Center of Excellence for Teaching & Learning

Curriculum Innovation Grants

The Provost’s Office and the Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning (CETL) offer 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 will assist 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 will lead these efforts, providing faculty with a support network and the tools needed to successfully implement their curricular innovations.

Eligibility

  • Proposals will be considered for curricular innovations in the following areas:
    • Team-taught Integrated GE Courses (more information about this initiative can be found here)
    • ePortfolios
    • Collaborative Projects and Assignments
    • Writing-Intensive Pedagogy
  • Proposals to incorporate one of the above innovations into either 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. If necessary, preference will be given to faculty who have not previously received a CIG.
  • Awards are contingent on attending all 3 days of the CIG workshop, which will be held 9am-12pm on May 6, 8, and 10, 2019.

Compensation

Successful applicants will receive $1000, distributed as follows:

  • $250 upon completing the workshop in May.
  • $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

Applications must include:

  1. A description of the course that will be redesigned and how it is currently taught. If you are applying to create a new course, describe the general idea for the course you are proposing. [250 words]
  2. A description of why you selected a particular innovation and how it will help you meet your course learning objectives. [500 words]
  3. A description of what do you hope to gain, professionally, from your participation in the CIG program. [250 words]
  4. Applications to the Integrated GE Courses theme must include a letter of support from the Department Chair that indicates approval for the course to be included as part of the applicant’s normal teaching load.

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 (cetl@suu.edu). Print copies of the application will not be accepted.

Questions?

Contact Matt Weeg, CETL Director, at cetl@suu.edu or 435-586-5408, or Liz Olson, CETL Associate Director, at elizabetholson@suu.edu or 865-8257.