Apply to Co-Author an InTeGrate Module or Course
Proposal Deadline is July 15, 2013
InTeGrate is seeking proposals from faculty and instructors to author new undergraduate-level teaching materials and model courses focused on:
- modules or courses that bring together geoscience, engineering, and sustainability
- modules or courses that use a humanities or social science frame to teach about the Earth
All teams must include at least one geoscientist as well as one engineer, humanist, or social scientist.
All materials will be developed, tested and published by collaborative teams drawn from a minimum of three institutions and must support at least 2 weeks of instruction. Teams may have three to five members depending on the scale of the proposed materials (module teams are limited to three members). Each team member will receive a $15,000 stipend for their work authoring, testing, revising, and publishing the teaching materials and supporting materials for faculty. All materials will be published on the InTeGrate website and will be freely available to faculty for educational use. Proposals may come from fully formed teams, from partially formed teams, or from individuals. If you have a proposal idea and are seeking additional team members or if you would like to explore proposals seeking team members, please visit the Seeking Team Members page.
Learn more about the InTeGrate materials development and testing process and requirements for authors.
Proposals will be selected based on:
- alignment of the proposed materials with one of the foci described above
- the proposed mechanisms for linking geoscience and societal issues, developing systems thinking, developing geoscientific thinking skills, integrating data, and improving students ability to address interdisciplinary problems.
- the effective use of research based teaching methods that engage students in learning
- the potential for widespread adoption of the proposed materials or course materials
On the basis of previous selections, we would note that the most successful proposals featured well defined links between geoscience and society. Further, these proposals typically described alignment of the proposed materials with specific mechanisms for linking geoscience and societal issues, the development of systems thinking, the extent to which it increases students ability to use data and address interdisciplinary problems, a description of why the course or module is an improvement over existing teaching materials and/or methods, and explicitly identifying the research-based teaching methods that engage students in learning.
Please complete the application form if you are interested in being a module author. Submissions will be accepted until July 15, 2013. Selected team members must be available to attend an initial planning workshop in October 2013. Attendance at the workshop is mandatory for all team members. Travel and lodging costs will be covered by the project.
For additional information please contact: Cathryn Manduca (cmanduca at carleton.edu) or John Taber (taber AT iris.edu).