The Office of the Provost has funds available to support curriculum development initiatives. These funds are principally available for continuing faculty members who wish to develop new courses or revise existing ones in order to incorporate new digital technologies into the teaching and learning experience. Funds are available, for example, to support the development of course websites; for the acquisition and/or development of interactive course materials; for incorporating further multi-media technologies into a course; and for attending workshops to acquire advanced skills.
Funding is available on a competitive basis and is not likely to exceed $5,000 per project. Some monies are available for summer stipends ($2,500) and student assistance. Equipment acquisition is not permitted.
In making a proposal, a department or faculty member should provide information and address issues such as:
Funds are not available at this time.
Assistant Provost for Administration
In April 2009, the General Faculty approved writing-intensive (“W”) courses to be taught in departments.
Faculty interested in developing and teaching such a writing-intensive course in the 2009-2010 academic year--whether it be piloting a new course or modifying an existing course-- may apply to participate in mini-grant course development program.
Participants will receive $1000 stipends and will meet with Gail Hemmeter twice while developing their course to discuss possible goals for a “W” course in their discipline; best practices for teaching writing in conjunction with course content; types of writing assignments that work to accomplish course goals; and options for writing support available for faculty and students. During the semester in which the course is taught, participants will meet once at mid-term to reflect on progress and troubleshoot problems and once after the semester is over for debriefing.
Email Gail Hemmeter with a brief description of the course you would like to develop or transform and the semester you plan to offer it.
Gail C. Hemmeter,
Senior Lecturer in English,
Co-Director of College Seminar Program, and Director of Writing Support Services
September 19, 2012, 4:00 pm
October 24, 2012, 4:00 pm
November 14, 2012, 4:00 pm
December 5, 2012, 4:00 pm
January 23, 2013, 4:00 pm
February 20, 2013, 4:00 pm
March 20, 2013, 4:00 pm
April 17, 2013, 4:00 pm
May 17, 2013, 9:00 am