Preference will be given to those applications that diversify the opportunity for students to participate through open calls and through targeted marketing to historically underserved populations. The applied learning may be for credit and noncredit experiences linked to student academic education. All selected applicants will attend a brief Faculty Center workshop on Applied Learning. Faculty will be paid a $100.00 stipend to attend this workshop. Selected applicants will provide a post implementation report evaluating the success of the experience. This report will be submitted digitally and a form will be sent to the applicant at the close of the fall and spring semester for submission.
All applications must address each of the five SUNY approved criteria for Applied Learning:
- Activity must be structured, intentional, and authentic
- Activity must require participation, orientation, and training
- Activity must include monitoring and continuous improvement
- Activity must require structured reflection and acknowledgement
- Activity must be assessed and evaluated
See details on the five criteria
Model 1 – Individual Award
This pathway allows individual faculty to apply for a one time stipend or personal development award (for those not eligible for stipend) of $500 to develop a new applied learning opportunity for students or to build out an existing applied learning opportunity so that it meets SUNY's 5 criteria for approved applied learning experiences. This opportunity may be connected to a particular course and the students enrolled in that course, or may be built within opportunities promoted through the program for all enrolled students of the program.
Model 2 – Individual SubGrant
This pathway allows individual faculty to apply for a one time subgrant of between $500 and $1500 to be utilized to support an applied learning experience for students. The funding may not be spent on SUNY Oneonta faculty stipends or food, but may be used to purchase materials, support professional development or (in the form of stipends) external partners. The funding will be used to develop a new applied learning opportunity for students or to build out an existing underdeveloped opportunity. This opportunity may be connected to a particular course and the students enrolled in that course or may be built within opportunities promoted through the program for all enrolled students of the program.
Model 3 – Department Award – Tiered Experience
This pathway allows for departments (or cross-department partnerships) to apply for one time funding awards of $5000 to be utilized to support applied learning for students. The funding could support retreats for development, materials, professional development and more. This pathway asks that departments examine the program experience for students and to develop a scaffolded approach across courses in the program or across years of matriculation. Departments would attend a Faculty Center led workshop as a team and develop the plan of action collaboratively. A working team of at least three people, with representatives from each participating department, must attend the workshop.
Due Date for Applications April 16
Save the Date Workshop
Monday May 14th, 8:30 to Noon, Glimmerglass, Hunt Union