Grants

The Faculty Resource Center awards several grants each year for development of online courses and high impacted teaching practices.

Description

The Faculty Resource Center provides grants for the purpose of helping faculty members develop or enhance their online courses. A limited number of proposals will be funded. Grant recipients will:

  1. Complete the Online Course Badge (part of the Teaching Online Certificate Program)
    1. If you completed the Teaching Online Certificate Program before summer 2016, you will need to repeat the program
    2. If you completed the Teaching Online Certificate Program during or after summer 2016, you will need to complete the Online Facilitation Badge
  2. Complete a Quality Matters Self-Review with your mentor
  3. Teach the course in a subsequent semester
  4. Submit the completed course for a Quality Matters review

Eligibility

Anyone who plans to teach or is already teaching an online course at UCCS is eligible to apply including full time, part time, and honoraria faculty, and faculty with special appointments. Please note: LAS faculty members are eligible to apply for online course development and enhancement stipends (as well for the TOCP, QM reviews, etc.) through the LAS Online Incentives Program.

Guidelines

The grant recipient will work with an Instructional Designer in the Faculty Resource Center to incorporate best practices in teaching online. Faculty members must:

  1. Plan to develop the course according to the Quality Matters rubric through the Teaching Online Certificate Program by the spring of 2019
  2. Complete a Quality Matters Self-Review
  3. Teach the course online in the fall of 2019 or the spring of 2020
  4. Undergo a Quality Matters Review

In addition to meeting the above requirements, proposals also need to address one or more of the following criteria:

  1. Incorporating effective student-faculty and student-student communication
  2. Integrating reflective or collaborative learning experiences
  3. Preparing opportunities in which students learn through complex problems and real-world challenges using problem-based and inquiry-based strategies
  4. Measuring learning through challenging and engaging assessments and rubrics
  5. Using media/technology in engaging and effective ways

Finally, the proposal must describe how you will gauge the effectiveness of the course development or enhancement through direct and indirect measures, and how you plan to use those evaluations to improve student learning.

Award

The $3,000* grant (minus taxes) will be paid upon passing the Quality Matters Review. (Courses that satisfy Compass Curriculum requirements are eligible to receive an additional stipend from the Compass Curriculum office to be paid after the course is taught.)

Application

Please complete the Online Course Grant form.

  • Save the PDF form to your computer
  • Complete it in Adobe Reader (11 or higher) and save it
  • Click the Submit button in the upper right of the form

Application Deadline - March 15, 2019

The Faculty Resource Center will announce the grant winners in a timely manner.

*If you completed both the Teaching Online Certificate Program and the Online Facilitation Certificate Program between summer 2016 and spring 2018, the grant award will be $2,000.

Criteria

The High Impact Teaching Practices Grant supports faculty who wish to develop one or more high impact teaching and learning practices (known as HIPs) in a course.

Eligibility

Anyone who teaches at UCCS is eligible to apply, including full-time, part-time, and honoraria faculty, and faculty with special appointments. Online, hybrid, and classroom courses are eligible.

Guidelines

The grant recipient will work with the Faculty Resource Center to incorporate one or more high impact teaching practices into a course. The recipient must:

  • Enroll in the Engaged Teaching Certificate Program
  • Integrate one or more high impact teaching practices into your course
  • Teach the course in the fall of 2019 or the spring of 2020
  • Participate in a Faculty at Work interview and article or a Let’s Talk Teaching presentation

Your proposal should address one or more of the high impact teaching practices below, and how you plan to use it in your course to improve student learning.

  • Collaborative Assignments
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Diversity/Global Learning
  • Service Learning/Community Based Learning
  • Internships
  • Capstone Projects

Application

Please complete the High Impact Teaching Practices Grant form.

  • Save the PDF form to your computer.
  • Complete it in Adobe Reader (11 or higher) and save it.
  • Click the Submit button next to the signature line in the form.

Award

The $3,000 grant (minus taxes) will be paid after the project is complete and the grant recipient has participated in a Faculty at Work interview and article or a Let’s Talk Teaching presentation.

Application Deadline - March 15, 2019, 5:00 PM MT

The Faculty Resource Center will announce the grant recipients in a timely manner.


Last updated January 29, 2019

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