Faculty grants totaling $125,000 are being made available as part of CyberSemester '97.
The Academic Senate, in partnership with the Office of Student Life-Educational Development and the Committee on Teaching, are sponsoring the new, one-time faculty grants program.
The program, "Instructional Technology Development Grants: CyberSemester and Beyond," will provide faculty with access to funds specifically for the introduction of new instructional technologies into classrooms and curricula.
Support may include summer salary stipends for faculty responsible for the design of innovative instructional projects.
All members of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate, and lecturers, are eligible to apply. Applications must be received by April 18. The committee hopes to fund five to 10 proposals.
Announcements of the awards will be made by May 12.
Reviewing grant applications will be members from the senate's committees on Educational Policy, Courses of Instruction, Teaching and Research, and representatives from the Office of Student Life -- Educational Development. Funded applicants may be asked to convene in the summer and to participate in an afternoon workshop on innovative instructional technology during the fall.
By augmenting the campus's existing Classroom Technologies Grant Program with a grant from The Vice Chancellor and Provost Carol T. Christ, the cosponsors hope to stimulate faculty to find new ways to incorporate computer-based instructional technologies into their teaching and coursework for the next academic year and beyond.
Projects that involve large lecture classes, particularly at the lower division level, classes with multiple sections, and/or classes heavily subscribed are especially welcomed, as are collaborative projects of one or more faculty members within a single department or across departments.
Grant guidelines and application forms are available online at http://www.uga. berkeley.edu/sled/cyber.html or from Michael Hardie of the Office of Media Services at 643-9433; fax: 643-9221; email: hardie@uclink. Assistance in planning and developing a grant proposal is also available.