Mini Grants for Curriculum Development
The Center for Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning and the Provost’s Office are pleased to announce two mini- grants for curriculum development.
The purpose of the grant is to integrate into the curricula the University’s important special collections and archives:
- Arlen Specter Collection
- the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service
- the Textile and Costume Collection
Proposals that address one or more of the following institutional goals are strongly encouraged:
- Represent a range of disciplines;
- Integrate with launch of General Education and Hallmarks;
- Leverage a College’s, School’s or an ecosystem’s core curriculum;
- Leverage the Collection for Nexus Learning outcomes and experiences;
- Are intentional in the plans for institutionalization.
- Full-time faculty in tenure-track and tenured positions and on renewable contracts.
- Adjunct faculty with a letter of support from their program director.
- Staff members may be co-applicants, but may not receive summer stipends unless they are part-time.
Interested faculty should consult with the curators of the respective Collections before submitting their proposals:
- Marcella Milio, Curator of the Textile and Costume Collection
- Stan Gorski, Associate Director of Gutman Library and Director of the University’s Special Collections
By March 30th, applicants should submit:
1. A one- to two-page application that includes:
- The course and the pedagogical opportunity for incorporating one of the University’s special collections. (10 points)
- Description of how the proposal meets one or more of the institutional goals. (20 points)
- Description of how the work will achieve Nexus Learning goals and improve the student experience and learning outcomes. (20 points)
- Description of the plans for institutionalization, for example, curricular change will be incorporated into General Education curriculum or incorporated all sections of a course taught by the applicant and adjunct faculty. (20 points)
- Description of the assessment of the learning outcomes. (10 points)
- Description of the evaluation of the project’s success/lessons learned. (10 points)
- Budget narrative for the requested expenses and timeline. (5 points)
2. Budget Template (5 points)
- Individual grants may be up to $1,500.
- A total of five (5) grants are available.
- Eligible expenses include faculty summer stipends (up to $1,000 plus FICA), research-related travel, equipment, and/or research and instructional supplies.
- Non-compensation expenses must be incurred by June 30, 2014.
- Eligible faculty may receive one University grant per academic year.
- Funded applicants will be required to submit a final grant report by January 30 or June 30, depending upon the semester in which the revised course is taught.