Other Faculty Development Opportunities

PALSave Course Redesign Grant Opportunity

Are you considering switching to a zero cost textbook in one of your 2022–2023 courses? If so, PALNI invites you to participate in the PALSave Course Redesign Grant program! As the recipient of a five-year Lilly Endowment, Inc. grant to support our affordable learning initiative, PALSave will be offering $500 stipends to faculty as an incentive to adopt zero cost textbooks.  Zero cost textbooks may include open educational resources (OER), library ebooks, or other materials available to students at no additional cost.

Professors are eligible for one redesign stipend per academic year.

If selected, PALNI will provide you:

  • A module-based learning guide for adopting a zero cost textbook
  • Support for the textbook adoption process through email consultation and/or web office hours
  • A $500 stipend

In order to receive the stipend, participants will be expected to provide:

  • Verification of the change from commercial to zero cost textbook, via syllabus submission
  •  Agreement to follow up with mid- and/or post-semester information. Includes the following:
    – Student Perception Survey
    – PALSave Course Tracker (number of students, previous textbook)
    – Student Success Tracker (final average GPA, DFW rate)

If you are interested in this opportunity, please fill out the application at this link, including a short personal statement addressing these questions: Why are you interested in adopting a zero cost textbook? What are your barriers, and what do you hope to learn?

Due to the variance in semester timelines and bookstore deadlines, we are leaving the application form for 2022–2023 redesign grants open throughout the academic year, or as long as funds are available. Applications will be reviewed regularly, with applicants notified of a decision no later than 3 weeks after submission.

Any questions may be directed to locally to Jennifer Coronado (jraye@butler.edu) , or to PALSave Leads amanda@palni.edu and erinm@goshen.edu.  For more information about PALSave: PALNI Affordable Learning, visit https://palsave.palni.org/.

Faculty/Staff Learning Communities   

Looking for ways to share your experiences and challenges with a cross-disciplinary group of others? The Office of the Provost sponsors Faculty/Staff Learning Communities (FSLCs) that bring together small groups of faculty and staff from a variety of disciplines and units to regularly engage in dynamic discussion, reflection, and collaboration on a professional development topic of shared interest. Click here to learn more!