TEALIGs are grants provided through the Center for Teaching and Scholarly Excellence. These grants provide seed funding to encourage new and innovative ideas designed to continue to improve and sustain the quality of education at Suffolk University. Awards support projects that directly enhance the learning experience of Suffolk students.

 

  • TEALIGs have two funding cycles:
    • Fall Funding Cycle (for funds to be used Jan 1, 2018-Jun 25, 2018)
      • Application Due Friday, October 13th, 2017
      • Decision Received Friday, November 9th, 2017
    • Spring Funding Cycle (for funds to be used Jul 1, 2018-Dec 31, 2018)
      • Application Due: Friday, February 16th, 2018
      • Decision Received: Friday, March 16th, 2018
We invite proposals for grants within the following categories:

 

1. Open Educational Resource (OER) Development: The CTSE encourages the development of teaching resources that can be shared across departments, colleges, or the university to enhance student learning. Faculty will be supported in designing such resources as video tutorials, audio podcasts, workbooks, problem sets, online simulations, case studies, or other educational tools that can be shared with members of the Suffolk teaching community.

2. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL): The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is methodical, evidence-based research about student learning in higher education. To support the sharing of innovative teaching and learning practices, the CTSE will fund research projects that rigorously measure and assess the effectiveness of teaching strategies that are being implemented in Suffolk University classrooms.

3. Travel Funds: Funds are available for faculty who wish to present at educational conferences. While we will consider supporting a single faculty’s attendance at a conference, our preference is to support faculty presenting on their own teaching innovations. Those applying for travel funds must describe the direct impact their conference attendance will have on students.

4. Innovative, Evidence-Based Instructional Strategies: In line with Suffolk University’s strategic imperatives, the CTSE supports faculty efforts in interdisciplinary course design, universal design for instruction, service learning, team-based learning, flipped classroom, etc. Out-of-pocket expenses for innovative teaching may qualify for reimbursement.

TEALIG Application (travel): Click here

TEALIG Application (non-travel): Click here

TEALIG Frequently Asked Questions

What are TEALIG funding levels?

Grants for categories 1, 2 and 4 submitted by individuals may be awarded up to $2,000. A group of two or more may apply for up to $5,000. For category 3, an amount sufficient to cover registration, travel and accommodation may be awarded. Budgets may be approved in whole or in part. Faculty may apply for only one category of award each funding cycle. Funding received can be used only for the category of award applied for. All awards are subject to availability of funds.

All applicants must include a budget (including a breakdown of how the funds will be spent) in their proposals.

Who is eligible to apply for a TEALIG?

All full-time faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Sawyer Business School, and the Law School are eligible to apply for a TEALIG. Please note that CTSE Advisory Board members are ineligible to apply for funding. Faculty may not receive funding in back-to-back funding cycles.

Please note that we are unlikely to fund activities such as basic course (re)design. TEALIGs also do not fund the purchase of laptops. Proposals funded in the past have been in support of projects that go above and beyond typical faculty responsibilities.

Who decides the awards?

The Awards Committee will be under the auspices of the CTSE, and will be composed of full-time faculty members from each school and at least one CTSE staff member. The Awards Committee will be comprised of CTSE advisory board members when possible.

What happens if I’m funded?

Payment of TEALIG awards is through reimbursement or salary stipend. The CTSE will only release your funding once you have provided us with evidence that your project is underway (e.g., if you need reimbursements) or that your project is completed (e.g., for a salary stipend). You need to submit your summary report to the CTSE before your salary stipend will be released. Salary stipends cannot be prepaid and taxes will be applied. Questions regarding payment should be directed to ctse@suffolk.edu.

The CTSE is committed to supporting TEALIG recipients throughout their projects. We strongly encourage regular meetings between you and a TEALIG staff member, upon mutual agreement, during your funding cycle to include collaborative strategizing, updating, and debriefing on progress. Evaluation and assessment are imperative to determining the success of one’s project. The CTSE can support you in this process, including facilitating a midterm feedback session for projects involving specific courses.

Recipients are required to submit a short summary report (a few paragraphs is sufficient) detailing how the funding was spent to the CTSE within one month of the end of the funding cycle. 

What if I’m not funded?

Please note that the awarding of TEALIGs is competitive. If your proposal is not funded this time, we encourage you to meet with a CTSE staff member to discuss it in more detail. We are happy to offer suggestions if you wish to revise and resubmit your proposal again in a different funding cycle.

How do I apply?

Please submit your TEALIG application, available here, to the Center for Teaching and Scholarly Excellence either electronically via email (ctse@suffolk.edu) or in hardcopy via intercampus mail by the deadlines listed above. If you have any further questions about TEALIGs, please visit our website or contact the CTSE at ctse@suffolk.edu.

 

Who is eligible to apply for a TEALIG?

All full-time faculty from the College of Arts & Sciences, the Sawyer Business School, and the Law School are eligible to apply for a TEALIG. Please note that the CTSE Advisory Board members are ineligible to apply for funding.

Please note that we are unlikely to fund activities such as course (re)design or the design of new teaching activities (you are welcome to attend a CTSE Course Design Institute for assistance with these tasks). TEALIGs also do not fund the purchase of laptops. Proposals funded in the past have been in support of projects that go above and beyond typical faculty responsibilities.

What are the TEALIG funding levels?

Grants for categories one and two will be awarded up for $2,000 for an individual. A group of two or more may apply for up to $5,000. For category three, an amount sufficient to cover registration, travel and accommodation will be awarded. Budgets may be approved in whole or in part. Faculty may apply for one category of award in each funding cycle. Funding received can be used only for the category of award applied for. All awards are subject to the availability of funds. Please note: All applicants must include a budget (including a breakdown of how the funds will be spent) with their proposals to be considered.

Payment of TEALIG awards is through reimbursement or salary stipend. The CTSE will only release your funding once you have provided us with evidence that your project is underway (e.g., if you need reimbursements) or that your project is completed (e.g., for a salary stipend). You need to submit your summary report to the CTSE before your salary stipend will be released. Salary stipends cannot be prepaid and taxes will be applied.

Please note that each semester the awarding of TEALIGs becomes more competitive as more and more people apply for this money. Currently, less than 20% of proposals are funded. If your proposal is unsuccessful we do encourage you to meet with a CTSE staff member to discuss it in more detail and offer suggestions if you wish to submit your proposal again in a different funding cycle.

Who decides the awards?

The awards committee will be under the auspices of the CTSE, and will be composed of full-time faculty members from each of schools and at least one CTSE staff member.

Examples of successful TEALIGs

example of open educational resource: The Player

Application Example

Final report / Game materials

Quick review instructions
In-depth instructions
Card template
Concept review game board
Evaluation
Instructor Evaluation

 

Example of open educational resource: iWrite Legal

Application Example

Final report

Example of an open educational resource:  Vixi: A Master's Way

Download the TEALIG application

TEALIG application for OER, SoTL and Other (categories 1, 2, & 4)

TEALIG application for Travel (category 3)

Please submit your TEALIG application using the linked forms above. If you have any further questions about TEALIGs, please contact the CTSE at ctse@suffolk.edu.