The CCT invites groups of faculty and instructors, coordinated by one or two colleagues acting as Group Chair(s), to propose a topic and plan of activities for an ETG to run during Winter and Spring Quarters 2021. Proposals related to any topic are welcome, with ETGs in the following areas especially encouraged:

  • Remote/pandemic teaching and learning, such as:
    • Innovations and lessons learned that may inform post-pandemic teaching
    • The use of digital tools, such as Hypothesis, Gradescope, and the like
    • Using videos and other remote teaching materials to “flip” your class
  • Inclusive teaching, such as:
    • Inclusive syllabus (re)design
    • Incorporating anti-racist pedagogical approaches or materials
  • Course (re)design projects aligned with the new academic calendar beginning Autumn 2021, such as developing a three-week September term course

The CCT will provide support by consulting with ETGs on their plans and activities, recommending resources and literature, connecting them with appropriate offices and partners on campus, providing a venue for sharing and reflecting on their work with a larger campus community, and lending support for implementation of new ideas and recommendations as appropriate. When merited by the proposal, the CCT may also provide a research assistant to help identify and gather resources, information, and literature to inform the discussion and the project, and to work with ETGs to help develop any materials. Funds are also available to support the purchase of books, technology, and other resources, the facilitation of group activities (e.g. materials and other costs for events, etc.), and other activities relevant to the advancement of teaching and learning at the University.

Proposals may be submitted here. Please see the call for proposals for guidelines on organizing and proposing ETGs. Faculty and instructors are invited to discuss their proposals with the CCT before submitting. Contact Joe Lampert with any questions at josephlampert@uchicago.edu. Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning February 19, with a final deadline of March 8. Full consideration will be given to all submissions received by March 8.