May 14, 2012

CER offers faculty grants for humanities, social sciences

The Sheridan Libraries’ Center for Educational Resources has announced a grants program to support pedagogical innovation in humanities and social sciences disciplines. The grants are focused on courses for Homewood undergraduate students and made possible through generous funding from university trustee Christopher Hoehn-Saric and the Smart Family Foundation.

Proposed projects must assist with the acquisition and practical application of digital literacy skills within course work or through courses that integrate humanities or social sciences and STEM content.

Projects should build on and reinforce known best practices in education, including active learning, the encouragement of high-level student-faculty interaction and student collaboration. Proposals should demonstrate awareness of the variety of student learning styles. The CER staff is available to provide feedback on proposals before submission and to offer assistance in identifying qualified students to work on projects.

Proposals may be submitted by individual faculty members, groups of faculty, single departments or multiple departments; interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged. Targeted established courses must be listed or cross-listed in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences catalog.

The deadline for proposals is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23. Funding announcements will be made in June. Additional information, including the full request for proposals, may be found at cer.jhu
.edu/grants-h-ss.html. Questions may be directed to Macie Hall at or 410-516-6165.