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Arnhold Innovative Teaching and Learning Initiative and Fellowship

Call for Seminar Participants and Course Proposals                             

Arnhold Innovative Teaching and Learning Initiative and Fellowship

Deadline: Monday, December 18

Division of Humanities and Fine Arts & Center for Innovative Teaching, Research, and Learning (CITRAL)

Thanks to a generous gift from John and Jody Arnhold, the Arnhold Innovative Teaching and Learning Initiative(AITLI) provides support for instructors to develop innovative, team-taught, interdisciplinary courses.

The Initiative invites applications for two tracks:

  1. Participation in the Arnhold Arts and Humanities Across the Curriculum (AHAC) Seminar (Spring 2024)
  2. Development of a new Arnhold course and participation in the AHAC Seminar (Spring 2024 onward)

Call for Course Proposals and FAQ

UCSB Engaging Humanities General Education Course Redesign Initiative

Deadline Thursday, November 30, 2023

Engaging Humanities is a set of related initiatives intended to increase enrollment in humanities majors through innovative programming. In 2021–2024 Engaging Humanities will offer pedagogical and financial support to HFA instructors and graduate student teams redesigning General Education curriculum with a focus on equity and justice. This support can be applied to GE course redesigns that advance the HFA Racial Justice Action Plan commitments.

The General Education Redesign Initiative provides instructors and graduate student stipends, funding for a TA and/or ULAs, and $12,000 in course development funds to support the redesign of a large (100+ students) GE humanities course or a series of courses. Courses must be taught at least once each year to be considered. These courses can be within a department, or they can be pulled together into an aligned theme or thread across departments. Teams must include HFA instructors but can also include some non-HFA instructors or students. Instructor and graduate student teams will also work with CITRAL staff on elements of the course.

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