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OFE Newsletter: March 14, 2022

In this Issue:

  • Fulbright Scholar Natalia Timuș
  • Save the Date: 2022 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Institute
  • The Art of Grant Writing: Part 3
  • Acronym of the Month: SAM
  • Upcoming Events for Faculty

Fulbright Scholar Natalia Timuș

photo of Natalia TimușDr. Natalia Timuș (SFHEA) holds a PhD in Political Science from Central European University and is the Head of Academic Development and researcher at the Centre for Active Pedagogy of Université Côte d’Azur, France. She has published several book chapters, international articles and policy reports on innovative pedagogies, student-centered learning and digital and green transformation. Dr. Timuș is a global leader in higher education and she is actively involved in international networks and associations, particularly the European University Association and Advance HE, UK.

Dr. Timuș is currently a Fulbright visiting scholar at the Office for Faculty Excellence (OFE), NC State (January-August 2022). Her Fulbright project, in collaboration with NC State researchers (Dr. Diane Chapman and Dr. Michelle Bartlett), explores the topic of “Inclusive Global Teachers for 21st Century”. Within the framework of the project, she is conducting an international survey on Inclusive Teaching, comparing US and EU knowledge and practice of inclusive pedagogy. Please consider participating in this anonymous survey: The results of the survey will be used for developing a faculty development module on Global Learning, offered to NC State faculty by OFE.

Save the Date: 2022 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Institute

SOTL 2022The Office for Faculty Excellence will begin accepting applications for the 2022 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Institute (SoTL) on April 1. The SoTL Institute is a program designed with busy faculty members in mind who would like to explore teaching as a form of scholarly work. It provides NC State faculty with skills, funding, mentorship, and support to conduct research in teaching and learning. Participants will learn about SoTL and discipline-based education research (DBER), as well as design and implement a research project to study teaching and learning in their course or courses.

This is a 1-year commitment that begins with an intensive Virtual Institute held in mid-May. For this year, the dates are Monday, May 9, Wednesday, May 11 and Friday, May 13, 2022.There are 4 follow-up meetings in August 2022, October 2022, January 2023, and April 2023, all held on the last Monday of the month from 3:00-4:00 PM. Participants will present a poster with their findings at the 2023 Teaching and Learning Symposium held at the end of February 2023. Learn more about the SoTL Institute on our website and begin thinking about your proposal!

The Art of Grant Writing: Part 3

In the third and final installment our grant writing series on Faculty Forum, we get down to the nuts and bolts and talk a bit about all the pieces and parts of a grant submission. Grant proposal template components are sometimes unique to the type and or subject area you are working within.

Acronym of the Month: SAM

Do you ever feel lost when the topic of Instructional Design and Adult Learning Theory comes up? There are so many acronyms associated with the field of study that it can be daunting to stay up to speed. And, it is a constantly evolving domain where new ones are always popping up. In our new Faculty Forum series Acronym of the Month, we will provide quick tutorials that are designed to give you a short overview of the basic principle methodologies that are out there at the moment.

Understanding what all these acronyms mean will enable you to participate in meaningful discussions with your peers. Rather than feeling like a neophyte you can engage like a veteran. We begin the series with SAM, the Systems Approach Model.

Upcoming Events for Faculty

Tuesday, Mar. 15

Monday, Mar. 21