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Teaching and Technology Innovation Grants

Call for Proposals

Proposals are accepted year round on a rolling basis. Priority will be given to Teaching and Technology Innovation Grant proposals received by June 1st.

The Faculty Collaborative invites proposals from teams of faculty (2 or more) to explore pedagogical designs that incorporate technologies to enhance student learning, and that provide data on student learning.

The theme of these grants, “Continuing to Innovate,” acknowledges the investment, experimentation, and creativity of faculty in meeting the need for innovation using various modalities. The Collaborative grants encourage faculty to build on current practices while continuing to innovate.

 

The Teaching and Technology Innovation grants are available to all full-time faculty (1-year and longer appointments) for improving student learning, curriculum, pedagogy, or educational impacts, or to contribute data to the scholarship concerning how students learn using various modalities.

Grant proposals are accepted on a rolling cycle throughout the year. However, priority will be given to proposals submitted by June 1.

Proposals must be submitted via email to facultycollaborative@scu.edu.

Overall, proposals are evaluated on the quality of the project; the potential impact on student learning, curriculum, or pedagogy within a significant component of a program, major, or the Core Curriculum; and the quality of the assessment plan. Given the goal to make the best strategic use of limited resources proposals with significant cost sharing from external grants, departmental budgets, or other sources of supplemental funding are encouraged.

Special consideration will be given to proposals that explore ways of facilitating active, collaborative, interdisciplinary, engaged or integrative learning, or involve students as collaborators.

Successful faculty teams will be asked to write up their experiences, results and assessment in a brief report and to share their experience in a CAFE - one of the Collaborative’s lunchtime conversations to share teaching practices with faculty colleagues offered throughout the academic year.

As with any competitive funding opportunity, success rates depend on the funding available, the number of proposals received, the quality of the proposal, and the relation of the projects proposed to the funding criteria. A list of previously funded projects is available here.