Student Teaching as Research (STAR) Mini-Grants
MU Graduate School has announced the first annual call for proposals for Student Teaching as Research (STAR) Projects in October 2017. All MU graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are eligible to apply for a $1,500 mini-grant to conduct small research projects on undergraduate/graduate teaching and learning methods and impacts. A total of ten grants were awarded.
Each applicant submitted a three-page proposal that includes a brief introduction, objectives of the research, and a discussion of the materials and methods being used to achieve the objectives and on the proposed use of the funds. A one-page CV for the applicant was also included. Projects included a signed letter from a collaborating MU faculty member that certifies that they allow the applicant to conduct a teaching research project in the faculty member’s Spring semester course and approves of the proposed project. If the applicant is the instructor of record then the applicant’s department chair provided a letter of approval. Successful applicants were/will be required to participate in teaching research workshops in November and December 2017, submit a report of their research findings, and participate in a poster session at the Celebration of Teaching at MU.
CIRTL at MU Lead
Peter Motavalli, Ph.D.
Faculty Fellow, Graduate School
Professor, Department of Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences
CIRTL at MU Administrative Co-Lead
Lissa Behm-Morawitz, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of the Graduate School
Graduate School and Office of Postdoctoral Education