Submitting a Project Proposal

We welcome individual or collaborative project proposals focused on exploring innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Reach out with questions and ideas at tanginstitute@andover.edu. Application for our 2017-2018 fellows will be available in late 2016.

Areas of Focus

In 2016-17, we are especially eager to deepen and grow the following areas of focus through fellows’ projects:

  • Learning in the World: Projects focused on enhancing and expanding our global and domestic off-campus programming
  • Hybrid Andover: Projects focused on integrating blended approaches into teaching and learning at Andover
  • Curricular innovation: Cross-cutting, creative initiatives that seek to explore, experiment with, and develop new approaches to teaching and learning.

Within those areas, projects might focus on pedagogy and curriculum, tools and practices, research, development, and other approaches that aim to enhance the educational experience for students at Andover and beyond. Ideas in various stages of development—including early explorations and concepts, existing efforts that need additional support, and novel projects to incubate and develop—are most welcome. We also encourage faculty applicants to consider collaborative efforts that involve colleagues from other departments, instructional and co–curricular staff  and/or other community members, in addition to students.

Project Planning

Working with the Tang Institute team, fellows are asked to develop a clear, flexible workplan and timeline for their efforts, including regular opportunities to share their work with colleagues and with the broader community. Fellows will share regular project developments via posts to the Institute blog, open discussions, workshops, and other forums. Flexible models for assessment will also be developed and applied to each project.