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Teaching Innovation Grants

The Center for Educational Resources (CER) announces a program of grants for faculty who wish to employ new teaching strategies for their undergraduate courses in the Whiting School of Engineering and the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences. The CER is committing approximately $50,000 to this grant program.  Applicants may request up to $10,000 for a proposed project. Proposal are due no later than Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 5:00 PM EST. These grants are made possible by the generosity of Johns Hopkins Emeritus Trustee Christopher Hoehn-Saric and the Smart Family Foundation.

The goal of the program is to foster innovative curricular design and teaching practices on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus. An RFP with complete description of the program and details on the application process may be found here: Questions may be directed to Macie Hall in the CER at Faculty are encouraged to contact CER staff for consultation before submitting proposals.


Announcing a new program for faculty

The Center for Educational Resources is pleased to offer Best Practices in University Teaching: a 1.5 day workshop for faculty. This new workshop will present pedagogical best practices used at Johns Hopkins and peer institutions. This workshop is currently open to all Homewood faculty.

Click here for more information and registration



Faculty Exchanges: Classrooms, Coffee, Conversations

In response to faculty requests, the Center for Educational Resources (CER) has established the Faculty Exchanges program.  Faculty and graduate students may observe the teaching methods of faculty who have volunteered to participate in the program.

Participants will receive a gift card to a campus coffee shop so they can debrief in a relaxed environment after the classroom visit.

More information is available here.



Faculty Conversations on Teaching

After a successful launch last academic year Lunch and Learn - Faculty Conversations on Teaching returns for 2016-2017. These casual, one-hour discussions over lunch spotlight experienced faculty sharing innovative teaching practices and demonstrating how others might implement similar strategies. To sign up for an event, send an email to

The 2016-2017 Lunch and Learn Series:

  1. Thursday, October 20 [12:00-1:30 Sherwood Room, Levering Hall]
    Flipped courses: What is the purpose?  What are the strategies?
    Panel and Discussion with Avanti Athreya, Assistant Research Professor Applied Mathematics & Statistics, Michael Falk, Professor Materials Science & Engineering, Bob Leheny, Professor Physics & Astronomy, and Soojin Park, Assistant Professor Cognitive Science
  2. Friday, December 16 [12:00-1:30 Sherwood Room, Levering Hall]
    Team-based Learning
    with Eileen Haase, Senior Lecturer Biomedical Engineering, and Mike Reese, Director Center for Educational Resources and Instructor Sociology
  3. Thursday, February 16 [12:00-1:30 Sherwood Room, Levering Hall]
    Constructing a Comprehensive Syllabus with Christov Roberson, Lecturer Biology, and Katie Tifft, Lecturer Biology
  4. Friday, April 21 [12:00-1:30 Brody Learning Commons Room 5015]
    Using Videos in Your Course
    with Jane Greco, Associate Teaching Professor Chemistry and faculty to be announced

Introducing Reveal: an image annotation tool

Available for Homewood instructors, Reveal is a web application that uses image annotation to create websites. Reveal allows you to display image, audio, and video files in a spatial context, providing a way to illustrate visual relationships.

This program is integrated with Johns Hopkins Authentication so all content is password protected. Learn more...