Faculty Center Grants

The Faculty Center hosts several grants related to teaching and learning throughout the academic year. Each of the programs listed below has a homepage with more information and Requests for Proposals (RFPs), if applicable.

Summer Faculty Development Conference

This four-day faculty development conference occurs at the end of Spring term each year. The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Information Fluency Initiative, Office of Experiential Learning (Internships and Service-Learning), Office of Diversity Initiatives, and Office of International Studies and Interdisciplinary Initiatives will provide grants for faculty members who are transforming courses or programs by emphasizing assessment of learning outcomes, diversity, GEP unifying theme, information fluency, interdisciplinarity, internships, internationalizing the curriculum, the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), service-learning, undergraduate research or track-specific research, or other appropriate issues.

More information and proposal applications are on the Summer Conference webpage.

Winter Faculty Development Conference

The Faculty Center hosts a three-day faculty development conference at the end of the fall semester each year. The purpose of the conference is to provide an opportunity for faculty (preferably a team of faculty) to focus on a project that will transform a course or program. Themes vary by year, and some years feature multiple themes or tracks. Participants apply to attend via an online Request for Proposals (RFP) process.

The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning provides numerous $500/person grants for faculty members who are transforming courses or programs by integrating the workshop theme. More information and proposal applications are on the Winter Conference webpage.

 

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