Call for Pilot Projects to Support Learning Spaces, Making, Online Learning, and Learning Portfolios

The Teaching, Learning, and Technology Roundtable (TLTR) invites proposals for the Technology for Innovative Learning & Teaching Pilot Project Grants (TLTR Pilot Project Grants) for projects in 2019-2020. The TLTR will be awarding grants worth up to $5,000 to fund innovative teaching projects that incorporate new technologies and can be used as a model for other faculty. The TLTR especially encourages projects of the following types:

  • Projects that experiment with innovations in learning spaces
  • Projects that experiment with making
    • Making is an iterative process of tinkering and problem solving that is collaborative; allows for self-expression through the creation of a personally meaningful artifacts; and is shared with a larger community.”— UTeach Maker Advisory Group, 2016
    • “In maker-centered learning environments, students imagine, design, and create projects that align the content of learning with hands-on application.”–Maker Ed
  • Projects that build capacity for online, blended, and web-enhanced learning
  • Projects that develop pedagogy for using learning portfolios

Pre-proposals: Due March 26, 2019.

Instructional Technology staff will review pre-proposals (1 -2 paragraphs + purchase list) to make sure the proposed pilot is feasible or necessary. Instructional Technology may recommend alternate technologies, confirm that the university already possesses proposed technologies, and give advice on the project budget.

Final proposals: Due April 9, 2019.

No final proposals will be reviewed if a pre-proposal was not received and reviewed in advance.

More details, the Grant Proposal Guidelines, and electronic submission are available on the TLTR website at

TLTR Agenda, Wednesday, October 24, 3:30 – 4:45 PM, Holy Cross Hall 105

  1. Minutes from last meeting are available here:
  2. Call for TLTR Faculty Co-Chair for this academic year,
  3. Upcoming Event: Canvas Faculty Meetup, November 5, 12:30 – 2 pm, HCH 105
  4. Portfolium Demonstration and Call for Pilots (Learning Portfolios)
    1. Information about Pilots:
    2. Portfolium FAQ:
  5. 24 hour help desk support, Tony Chavez
  6. Online and Blended Learning at St. Edward’s University

Slides for this meeting are available here: