Curriculum Innovation Grants

The Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning (CETL) offers funding to support the development of innovative teaching and learning strategies. These competitive Curriculum Innovation Grants (CIGs) are awarded to faculty looking to redesign a course to incorporate high impact pedagogical practices that have been demonstrated to increase student learning.

The CETL assists successful applicants with developing, implementing, and assessing their proposed curricular innovations through workshops and one-on-one consultations. SUU faculty with experience in each of the innovation areas lead these efforts, providing faculty with a support network and the tools needed to successfully implement their curricular innovations.


  • Each year, the CETL identifies several evidence-based teaching practices to fund. Successful applicants must clearly indicate which one of these practices they will be incorporating into a course.
  • Proposals for new or existing courses will be accepted. Proposals for existing courses must demonstrate significant modifications to the course. Routine course revisions or minor modifications will not be considered.
  • All tenured, tenure-track, non tenure-track, and adjunct faculty may apply.
  • A maximum of 8 proposals will be awarded in each category of teaching practice. If necessary, preference will be given to faculty who have not previously received a CIG.
  • Awards are contingent on completing the CIG workshop, which is held after Commencement.


Successful applicants will receive $1000, distributed as follows:

  • $250 upon completing the CIG workshop.
  • $250 upon submitting a plan for implementing the proposed curricular innovation.
  • $500 upon submitting a reflection, including assessment results, after the course is concluded.

Presentation Requirements

CIG recipients will present the results of their course redesign at SUU’s Festival of Excellence.

Application Requirements

Faculty interested in applying for a CIG should first read the Call for Proposals and then complete the Application Form. Applicants must send an electronic version of the completed application to the CETL ( Print copies of the application will not be accepted.


Contact Matt Weeg, CETL Director, at or 435-586-5408, or Caitlin Gerrity, CETL Associate Director, at or 586-1908.


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