COURSE DEVELOPMENT GRANTS (2014)
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND ONLINE SUBMISSION
Description: Course development (CD) grants are intended to stimulate the development of new courses or the redesign of existing courses. Preference this funding cycle is given to proposals that advance the aims of interdisciplinary programs (including the Honors Program) or that promote deeper learning in General Education classes by incorporating high-impact practices (including but not limited to writing-intensive activities, collaborative assignments and projects, research and project-based learning, diversity/global learning, service learning and community-based learning, and team-based learning (TBL)).
Eligibility: All full-time faculty. Proposals for team-taught courses are welcome but only one stipend will be awarded per team.
Awards: $2000. The stipend can be used to fund a course release with the approval of the department Chair and the Director of FD&C.
Deadline: 1 Nov 2013
Reporting: CD grant recipients are expected to produce a detailed syllabus for a new or redesigned course suitable for consideration by the appropriate department and/or program by Sept 1, 2014. A copy of the syllabus should be submitted to the Director of FD&C as well. In addition, grant recipients are strongly encouraged to present at the annual T&L Forum in October.
Application Review: All proposals are reviewed by the Faculty Development Advisory Committee (FDAC) and endorsed by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
APPLYING FOR THE COURSE DEVELOPMENT GRANT
The submission process is online this year. The online application does not permit you to save. You need to prepare two files in advance of application: 1) the narrative and 2) a current short vita. Please follow these guidelines:
1. Two-page narrative (single-spaced, 11 pt or larger font). Should include title and description of the course (including any pre-requisites), rationale for the new course or course redesign, plan for developing new or redesigned course, and description of how new/redesigned course would meet the objectives of the relevant interdisciplinary program or would enhance learning in the General Education program, as appropriate.
2. The current vita should be no more than 5 pages.
In addition, you will need to know the Course Title, Course Prefix, Course Number, and Credit Hours.