Provost, Alumnae Group Establish New Curriculum Award
The award will encourage innovation in undergraduate educationFebruary 12, 2014 | by Brendan Cosgrove
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Finding new and innovative ways of teaching to improve undergraduate education is one of Northwestern University’s top priorities. In support of that goal, the Office of the Provost, with support from The Alumnae of Northwestern University, has created the new Alumnae of Northwestern University Award for Curriculum Development.
Each $12,500 award is designed to support the development of innovative course materials and new modes of teaching -- including online education -- over the summer in preparation for the upcoming academic year.
The award provides for a faculty stipend, funds for the faculty member’s department and money that can be used for student assistant support and the acquisition of course materials and software. It is open to all tenure track faculty and those not on a tenure-track who expect to be teaching at Northwestern for at least the next two years.
“The Alumnae of Northwestern University has recognized teaching excellence and curriculum innovations of tenured Northwestern University faculty since 1991,” said Dee Hanlon, president of the board of directors. “We are now pleased to encourage future curriculum development with the new Alumnae Award for Curriculum Development, available to both tenured and non-tenure line faculty annually. The Alumnae proudly supports this new award and thanks Provost Linzer for his help in establishing it.”
“We are grateful for the continued support of The Alumnae of Northwestern University,” Provost Daniel Linzer said. “The group’s help in establishing this award is an important part of our continued commitment to finding new and innovative ways of providing an outstanding undergraduate educational experience.”
Applications for the award are due Friday, Feb. 28. More information and application instructions are available here.
About The Alumnae of Northwestern University:
Founded in 1916, The Alumnae of Northwestern University, a volunteer organization, has given more than $6 million to Northwestern in a variety of ways. Since 1968 it has showcased the University's academic resources through intellectually stimulating noncredit daytime courses for the public taught by outstanding Northwestern faculty.