The Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL) faculty fellowships, once awarded only for innovations in teaching with technology, have been broadly redefined to welcome a wider variety of proposals for improving teaching and learning at Dartmouth. Eligibility has also been expanded and now includes any faculty member holding a teaching appointment at Dartmouth. Fellowship applications for the 2007-2008 academic year are now being accepted and are due November 1, 2006.
As the scholarship on teaching and learning has grown in both quality and quantity in recent years, new modes of teaching and new tools for learning appear with increasing frequency. DCAL Fellowships enable faculty members to incorporate these advances and redesign courses by providing course relief (one course) and support from Academic Computing and library staff for a term-long project intended to improve teaching and learning in a particular course. Fellows are also required to hire a student to contribute to the project.
Recent successful projects have enabled or enhanced access to library and online resources, improved student-to-student and student-teacher interaction, and enabled teaching and learning partnerships between colleagues as well as across disciplines and institutions. Others have used information technology to develop better learning and assessment tools. DCAL is particularly supportive of proposals that benefit from and contribute to the growing body of scholarship on teaching and learning and can serve as both examples and encouragement to other teachers.
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Last Updated: 12/17/08