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Call for Research Grant Proposals – Due November 1

PURPOSE
The TBLC supports and encourages research and scholarship in TBL. To help its members participate in opportunities that provide educational scholarship, the TBLC will provide funding to initiate new educational research or evaluation proposals in 2019-2020. Project budgets of $2,000-$5,000 may be requested, with single institution projects to be awarded at the low end, and collaborative multi-institution projects at the high end. The TBLC seeks to promote collaborative projects across institutions, and seeks to stimulate the development of a community of educational scholars. Project proposals must be consistent with published criteria for educational scholarship and provide additional opportunities for others to build upon this work.

ELIGIBILITY
Applicants who are current TBLC members, or from a TBLC member institution are eligible to submit a proposal. Applicants may submit only one proposal. Applicants or supporting institutions must have been a TBLC member for at least the past 2 years prior to the time of application. Proposals with multiple investigators will be accepted; however, at least one investigator must meet the TBLC membership requirement. Previously successful applicants are not eligible to apply.

Application Deadline: November 1, 2018

TIMELINE 
Announcement of Awards: March, 2019 (at the Annual TBLC Meeting in Tampa Bay, FL)
Upon completion of the project the Principal Investigator or nominee is required to present the project results at an annual meeting of the TBLC within 2 years of successful grant announcement.

All publications, presentations and/or products resulting from this project must acknowledge the TBLC as a sponsor of the work.

BUDGET 
Allowed Expenses:

  • Administrative, technical, or statistical support to carry out project
  • Research supplies and expenses (e.g., survey instruments, duplication, mailings)
  • Communication between participants (e.g., web/phone conference)
  • Travel required to conduct the study

Not Allowed:

  • Faculty salaries and benefits
  • Travel to attend the TBLC or other meeting to present project results
  • Indirect costs (Facilities & Administration including all institutional overheads)

QUESTIONS
All inquiries and communications should be addressed to the TBLC Research and Scholarship Committee Chair at support@tblcadmin.org.

TBL Research Grants ~ Submission Instructions
Applications must be submitted electronically as a single PDF document by 5:00 pm Eastern USA time on Thursday, November 1, 2018 to our online submission system.

Cover page must include:

  1. Name of applicant(s) and affiliated TBLC school(s)
  2. Project title
  3. Contact information for project leader (mailing address, telephone, fax, e-mail)
  4. Institutional grant/development officer to whom payment will be made (name, title, address, phone, fax and e-mail).

Proposal must be typed with 12 point font, 1 inch (2.5 cm) margins, and should not exceed 5 single spaced typed pages including all text, tables, and figures. Include the following subheadings:

  1. Statement of the Problem/Background
  2. Review of Pertinent Literature
  3. Methods (e.g. Design, Setting, Sample, Instruments, Data Analysis, Ethics, etc.)
  4. Anticipated Outcomes (e.g., educational impact, learning outcomes)
  5. Plan for Dissemination of Project Outcomes (regionally, nationally, and/or internationally). This should include a statement of your intent to present your work at the annual TBLC meeting within 2 years of the award start date.
  6. Project Timeline (not to exceed 12 months, start date due by August 1, 2019)
  7. Budget, including itemized costs
  8. Budget justification

Additional information (not included in the 5 page limit):

  1. Biographical sketches of key personnel (required, max. 2 pages each). Please include relevant education, training & experience, skills and/or list durable educational materials/publications that demonstrate knowledge/skill relevant to the proposed study; list any other education grant support.
  2. References/Literature Cited (required, max 1 page).
  3. Optional letters of support from any key participants or institutional support personnel, stating their commitment to the project.

If the proposed research will involve human subjects, a letter of approval from the host Institutional Review Board or Human Research Ethics Committee stating that the project is approved or that approval was not necessary will be required prior to funding of an approved proposal.

PROGRESS AND FINAL REPORTS 
The project should commence no later than August 1, of the year the award is made, or upon receipt of institutional ethics approval (whichever is later), and completion is expected within 12 months. The project director will be required to submit two progress reports. A written interim report will be due 6 months after the project start date, indicating progress to date, obstacles and solutions, preliminary results, etc. A final written report will be due within 60 days of project completion, including a summary of findings and dissemination activities, copies of materials developed, and final budget report. Extensions beyond the 12 month limit must be approved by the TBLC.

Submit your proposals here – Due November 1, 2018

Bylaws Voting Information Online Now

Voting begins October 17

The Steering Committee has proposed several amendments to our bylaws. The process of approving bylaw amendments is to first notify the membership of the proposed amendments, provide the membership with 30 days to consider the proposed amendments, and the distribute an electronic ballot to members following the 30-day period. To be approved, proposed amendments require an affirmative vote from 2/3 of the members in good standing who submit ballots. This message serves as notification to the membership of proposed changes to our bylaws.
You may find a side-by-side comparison of our current bylaws with the proposed bylaws here. In addition, the following is a summary of the changes proposed to the bylaws:
  • Article I (Name):  An additional sentence has been added to reflect the fact we now have regional TBLC groups.
  • Article IV, Section 4.6 (Membership Categories): An additional membership category has been added for Corporate Members (Vendors) and a statement about the ability of members to designate membership to a regional group has been added.
  • Article V (Steering Committee)
    • Section 5.1: Membership in the Steering Committee has been updated to include more than one Expert Advisor and the chairs of our regional groups.
    • Section 5.2: The Member-at-Large category has been modified from three specific Member-at-Large positions (e.g., K-12, health sciences) to three Member-at-Large positions that may vary in expertise based on the current representation needs within the TBLC and the practice of TBL.
  • Article VII (Non-Elected Steering Committee Positions
    • Section 7.4 (Program Chair-Elect): Updated to reflect our current practice of appointing a chair-elect that serves for two years, assisting the Program Chair the first year and becoming the Program Chair the second year of service.
    • Section 7.6: Added to reflect our practice of regional groups electing their own officers
  • Article VIII (Nominations and Elections): Section 8.2 (Elections) has been updated to provide a procedure in the event of uncontested ballots (i.e., only one person running for an elected position) to allow the Steering Committee the ability to formally vote on the sole candidate rather than asking the full membership to do so.
  • Article IX (Committees)
    • This article has been reordered to provide more logical flow to the bylaws.
    • The Scholarship Committee has been renamed to “Research and Scholarship Committee” to better reflect their role within the TBLC
    • A standing Marketing Committee (Section 9.14) has been added to support developing marketing needs that have arisen in part due to international growth of the TBLC
    • Section 9.15 (Regional Steering Committees) has been added to officially recognize that our regional groups will be each led by their own steering committees.

Thank you for your time spent reviewing these changes, and we look forward to receiving your vote when the ballots are distributed.

Members will receive an automated email from the election website with a personal username and log in information. These credentials are NOT the same as TBLC member-only login information. If your membership dues have not been paid as of September 1, 2018 you will not receive a ballot. If you do not receive this message by October 18, 2018 and your membership dues are current, please contact support@tblcadmin.org. The election will be open until November 17, 2018.
Special thanks to our Bylaws Revisions Task Force for their outstanding work: Julie Estis (Health Sciences Member-at-Large), Karla Kubitz (Immediate Past President), and Wayne McCormack (Past President).

Peg Mohr to Serve as Executive Editor of Publications and Chair of the Editorial Board

Peggy Mohr
Peggy Mohr

At our recent meeting the committee voted to approve Peg Mohr’s nomination after reviewing her application materials, and I am pleased to announce that Peg will be joining the Steering Committee as our new Executive Editor of Publications and Chair of the Editorial Board. Peg, thank you for your dedication to our editorial process over the years and for your willingness to serve as Editor! We all look forward to welcoming you to the Steering Committee and to working with you.

Bonny Dickinson
Bonny Dickinson

I would like to acknowledge Bonny Dickinson for her outstanding service as Executive Editor for the 2016 – 2018 term. From my perspective, Bonny brought to her position a sense of responsibility and a desire to improve our module review and publication process. Our module review process has thrived under her leadership, and Bonny has helped lead improvements such as a formal process to review reviewers in order to acknowledge our top reviewers. I also believe Bonny deserves a prize for being one of the most regular providers of monthly reports to the Steering Committee. Bonny looks forward to some emerging career opportunities, and I appreciate the time and effort she was able to share with us on the TBLC leadership team.

Michael Nelson, PhD, RPh
President
Team-Based Learning Collaborative

 

 

TBLC Steering Committee Candidates for 2018

The Nominating Committee is pleased to present its slate of candidates for this year’s election to the TBLC Steering Committee. In accordance with our bylaws, these are being posted to our website in alphabetical order.

Although selection by the Nominating Committee is our formal system for identifying appropriate candidates, any TBLC member in good standing may petition to have his/her name added to this ballot by the mechanism described in our bylaws under Article VIII.

Members of TBLC are asked to review the candidates’ qualifications listed below, and to thoughtfully consider the course each would take to achieve our Goals as discussed in their Personal Statement. On May 1, 2018 the electronic ballot will be activated and voting instructions will be provided. At that time, TBLC members in good standing will be invited to select one (1) nominee for Treasurer (2-year term) and one (1) nominee for Member-At-Large: Health Sciences (3-year term). Between April 1st and April 25th, members may petition for additional candidates to be added to the ballot. Such nomination petitions may consist of either a single document or separate letters. To qualify for nomination by petition, each candidate must have the support of at least 15 TBLC members in good standing. All petitions and letters must be addressed to and received by the TBLC Manager on or before midnight Eastern Time (GMT-5) of April 25th.

Also note, this page presents the qualifications and personal statement of each candidate only as submitted by the candidate. This is NOT the actual ballot.

Qualifications and Personal Statements


Christopher Burns – Treasurer
Roseman University of Health Sciences

When I first started using TBL, the TBLC was an invaluable resource of information, training, and most importantly, knowledgeable and helpful colleagues. It has been my great pleasure to be involved with this organization since 2010 and to have had many opportunities to contribute to our success. In 2013, I graduated from the Consultant-Trainer program and since then have successfully mentored five others to achieve their certificates. The skills I learned have been a great help to me guiding others in TBL at my own institution and extramurally. I co-facilitate workshops at our annual conference each year with an emphasis on peer evaluation, and have also co-facilitated regional, and pre-conference, TBL in a day workshops. I have served on the nominating and program planning committees, and on the steering committee as member-at-large for health sciences in 2015, and currently as the Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee. We have made great progress in the last two years, including funding major initiatives for expansion in Europe and Asia. I seek your support to continue our work for another two years.


Lauren Brannan – Member-at-Large: K-12
University of South Alabama

I am currently an Assistant Professor of Reading Education in the College of Education at the University of South Alabama. I currently teach undergraduate and graduate reading methods courses. I have been implementing team-based learning since 2014 and am a huge advocate for the use of this format in teacher education. I am interested in working with K-12 teachers to implement team-based learning or components of team-based learning in their classrooms.

TBLC – Featured Module: Strategic Management, Strategic Planning, and Strategic Analysis

This month’s featured module is “Strategic Management, Strategic Planning, and Strategic Analysis.” The module was developed by Annetta Dolowitz, reviewed, and published to the Resource Bank in the fall of 2016. The “Strategic Management, Strategic Planning, and Strategic Analysis” module was designed for a course in Nonprofit Organizational Management.

The module focuses on seven learning goals. The learning goals are:

  1. Demonstrate and apply experience and skills that you have read or heard in class activities, and in your service learning projects, while adding skills to your resume.
  2. Identify the theoretical and conceptual foundations of a nonprofit.
  3. Assess and explain how strategic management competencies are applied to nonprofit organizations by running a SWOT analysis.
  4. Take the results of your SWOT analysis to evaluate Class NPO Partner to develop and defend strategies to address your findings for the Class NPO Partner Project.
  5. Critique the role of accountability, ethics, and social responsibility in the management of a nonprofit organization.
  6. Evaluate, explain, and defend the results of your project for your partner NPO.
  7. Demonstrate professional development.

The “Strategic Management, Strategic Planning, and Strategic Analysis” module includes a 10 question RAT and 2 Application Exercises.

This module and many more can be found in the TBLC Resource Bank. Click here to log in to the Member’s Site.

Did you know that you can submit your own module to be peer reviewed by fellow TBLC members and included in the TBLC Resource Bank? Click here to download the Resource Bank submission form and e-mail it to resources@tblcadmin.org.