Quick Start Learning Technology Program

This fund supports innovative projects by providing faculty with a key technology component that enables him or her to introduce a new pedagogical activity for a specific course. Awards are for specific software or hardware items, up to a maximum of $200. Examples would be a clicker “starter kit,” screencasting software, a microphone for capturing the audio from lectures, a headset for recording screencasts, or digitizing a key curricular resource.

Faculty may receive no more than one award per academic year (from Fall through Summer term). Applications may be submitted at any time. To be eligible, you must be a member of the regular Dartmouth teaching faculty, with either tenure-track or lecturer status.

Faculty applying for a Quick Start grant will be asked to provide a brief description of the proposed project and how the software or hardware will enable the project. These descriptions need be no longer than a single page. Faculty are also requested to provide some assessment or evaluation of the innovation at the end of the term. The assessment process should be included in the project proposal. This evaluation can be simply your impressions of how well the innovation worked, and it can include feedback from the students.

Faculty interested in applying should contact Ba

To apply, simply create a Word or PDF document with this information:

  • Your name
  • Academic department
  • Targeted course name, number, and term
  • Item requested and price
  • Description of proposed curricular innovation. This should be a short description of the innovation you are proposing and how the software or hardware will enable you to implement it.
  • Description of proposed assessment. This is a description of the assessment of the innovation, to be conducted at the end of the term.

The document should be sent to Barbara Knauff at barbara.knauff@dartmouth.edu.