FIDC Final Report Guidelines
One of the responsibilities of having received OID funding is submitting a final report. These reports are important to us and our continued work.
A memo that:
1. Notes at the top:
- your name, rank and department,
- your proposal/project title,
- grant program (FIDC Travel, Materials/ Software/ Equipment Grants, Flexible Grants, Developmental Leave Travel & Materials Award, Mini Project, or Summer Professorship),
- dates you worked on this project.
2. Describes in a direct and reader-friendly style what, if anything, you learned as a result of this grant activity.
- Refer back to your original proposal for the grant and candidly discuss whether or not your experiences matched your expectations. Were there disappointments? Unexpected gains? Is what you learned applicable to your students' learning at UND? What impact has the experience/materials/software had on your students' learning?
- Please note: The narrative of the final report will reflect the grant program you received funding through. For possible questions to address as related to specific programs, jump to Possible Questions.
3. Addresses the ways in which you would be willing to share your experience or the results of your project with others. Which forum/s might be appropriate?
- "On Teaching" Box Lunch Discussion Session
- Interview or Article in the On Teaching newsletter
- Presentation in your department or college
- Presentation at campus conference on teaching
- Presentation or report to a campus group or committee (tell us who)
- An article in a SoTL Journal or further conference presentation
4. Includes a synopsis paragraph (of no more than 125 words) that describes your project for inclusion in the On Teaching newsletter.
Reports may be submitted electronically or physically to to the Office of Instructional Development.
The narrative of the final report will reflect the grant program to which you applied. Possible questions as related to specific programs are listed here.
- FIDC Grant for Travel to a Conference for Pedagogical Development: What did you learn as a result of the conference or workshop? If relevant, would you recommend this conference/workshop to others?
- FIDC Grant for Travel to Make SoTL Presentations: How did attending this conference and presenting your research further your SoTL research agenda?
- FIDC Materials/Software/Equipment Grant: How has your purchase contributed to your students' learning? If relevant, would you recommend these or similar materials/software/equipment to others?
- Summer Instructional Development Projects, Mini-Project Grant or Developmental Leave Travel and Materials Award: What did you produce as a result of your funding? (Enclose copy of syllabus, course packet, or other materials if relevant.) How did your work on this project affect student learning in your course?
Important note on SIDPs and Mini Project Reports: In addition to the Final Report due after you have taught the course, we also need a brief Preliminary Report upon completion of your 1-4 scheduled weeks of work. That report (a paragraph or two is fine) should simply give us an update on what you were able to accomplish over the summer and what work, if any, remains to be done on the project.
- Departmental or College Retreat Support: What was accomplished as a result of your work? (If relevant, enclose a copy of any documentation you may have of the work done at the meeting or retreat.)
Reports may be submitted electronically (preferred) or physically at:
Office of Instructional Development
Room 300, O'Kelly Hall
Reports may be submitted electronically or physically to:
Office of Instructional Development
221 Centennial Drive, Stop 7104
O'Kelly Hall, Room 300
Grand Forks, ND 58202