To apply for this award, faculty should submit a statement to Lee West (firstname.lastname@example.org); samples of successful proposals can be found here: Sample 1 / Sample 2. Proposals should not exceed two pages in length, which includes the following:
1) A description of the proposed curricular innovation, including:
- An explanation of how it relates to the existing curriculum,
- The expected level and format of the course or courses incorporating the innovation (e.g., large introductory class, advanced lecture, or small seminar), and
- An explanation of why the proposal is innovative in nature.
2) An explanation of how the award funds are expected to be used (e.g., $2,000 to an assistant to work on the course syllabus; $1,000 to fund travel for external speakers, etc.)
- If applicable, provide an explanation of any past or prior funding for this proposal and what was accomplished with that funding.
3) A statement of your learning objectives and expected impact of the course or project on undergraduate students.
- Please also include a statement about how you intend to continue or scale the impact of your project.
4) In addition to this statement, applicants should attach the following:
- A letter from one of the following: the faculty member’s Program Director, Department Chair or school Dean which indicates a willingness to provide teaching support if the project is funded.
- If a non-tenure eligible, the application should also include a letter from the school Dean indicating an expectation of renewed appointment (in order to allow an opportunity for curricular impact).
Applications for the 2019 awards are now closed. A call for 2020 applications will be made in spring 2020. Faculty whose proposals are selected for funding will be notified prior to winter quarter, followed by a public announcement and funding disbursement. Please contact Lee West (email@example.com) with any questions.