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Applications are now open!

Click on the video below for ideas and complete your application here by September 22nd!

The Academic Technology department in conjunction with the Academic Affairs Office is pleased to announce the Change 1 Thing! Challenge.

Innovation in education involves finding better ways of doing something and new ways to look at problems. If we think differently about the things, we can create new opportunities for innovative learning. This challenge is to work collaboratively with Academic Technology to change one thing for your Spring 2024 class. This year, you can apply to Change 1 Thing in your course that fits into the categories below. Watch the video to see examples of these categories.

- Artificial Intelligence Responsive Instruction
- Immersive Learning
- Interactive Activities
- Scenario Based Learning
- Video Based Learning


- Apply to the Change 1 Thing! Challenge by September 22nd (Apply Here).
- Work with the Academic Technology department during Fall 2023 to design the change in your Spring 2024 class.
- Attend Conversation session (beginning of October- date to be determined by availability of participants).
- Attend Challenge Conclusion (April – date to be determined by availability of participants; participants will share their change).


- Change 1 Thing! awardees will be notified on September 29th.
- Each faculty member will receive $500 award after the completion of the Change 1 Thing! Challenge. (After completing responsibilities listed above.)

Change 1 Thing Awardees

Course Design Development Stipends 23-24

The Academic Technology department in conjunction with the Academic Affairs Office is pleased to announce course redesign stipends for Fall courses. We are accepting proposals for 10 stipends to fund the design or redesign of a course. The successful applicants will commit to a process that will review the current course and work with the instructional designers to implement the changes as agreed upon. Courses will be designed in Blackboard Ultra.

Submission Requirements

Complete the application by November 6th, 2023


• Complete the Digital Teaching and Learning asynchronous course by the end of the Spring semester (10 modules approx. 10 hours). Throughout the course are assignments to submit that will guide the design process. Examples of these assignments are:

     - Completion of Course Developer Course Map
     - Development of a learner-centered syllabus
     - Linking of course outcomes to specific assessments
     - Identify and develop appropriate learning activities to support the course
     - Reviewing the courses based on the Blackboard Exemplary Course Rubric

• Meet with an Academic Technology team member to discuss the design during the Spring semester.
• Be available for the occasional questions during the Summer semester
• Review final course prior to August 1st and provide feedback to the Academic Technology instructional designers.
• Complete a survey after the design is complete.
• After course offering, meet with an instructional designer to evaluate your course.


• Up to 10 course re-design awards will be announced on November 10th, 2023.
• Each faculty member will receive a $2000 award after the completion of the course design. (The Digital Teaching and Learning 
  course and all design faculty input must be completed prior to May 15, 2024)

Evaluation Metrics

Effectiveness of the course redesign efforts will be based on the following:

     • IDEA Course Evaluations
     • Course design Surveys (student and faculty)
     • Analysis of DFW data of the course

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