Project Weeks provide space for teachers and students to collaborate across disciplines and locations and are part of the “TUM Agenda 2030 – TUM Teaching Reform”. They allow to try out new teaching formats and approaches. In particular, they support the development of formats that link the acquisition of interdisciplinary skills in heterogeneous and multidisciplinary teams with subject-specific content.
The funding of the pilot phase 2022 aims at the introduction of new and the further development of existing project-based teaching and learning formats in the winter semester 2022/23. In particular, concepts are funded that create cross-disciplinary collaboration and support the following aspects:
- Reflexivity, for example, developing awareness of typical ways of thinking in one's own discipline and recognizing the need for one's own expertise and competencies in other fields
- Working in heterogeneous teams, for example, appreciating other positions, developing fluency, and training to change roles
- Proactive and self-directed learning, for example, practicing how to deal with ambiguous problems and illuminating how technical developments are intertwined with ethical and societal aspects
We look forward to your application if one of the following aspects applies to you:
- In your subject-specific context, you already offer formats that partially meet the requirements for Project Weeks and you would like to further expand, develop, and implement these, e.g., through a new collaboration with another discipline or specialization.
- You would like to experiment with new forms of teaching cooperation or further develop and implement existing course formats for Project Weeks.
- You would like to implement a completely new format within the framework of the Project Weeks, in which students from different disciplines work together on a topic.
- You have ideas with which materials, methods or processes the acquisition of competencies in the areas described above can be supported by new formats.
- You already offer project-based and/or interdisciplinary modules, for example as a Plug-in Module, and would like to prepare your approach or your applied “tools” as best-practice examples and make them accessible to larger user groups.
Eligible to apply are departments and schools, professors, Integrative Research Institutes and central service institutions.
Applications can be submitted until 19.06.2022. Individual units may submit multiple applications. Applications must be collected and submitted electronically through the Vice Dean of Study and Teaching of a School, the Dean of Studies of a department, or the head of a central service institution. The successful applications are selected by a jury appointed by the Study and Teaching Board.
The earliest start date for individual projects is expected to be 01.09.2022. A later project start is possible. The term ends no later than 31.03.2023. There is no minimum term.
Individual projects will be funded with a maximum of €25,000. Funding is available for a share of personnel costs, support staff and material costs, such as equipment and workshop costs, travel expenses and accommodation.
For information on formal application issues, please see the application and budget templates, which can be downloaded below. For submission and for questions regarding the call for proposals, please contact Sandra Hirsch, TUM Center for Study and Teaching – Quality Management.