr. Sara Chaney for their course “Autism: The Science, Story and Experience.”

DCAL invites proposals from faculty teams for an existing interdisciplinary course that, through innovative methods, pursues a topic of study engaging two or more distinct modes of research and analysis. One of these disciplines must be in the Arts and Sciences; the others may also be in the Arts and Sciences or the Tuck School of Business, the Thayer School of Engineering, or the Geisel School of Medicine. Proposals that involve two or more instructors using a team-teaching model, and that engage at least one discipline from the Arts and Humanities division, are encouraged.

The award comes with a stipend. The selection committee will include representatives from the Provost’s office, the Dean of Faculty, the Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities, faculty members and DCAL staff. 

Any tenure-track or non-tenure-track faculty member who completed their Ph.D. after 2008 may apply for the award. We will consider applications from non-tenured faculty who plan to teach with tenured faculty. 

Send the following as an attachment to by Monday, December 10, 2018:

  • The course description and target student population
  • A syllabus that contains:
    • Student learning outcomes
    • Assessment Plan to measure student attainment of outcomes
    • Outline of learning activities 

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