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Apply to be an Intro Module Author

Thank you for your interest in becoming a module author for the InTeGrate project. If you haven't yet read the call for authors, we recommend you do so before completing this application. Note that there are two application forms - use this form if you are interested in authoring an intro module; if you are interested in applying to author a course or module in one of the other two areas of the call, please use the course or module application form.

To apply, read through this form completely, gather the supporting information you will need, and write your module proposal. Then return to this form, fill in the information below, upload your documents, and click on SUBMIT button. You must complete this form in one sitting; you cannot save a portion and return to fill out the rest later.

Be sure to click SUBMIT when you are done. when you are done. Remember that you will not be able to alter your information via this form once you have submitted it, so please be sure you have completed all fields and uploaded all of your documents before submitting.

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Module Application MaterialsWe are seeking authors who can work with colleagues to create rich, effective teaching materials including both readings and activities. Module materials are expected to be sufficient to fully support the module, including reading materials, visualizations, data sets, classroom or lab activities, and assessment materials

Each potential co-author should take this opportunity to illustrate their vision for the module. InTeGrate personnel will select the module teams with the goal of creating distinct, complementary module materials that excite students to learn geoscience by placing it in the context of important societal issues. Proposals that demonstrate effective use of geoscience data or models, strategies for promoting understanding of the methods of geoscience, developing geoscience literacy and supporting interdisciplinary problem solving will be more successful, as will proposals that make use of research-based teaching methods. Consideration will also be given to establishing diverse teams involving faculty from a variety of institution types, working in multiple instructional settings, and representing diverse scientific and ethnic backgrounds.

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If you are member of a team of proposed team of module authors, please list your collaborators and their institutional affiliation(s) in the box below. Team members should individually explain their ideas and roles in creating the planned module materials. Potential authors should note that there is no benefit in the application process to being part of an existing team. Some of the most successful InTeGrate teams have been formed from three faculty members who applied separately. If you have a proposal idea and are seeking additional team members (or consultants) or if you would like to explore proposals seeking team members, please visit the Seeking Team Members page:


To help us assess your skill in designing teaching materials, please provide the following documents.

1. A proposal for a module addressing one of the topics indicated in the call for applications. This module proposal MUST include ALL of the following items:
  • A description of the proposed module that places module materials in the context of an important societal issue and explains how the module would excite students to learn geoscience or environmental science.
  • The effective use of geoscience data and/or models. Provide one or more examples of how you will incorporate data analysis or emphasize modeling to promote understanding of the methods of geoscience and the process of science.
  • A discussion of how interdisciplinary and/or system-based problem solving would be incorporated into the module content.
  • Any other information you would like to provide about your vision for the content and pedagogy of the specific module.
All uploaded files are public unless you are in a private workspace

Title: A descriptive, human readable title.

e.g. 'Student Handout for Sauerkraut Assignment'

Select the file: Make sure it has an appropriate suffix (e.g. .doc) or specify the type in the Optional Fields below

Description: A very brief description of the file.

File Type:


The system will attempt to determine the correct file type based on the name of the file you've selected. Choosing the correct file type here will override that.

File Name:

e.g. 'student_handout'
This will be the name of the downloaded file. By default the system will generate this based on the title you specified and the type of file. If you specify a name here it will over-ride the automatically generated name. This is generally only useful when uploading file of a type not recognized by the system (not in the list of file types above). In that situation choose File Type: Unknown Binary and include the appropriate suffix in the file name here. e.g. myfile.m3z Avoid spaces or special characters in the file names.

Authorship/Reuse

Either:
I am the author (copyright holder) of the contents of this file and people are allowed to reuse it for non-commercial purposes as long as they give me attribution as described by this creative commons license.
Or
Who is the original creator/copyright holder of the information in this file?

Provenance/Acknowledgements

A short description of where the material came from. Include names and institutions of authors and contributors as well as acknowledgment of any work from which this was derived.

Reuse License

The creator/copyright holder must have agreed to allow distribution of this file through this site.
If you are the creator we strongly encourage you to select the CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike option.

If none of the above licenses apply describe the conditions under which this material appears on this site as well as any information about reuse beyond this site.

Distributing information on the web generally requires the permission of the copyright holder--usually the original creator. Providing the information we request here will help visitors to this site understand the ways in which they may (legally) use what they find.

If you created this file (and haven't signed away your copyright) then we'd encourage you to select the CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike option. You'll retain the copyright to your file and can do as you please with it in the future. Through this choice you are also explicitly allowing others to reuse that file as long as they give you attribution, and don't use it for commercial purposes.

If the file (or content within it) was created by others you'll need their permission. If it predates 1923 or was created by a U.S federal employee (as part of their job) it is likely in the public domain (and we can all do as we choose with it). The original author may also have explicitly stated how it may be reused (e.g. through a creative commons license). You can describe the licensing/reuse situation in the box above.

Without permission you should not upload the file. There are several options in this case:

  • You can contact the original author to get permission.
  • You can provide a link to (or a description of how to get) the original material rather than uploading it here.
  • You can find a substitute that isn't encumbered by copyright.
  • You can create a substitute yourself. Remember, ideas can't be copyrighted, only particular expressions of those ideas. Of course you'll want to give credit the original author.

The Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center has more good information about copyright as it applies to academic settings.

2. In a separate document, please include:
  • The appropriate geoscience literacy goals that match with your materials. Review the geoscience literacy documents (see Earth Science Literacy, Ocean Literacy, Atmosphere Literacy, Climate Literacy) and indicate which of the essential principles or big ideas most closely correlate with your proposal.
  • Examples of how student-centered, research-based teaching methods could be incorporated into the module materials.
  • A rationale for the development of this module, describing the context for development, why your module is an improvement over existing teaching materials and/or methods, how you anticipate it will fit in to existing curricula, how easily it can be adapted by others.
All uploaded files are public unless you are in a private workspace

Title: A descriptive, human readable title.

e.g. 'Student Handout for Sauerkraut Assignment'

Select the file: Make sure it has an appropriate suffix (e.g. .doc) or specify the type in the Optional Fields below

Description: A very brief description of the file.

File Type:


The system will attempt to determine the correct file type based on the name of the file you've selected. Choosing the correct file type here will override that.

File Name:

e.g. 'student_handout'
This will be the name of the downloaded file. By default the system will generate this based on the title you specified and the type of file. If you specify a name here it will over-ride the automatically generated name. This is generally only useful when uploading file of a type not recognized by the system (not in the list of file types above). In that situation choose File Type: Unknown Binary and include the appropriate suffix in the file name here. e.g. myfile.m3z Avoid spaces or special characters in the file names.

Authorship/Reuse

Either:
I am the author (copyright holder) of the contents of this file and people are allowed to reuse it for non-commercial purposes as long as they give me attribution as described by this creative commons license.
Or
Who is the original creator/copyright holder of the information in this file?

Provenance/Acknowledgements

A short description of where the material came from. Include names and institutions of authors and contributors as well as acknowledgment of any work from which this was derived.

Reuse License

The creator/copyright holder must have agreed to allow distribution of this file through this site.
If you are the creator we strongly encourage you to select the CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike option.

If none of the above licenses apply describe the conditions under which this material appears on this site as well as any information about reuse beyond this site.

Distributing information on the web generally requires the permission of the copyright holder--usually the original creator. Providing the information we request here will help visitors to this site understand the ways in which they may (legally) use what they find.

If you created this file (and haven't signed away your copyright) then we'd encourage you to select the CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike option. You'll retain the copyright to your file and can do as you please with it in the future. Through this choice you are also explicitly allowing others to reuse that file as long as they give you attribution, and don't use it for commercial purposes.

If the file (or content within it) was created by others you'll need their permission. If it predates 1923 or was created by a U.S federal employee (as part of their job) it is likely in the public domain (and we can all do as we choose with it). The original author may also have explicitly stated how it may be reused (e.g. through a creative commons license). You can describe the licensing/reuse situation in the box above.

Without permission you should not upload the file. There are several options in this case:

  • You can contact the original author to get permission.
  • You can provide a link to (or a description of how to get) the original material rather than uploading it here.
  • You can find a substitute that isn't encumbered by copyright.
  • You can create a substitute yourself. Remember, ideas can't be copyrighted, only particular expressions of those ideas. Of course you'll want to give credit the original author.

The Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center has more good information about copyright as it applies to academic settings.





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Author ResponsibilitiesWe ask that all module author applicants commit to the following responsibilities, as indicated on the Call for authors web page (opens in a new window):
  • Participate in the collaborative design and development of materials in a module to meet the guidelines set forth in the InTeGrate Curriculum Development and Refinement Rubric. Materials must be completed prior to September 2016;
  • Test and assess module materials in an appropriate introductory course prior to June 2016 and submit all required student data;
  • Revise and refine module materials in collaboration with InTeGrate assessment personnel and incorporate appropriate suggestions of editors and reviewers;
  • Participate in one development meeting each year during the two year cycle;
  • Publish final materials on the InTeGrate website prior to September 1, 2016;
  • Release copyright of module materials to the InTeGrate project.



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