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 a series of CIG workshops that are held in May. SUU faculty with experience in each of the innovation areas will lead these workshops, the goals of which are to provide faculty with a support network and the tools needed to successfully implement their curricular innovations during the following academic year.


  • Proposals will be considered for curricular innovations in the following areas:
    • TBA
  • Successful proposals will demonstrate significant modifications to a course to include one of the innovations listed above. Routine course revisions or minor modifications will not be considered.
  • Development of new courses will be considered, as long as the course development
  • includes one of the innovations listed above.
  • All tenured, tenure-track, non tenure-track, and adjunct faculty may apply.
  • A maximum of 8 proposals will be awarded in each category.


Successful applicants will receive up to $1000, distributed as follows:

  • $250 upon completing & evaluating the May CIG workshops.
  • $250 upon submitting a completed plan for implementing the proposed curricular innovation.
    • Alternatively, $250 upon submitting an explanation of why the innovation will not be implemented.
  • $500 upon submitting a reflection, including assessment results, of the curricular innovation after the course is concluded.

Presentation Requirements

Successful applicants 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. [250 words]
  2. A description of the proposed curricular innovation, including evidence from the literature that the innovation enhances student learning. [500 words]
  3. An initial description of how the innovation is expected to be incorporated into the course. [250 words]
  4. A description of how the innovation will be assessed at the end of the course (i.e., how student learning will be assessed and compared to previous iterations of the course). [250 words]

Applicants must send an electronic version of the completed application to the CETL ( Print copies of the application will not be accepted.


Please contact Matt Weeg, CETL Director at or 435-586-5408.