Enhance Teaching Practice Research
MOE Teaching Practice Research Program
In order to improve the school’s overall teaching quality and to change the situation of valuing research over teaching in research university, the Center provides professional support to encourage faculty members to implement teaching-related researches, and assists those willing teachers in applying for the ‘Teaching Practice Research Program’, which is subsidized by the Ministry of Education.
Through information session, workshops, lectures, and regular meetings, the Center helps faculty members apply for and implement the program. Activities are also organized for faculty members to share achievements of the research, creating opportunities for idea exchange, and thereby further promote the spirit of the program.
The Center assists faculty members with the following matters:
1. Serve as the liaison between the University and the Ministry of Education: being in charge of compiling and submitting the application documents to the Ministry, notifying applicants of review results, submitting application for diverting funds for other uses, submitting application for projects extension, compiling closed projects to the Ministry, etc.
2. Conduct information session and consultation: provide faculty members who have the will to apply for this program with related information and offer one-on-one consultation. 。
3. Assist the faculty members whose projects are approved in organizing faculty development groups and handle related activities.
4. Organize project achievement presentations and compile the results achieved for the library to upload to websites.
MOE Teaching Practice Research Program Schedule for the 2021 Academic Year
Call for Proposals: MOE call for proposals information session is expected to be held in October. Submission period will be from mid-November to mid-December. Faculty members are encouraged to prepare the application documents in advance. If you have any questions regarding the program, please feel free to contact us.
Contact Person: Yen-Chiao Chan Tel: 3366-3367#515 (Center for General Education, Colleges: Liberal Art, Law, Social Sciences, Management, Science, Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science)
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Person: Kylie Yong Tel: 3366-3366#25518 (Colleges: Bio-Resources & Agriculture, Medicine, Public Health, Life Science)
E-mail : email@example.com
Teaching Practice Incubation Program
Have you ever discovered or encountered any problems during teaching?
Have you ever tried to solve the problems?
Why not try to turn the problem into research? It’s time for you to give it a try!
Use a systematic and evidence-based method to improve the teaching effectiveness and students’ learning outcome!
Introduction to 2022 Fall Semester Program (Application is Open until 5pm, July 28, 2022)
1. The purpose of the program is to enhance the atmosphere of teaching-related research in the university, encourage faculty members to carry out practice research in front-line teaching, foster evidence-based teaching experiments, and thereby leverage students’ learning outcome and overall teaching quality.
2. All full-time, part-time, and project teachers in NTU are welcome to apply for the program. Each teacher can only submit one research project at a time. The research project should be based on a course or a co-teaching course to be taught by the applicant in the 2022 Fall semester. The course should be on the NTU Course Information Website and has a curriculum number. If the course is cancelled, the grant will not be awarded.
3. The implementation period for the research project is from September 1, 2022 to January 31, 2023. No extension will be granted.
4. Applicants should fill in the application form and the budget plan, and submit the files to Ms. Chan of the Center via firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Please see the application form in appendix 1. The application form should include the following items and should be no more than 10 pages in total (course materials, attachments, and reference are not counted):
(1) General Information
A. Motivation and Purposes of Research
B. Research Question(s)
C. Degree of Innovation
D. Literature Review
E. Instructional Design
F. Research Design
G. Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness
(3) Course Materials and Course Syllabus
6. The review will be based on these criteria: clarity of research motivation, measurability of research question(s), relevance of literature review, feasibility of instructional & research design, diverse measures and clear criteria for evaluation of teaching effectiveness.
7. Please complete the budget plan (appendix 2). Each approved project will be granted NTD 75,000 for operating expenses (see appendix for details). The fund cannot be used for personnel expenses and equipment fee, and should comply with MOE’s regulations for the use of funds. Any surplus upon the completion of the project, should be paid back to the Center.
8. If the research project has been approved, the applicant should submit the consent form within 10 days of receiving the notification. Furthermore, if the research project needs to be modified, the applicant should also return the modified project within 10 days. No reimbursement information will be provided until the aforementioned document(s) have all been submitted.
9. Teachers who receive the grant should submit the research report by March 1, 2023, and participate in one of the achievement presentations held by the Center to present the research outcome (Choose one of the following: E-poster, recording a short film by yourself or CTLD).
10. In order to comply with the principles of academic ethics, the applicant should not apply for the program if the research project has already been subsidized or is under reviewed by other programs. The applicant should take full responsibility for any violation of academic integrity proved by concrete evidence. The Center may retrieve part of or all of the grant and according to the circumstances, terminate the principal investigator’s right to apply for the program. 10. In order to comply with the principles of academic ethics, the applicant should not apply for the program if the research project has already been subsidized or is under reviewed by other programs. The applicant should take full responsibility for any violation of academic integrity proved by concrete evidence. The Center may retrieve part of or all of the grant and according to the circumstances, terminate the principal investigator’s right to apply for the program. 11. If an applicant repeatedly applies for the program with similar research questions, curriculum, instructional and assessment methods in different semesters, the Center will offer subsidies at most 2 times, provided that the research project meets the criteria for subsidy after the review.
12. The research outcome can be used as a basis to develop new research projects for other programs, such as MOE Teaching Practice Research Program or other teaching-related research program, so as to fulfill the purpose of the incubation program.
Links：Appendix 1 Application Form、Appendix 2 Budget Plan
For further information on the spirit of the Teaching Practice Research Program and past research projects, please visit the following websites:
1. MOE Teaching Practice Research Program YouTube Channel – 7-Minute Introduction to the Spirit and the Orientation of the Program（Link）
2. Outstanding Projects of the Teaching Practice Research Program Website – All Disciplines
3. The result report of MOE Teaching Practice Research Program 2018-2020（Link）