To Apply: 2017 Institute on Integrative Learning and Signature Work

Applications due March 15, 2017

Forming a Team and Creating a Strong Application

Institute Campus Teams

The minimum team size is five people, including at least one senior academic officer whose role is relevant to the project. Key administrative leaders are essential for accomplishing broad-based educational reform on campus. Networks of engaged chairs and faculty/staff can help sustain this reform. Teams are also encouraged to include individuals from faculty development, student affairs, or assessment offices.

Application Components and Selection Criteria

Each team applying to the Institute should develop a clear and concise (maximum 1,500 words) narrative addressing the following components:

Context: What has motivated a desire for additional action with regard to improving departmental, program-level, or institution-level integrative learning and signature work on your campus? (For example: assessment results, new faculty and staff, data regarding equity concerns, research on student learning, etc.) At what stage are your current reform efforts related to integrative learning and signature work (initial conversations, evaluating existing curricula or outcomes, implementing or scaling up changes, assessing results of change, etc.)? What has been accomplished, and by whom? What are some of the resource and political issues at play in the reform process? Has a unified vision of a plan emerged yet?

Goals: What high-priority tasks for strengthening and/or assessing integrative learning and signature work do you expect your team to work on during the Institute? (These should be tasks that, if advanced substantially during the Institute, would lead your team and campus to consider your participation a success.)

Needs: With what aspects of curriculum reform processes, equity-minded policies and practices, and/or assessment processes do you need assistance? What questions do you have about the Institute themes and design principles? What would you specifically like to discuss with other teams and with consultants?

Team: What was your rationale for choosing the particular members of your campus team? What roles do you envision each person playing in your reform efforts? How will your team structure influence the work done after the Institute?

Contributions: What do you believe your team can contribute to the Institute?

Applications will be judged on the extent to which the Institute can assist the applying institution with its project goals.

Applications due March 15, 2017

Questions may be directed to Jasmine Epps at or 202-884-7429.