Submitting a FLIC Video

$100 Stipend For Your Video Submission

In order to quickly build the FLIC collection beyond our 25 “sample” videos, a stipend of $100 is available to any CCCU faculty members who submit a video for possible inclusion in the collection.  Between November 1, 2012 and March 1, 2013, faculty members who submit a FLIC video will receive a stipend of $100 if the project directors believe the video merits peer review.  Receiving this stipend does not guarantee inclusion in the collection — that decision rests within the context of the peer-review process — but the FLIC advisory board does want to acknowledge the challenge of producing the video and thank those faculty who are willing to take the risk of participating in the project with this modest stipend. 
 

The Videos

The sample videos initially published on FLIC offer the best “description” of the types of presentations that are suited for the collection, but the paragraphs below do begin to explain what we are looking for:

  • Content Derived from Actual Course Material and Experience: While faculty members are the primary audience for FLIC, the videos should not be “lectures” or “conference presentations” to peers about faith/learning integration.  Rather, they should be specific examples of how faculty members actually approach integrating faith and learning with their students.  While it might be logistically difficult to shoot the video in an actual classroom environment — the video should attempt to replicate this situation as closely as possible.
  • 6-8 Minute Videos: The goal of the collection is to provide brief, clear examples of faculty members within a classroom setting making connections between “faith & learning” in their disciplines and employing effective strategies for “integration.” Thus, we are not looking for fully developed apologies for faith integration, but rather examples of artful, cogent, and efficient presentations of “faithful” scholarship engaging a discipline.  Since the primary audience for the videos will be professors within the same or related disciplines, faculty members shouldn't feel a need to provide extensive background or context within the video.  The assumption will be that we are watching a relatively independent “fragment” of a larger lecture and stepping into the middle of a course.  This 6-8 minute time limit might be the most difficult challenge in producing a video — but with careful preparation it is possible and can produce surprisingly powerful results.
  • Model Good Scholarship and Good Teaching: We are seeking videos that reflect rigorous scholarship and thoughtful communication.  Obviously, the presentation should have a clear focus and purposeful structure. The videos will be peer-reviewed and should reflect competency in a discipline and thoughtful engagement with ideas, dispositions, and strategies that have emerged in previous “integrative” scholarship. The videos should avoid “apologetic” defenses of the faith or scripture proof-texting tacked onto a disciplinary lecture.
  • Producing the Video: While we are not expecting “professionally” produced videos, we do have some basic expectations about clarity of sound and image.  To meet these expectations, please consider the following advice as you produce and submit your video:
    • seek the local expertise of your campus’s instructional technology or media services department
    • shoot in a well-lit and relatively quiet classroom
    • beware of the artificiality that emerges in your presentation when speaking to an empty room
    • if you do shoot the video with students present, please note that these interactive sessions tend to quickly expand beyond the planned length
    • we prefer a resolution of 1280x720 (HD)
    • we prefer the following video formats: mp4, mov
    • file size must be under 1 GB
    • sound quality is as important as your video images; so please consider using a lapel microphone rather than just the video camera's built in microphone
    • take care when using a blackboard, whiteboard, or presentation software to find effective ways to capture this content in your video
       

After you have produced your video, please use the form below to upload your file and provide with us with the information that will be necessary for us to review and ultimately publish your video.


If you have further questions please email us at flic@cccu.org.

Learn more about the FLIC project
Details about the peer-review process for FLIC videos