Pacific University is committed to encouraging the purposeful integration of technology into teaching and learning and to the exploration of course and program delivery in online and blended formats. To encourage innovation in these domains, the Center for Educational Technology, the Provost’s Office, and the Library created the Teaching Advancement and Research Grants in Educational Technology (TARGET) program in the fall of 2012. The program provides structured support, funds technology costs, and offers stipends or course release time for projects that pilot or develop a compelling use of online technology to deliver or enhance courses across the University.
Proposals for the current round of TARGET grants are now being accepted. Application will be accepted until December 20th, 2013, and awards will be announced in January 2014. Applications should include a description of the project, an estimated budget, and a timetable for completion. For a full list of requirements and expectations of the grants, please see the call for proposals.
TARGET grants were previously awarded in the Spring of 2013. The Center for Educational Technology and Curricular Innovation received thirteen strong proposals from across the University, and the TARGET Review Committee selected seven projects for funding. These projects ranged from an innovative undergraduate Civic Engagement course in Art and Environmental Studies that will use online technologies to tie together field work, community-based projects, and classroom activities to an online professional course on teaching and learning in higher education that is a collaborative project between faculty in the Colleges of Education and Health Professions. For a full list of TARGET awards, see the TARGET Awards Page.
The Libraries and the Center for Educational Technology and Curricular Innovation would like to recognize and thank President Lesley Hallick and Provost John Miller for their support and vision for TARGET, which has allowed the program to support innovative projects in teaching and learning at Pacific University.