According to Oakland University Senate legislation the Teaching and Learing Committee will consist of six faculty; four students; two administrative professionals; and the Vice President for Academic Affairs (or designee), ex- officio and non-voting.
If you have a comment or question about the Teaching and Learning Committee, please fill out and submit the form below. When you do, your submission will be sent to the chair of the committee. Make sure you supply a valid e-mail address, otherwise, we won't be able to reply to you.
Each semester the Teaching and Learning Committee solicits faculty to write articles for the bi-annual newsletter. The newsletter is distributed to faculty during the Fall and Winter semesters. View the fall 2014
newsletter and the 2013 newsletter
2015 Educational Development Grant Proposal Guidelines
Please use the following guidelines when preparing your Educational Development grant proposal. The proposal should be no longer than two pages double-spaced and must include ALL of the information listed below. Applications that are longer than two pages and are missing any of the required information will not be reviewed. Please submit the completed and signed proposal as a pdf file to Kimberly Holka (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 5:00pm on March 23, 2015. Questions and/or comments should be directed to Kimberly Holka at email@example.com.
- Title of Proposal
- Project Director
- School or Department
- Purpose and goals of the project
- Outcomes of the project
- Plan of work and significance
- Method of evaluation
- Budget (awards will not normally exceed $750)
- Project Director signature
- Department Chair/Department Head signature
The project purpose must involve one or more of the following:
- Development and/or use of new teaching techniques
- Development of a new instructional approach
- Faculty development related to curricular responsibilities
- Investigation of a teaching/learning problem
- Evaluation of a method of teaching
The proposal will be evaluated by the TLC using the following criteria:
1. Purpose and goals/outcomes of the project
2. Plan of work and significance
- Is the project purpose clearly stated?
- Is there a compelling argument for the value of the project?
- Does the description of the project have well defined goals and outcomes?
3. Method of evaluation
- Is the plan reasonable and the timeline realistic?
- How significant is the impact of the project?
- Is there a clear method of assessing and reporting the proposal’s impact?
- Are project assessment measures clearly related to goals/outcomes?
- Does the line-item budget justify each item?
- Is the budget clear, accurate and complete?
- Does the budget follow the specified information in the call for the proposal?
*Please note that funds may be used for student labor in conjunction with preparation of teaching materials. However, funds may NOT be used in the following ways:
- Preparation for accreditation or program reviews
- Faculty salaries or travel costs
- Food, food services, or photocopies
- Purchase of software or hardware unless incidental to the development of the educational process
The Senate Teaching and Learning Committee is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the Teaching Excellence Awards. Each award includes a cash stipend and will be presented at the Annual Faculty Recognition Luncheon.
Nominations may be made by any member of the Oakland University community, including students, faculty, alumni, administrators, and staff. Student nominations are a highly valued component of this process. Faculty may not self-nominate for the Award. Faculty are encouraged to announce this nomination process in all classes. Students are encouraged to consider a faculty member who has facilitated their progress during their undergraduate course work or during graduate study.
The letter of nomination should address the nominee's accomplishments based on the following criteria:
- Excellence in teaching methodology
- Innovation in teaching
- Continued growth and development in teaching
- Distinction in the ability to stimulate critical thinking and facilitate student understanding
- Inspiring role model to students
- Exemplary service to students and teaching profession
Nominate someone using the online form
by December 8, 2014. The Teaching & Learning Committee will contact the nominee about how to submit the required materials.
Previous winners and current members of the Teaching & Learning Committee are not eligible for nomination. A plaque showing previous Teaching Excellence Award winners is on display in the lobby of the Kresge Library.
The Committee will contact the nominees and chairs of their departments to request additional information.
A luncheon to honor nominees for teaching awards will be held on Friday, March 27, 2015 in the OC Gold Rooms B and C from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. View the flier
2014 Teaching Excellence Award Winner: Dana Driscoll, Assistant Professor (Writing & Rhetoric) and 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award Winner Vanessa Stauffer, Special Lecturer (English)
The Teaching Excellence Award recognizes superior teaching, innovative instructional practice, high educational standards, the creation of productive learning environments, and the ability to inspire and motivate students. Nominations may be made by any member of the Oakland University Community. Nominations are reviewed by the Teaching and Learning Committee.
* = Excellence in Teaching Award Winner
|| Jeffrey Insko
|| Doris Plantus*
|| Mary Bee
|| Jenifer Wenson*
||Mary Shannan McNair
||Mary T. Stein
||Jude V. Nixon
||Peter J. Binkert
||Darrel P. Schmidt
||Natalie Bell Cole
||Dyanne M. Tracy
||Toni s. Walters
||Brian F. Murphy
||Jaqueline I. Lougheed
||Ronald L. Cramer
||Brian A. Connery
||Jerrold W. Grossman
||Anne H. Tripp
||Bruce J. Mann
||David L. Lau
||Richard F. Barron
||Ka Chai Cheok
||W. Dorsey Hammond
||Keith E. Stanovich
||Jane M. Bingham
||Carl R. Osthaus
||Virginia Rader Blankenship
||Robert T. Eberwein
||Robert I. Facko
||Richard B. Stamps
||Delores M. Burdick
||Gilbert L. Wedekind
||David J. Downing
||Sheldon L. Appleton
At the end of each academic year the chair of the Teaching Learning Committee submits an annual report to the university senate reporting the activities of the committee to the university. View the 2013-2014 annual report