LITT 2015: Call for Proposals

Statement of Purpose

The Lycoming Innovations in Teaching with Technology (LITT) program is intended to enable project development during the summer months. In 2015, the program solicits proposals related (but not strictly limited) to these areas of interest:

  • Implementing a single online environment for course information and activities, such as use of Moodle for syllabi, class materials, supplemental readings, student communication options, online portfolio compilation, and grade books.
  • Use of mobile devices for teaching and learning.
  • Increasing student engagement in the classroom through technology tools such as student response systems.
  • Use of available iPads and integration of appropriate apps.
  • Adapting traditional teaching techniques to new delivery systems.
  • Incorporating digital audio/visual options such as podcasts and screencasts.

Timeline (for 2015)

  • February 16: Proposal submission deadline
  • March 9: Announcement of award recipients
  • May 8: Recipients pre-summer meeting with LITT committee
  • August 18: Project briefing at luncheon with LITT committee
  • Fall Semester: Presentation on implementation and lessons learned

What is offered?

  • A $1,000 stipend, paid upon successful completion of the project.
  • Assistance from IT Services staff and the instructional services librarians.
  • Preferred consideration for budget needs to support the project.
  • Expedited review of technology and training requests.

Who is eligible?

  • Full time faculty are eligible. (Joint proposals are encouraged.)
  • Adjunct faculty with at least three years of service at Lycoming College with written support from their department chair.

How will the award recipients be selected?

Proposals will be reviewed by the LITT committee – Provost and Dean of the College, Chief Information Officer, Director of Academic Computing, Director of Library Services, and two faculty members. Proposals will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Innovative use of technologies in the classroom and teaching.
  • Potential impact of the innovation on increasing student engagement.
  • Ability to serve as a model for other projects.
  • Collaborative connections to ITS and/or Snowden Library.
  • Feasibility of the project within the time frame and available resources.

How do I submit a proposal?

Address the following, with a maximum of 100 words for each item:

  • Overall description of the project, the goals, and how it is innovative.
  • What do you plan to accomplish during the summer?
  • How will your project increase student learning?
  • What resources or training will you need?
  • Proposals must be submitted through the Moodle site “LITT” (listed under Department/Committee/Organization) no later than 4:30 pm on February 16, 2015.

For help developing your proposal, contact one of the following: