The Full Spectrum Learning (FSL) Stipend

FSL Stipend is designated to support St. Norbert College’s faculty who wish to explore and implement (in community) changes in their teaching practice that elevate student learning through the use of digital pedagogy, open education, hybrid and online learning, developing digital literacies/competencies/citizenship in students, and other creative approaches to teaching and learning. Those looking to enhance and develop their digital practices, apply these practices to a current or new course, and who wish to collaborate in community while exploring and implementing these approaches should consider applying for a FSL Stipend.

Recipients of this award can apply at Level One or Level Two. Each level is awarded at $500 and Level Two is dependent on successful completion of Level One.

Eligibility and Stipend Details:

Anyone who works or teaches at St. Norbert College can apply for a Full Spectrum Learning Stipend. Exploration stipends (Level 1) are available to all faculty and staff. Implementation stipends (level 2) are only available to those who teach. Preference will be given to tenure-line faculty at all levels.

Level One – Exploration $500

Requirements:

Active Participation in #DigPINS, St. Norbert Colleges online connected learning experience. The time commitment is estimated at 3-5hrs a week though more time can be spent if desired. Active participation includes online discussion in text chat, blogging, twitter chat, video calls and other digital means around common readings, videos, and other content. #DigPINS is designed to create a safe-to-fail (rather than fail-safe) environment in which participants can explore human-centered approaches to working with technology to create community and learning experiences.  #DigPINS is generally offered twice a year. The stipend is awarded after the completion of the #DigPINS experience.

Level Two – Implementation $500

After completion of the Level 1 – Exploration stipend awardees who teach can apply for an additional $500 dollars to implement a change in their pedagogy or scholarship that includes an aspect of digital pedagogy, open education, hybrid and online learning, developing digital literacies/competencies/citizenship in students, and/or other creative approaches to teaching and learning.

Requirements for Level 2 – Implementation are as follows:

  1. Planning, Peer Review, and Revision. Awardees are given a template to follow that defines some very basic elements of a project plan: Define the project, who will be involved, what is the timeline, etc. Awardees peer review their cohorts plan and have their plan reviewed by others in the cohort.
  2. Implement. Awardees follow their plan and implement their project. Projects do not need to follow the plan to the letter; it is expected that the actual implementation will deviate from the plan.
  3. Dissemination. Awardees need to present their experience and what they learned from attempting this change. Presentation can take on many forms: they can be scholarship in the discipline, in a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning context, or a cohort presentation.

To Apply

Applications for the FSL Stipend open about one month before the launch of #DigPINS and the application is part of the #DigPINS registration process. Announcements will be made on this website, SNC News, and other campus announcements.

To apply for the FSL stipend St. Norbert College faculty will submit a description of an area of interest in shifting their pedagogy to elevate student learning through digital pedagogy, open education, hybrid and online learning, developing digital literacies/competencies/citizenship in students, or other creative approaches to teaching and learning that they would like to explore. Descriptions should include a self-assessment of their current level of comfort with this particular pedagogical approach and potential indicators of the impact of the changes on student learning.

This stipend is being offered by the Commons for Full Spectrum Learning, in collaboration with the Office of Faculty Development, Information Technology Services (ITS) and the Mulva Library, to enhance the use of technology in courses to support student learning and engagement.