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, Tuesday, May 1, 2 PM, Holy Cross Hall 105

  1. Minutes for the last meeting will be available online:
  2. Reminder: need nominations for co-chair position ASAP
    1. Call for Nominations:
  3. Password Policy fully approved. Look for reminders to change password beginning May 16. 
    1. In accordance with the new university Password Policy, OIT will begin enforcing expiration of passwords in May. Going forward, everyone at the university will be required to change their St. Edward’s passwords at least once a year. Thirty days before your password is set to expire, you’ll begin to receive notifications each time you log in to services or applications using your university account. Allowing your password to expire will mean being locked out of university services until you reset it. We encourage you to get ahead of the game — particularly if you haven’t updated your password within the last year — and change your password at
    2. Announcement Handout for sharing:
  4. GSuite Announcement (It’s coming June 25!)
  5. POW Committee report 
  6. Makerspaces
    1. 2016 Horizon Report excerpt on Makerspaces:
  7. Pilot Presentations (10 minutes each)
    1. Katie Goldey & Raelynn Deaton Haynes (2:35)
    2. Kate Lopez (2:45)
    3. Amy Concilio (2:55)
    4. Bill Quinn (3:05)