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Curriculum Innovation Program: AY 2018-2019

From: 
Chris Brown, Vice Provost for Faculty Development
Sent: 
Monday, May 7, 2018, 9:22 a.m.
To: 
KU Lawrence Faculty

Sent on behalf of Chris Brown, Vice Provost for Faculty Development

 

Request for Proposals—Deadline May 23, 2018

The Center for Teaching Excellence is taking proposals from KU-Lawrence and Edwards Campus departments and academic programs for a one-year Curriculum Innovation Program. This program supports efforts to improve student learning and retention by transforming a key part of the curriculum through new learning experiences for students. Those experiences should be grounded in the literature on student learning and mindful of the challenges that lie ahead for graduates.

As many as three proposals will be selected. Successful applicants will receive:

  1. A one-year $12,000 grant for the team, which can support work on the project (e.g., student assistance), or summer stipends or professional expenses for team members.
  2. Access to travel funds ($4,000-$5,000) for teams of three to five faculty members to visit another institution that has undertaken successful innovation.
  3. Consultation, guidance and support from CTE throughout the duration of the project and an intellectual community of colleagues from other departments and other universities. CTE also will coordinate collaboration with other relevant KU units (e.g., CODL, Center for Service Learning, Center for Undergraduate Research, KU Libraries).

Any academic department or program is eligible to assemble a team and apply. Teams should have demonstrated support of the department chair and include at least three faculty members or instructional specialists who will play an active role in the transformation activities. The team will implement a plan during the 2018-2019 academic year to transform two or three key courses — courses that students struggle with, or courses that are at the heart of their program — with changes to improve student learning and retention that can be sustained or continuously enhanced over the year.

To learn more about project team expectations, selection criteria, and the application process, please visit the CTE Website.

The deadline to submit proposals is May 23. CTE will offer two proposal development sessions to provide guidance on developing a plan.

  • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Monday, May 7, Budig Hall, Room 135
  • 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 16, Budig Hall, Room 135

These are open sessions; no need to RSVP.

Please contact Andrea Greenhoot or Judy Eddy with questions, or go online. Completed grant proposals should be sent to Judy Eddy by May 23.

J. Christopher Brown, Ph.D.
Professor
Geography and Atmospheric Science
Environmental Studies Program
Vice Provost for Faculty Development

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