Teaching Enhancement Grants
The Teaching Enhancement Grants Program supports enhancement of student learning during a single course. Winners of these grants are reimbursed up to $100 for course expenditures. Fall, Spring and Summer competitions are held each year.
Eligibility | Guidelines | Selection Process | Fall 2014 Application
Timeline for Fall 2014 Competition:
|Opening date for applications:||August 1, 2014|
|Closing date for applications:||September 26, 2014|
|Notification (sooner where possible):||October 3, 2014|
If awarded a Teaching Enhancement Grant for a Fall 2014 course, funds must be used and all receipts for reimbursement must be received in CTRL by January 30, 2015. Original receipts should be submitted to Trisha Young in Hurst Hall 214.
- Funds may be used for such purposes as honoraria for outside speakers or materials that are “used up” during the course (e.g., short-term subscription to online teaching tools, special materials for a science or arts course that doesn’t have a lab fee). Funds may not be used for basic “school supplies” (e.g., poster board, markers).
- Grants can
- be made directly to a faculty member;
- be transferred to an academic department or program budget; or
- be paid directly to a guest lecturer.
- Grants will not be awarded to applicants requesting funding for international honoraria.
- Materials that are durable (e.g., books, DVDs) become the property of the university, though they may be used by the recipients for subsequent course offerings.
- Grants must be used for the item(s) listed in the recipient’s application.
- Grants are not designed to support faculty research or conference attendance.
- Grants cannot be used for food or gift certificates for food.
- Grants will not be awarded to applicants requesting funds for expenditures that have already been incurred.
- Grants are made only once for a specific teaching enhancement (e.g., an honorarium for a guest lecturer). Faculty seeking funding for the same (or very similar) teaching enhancement in a subsequent course are encouraged to explore funding possibilities with their academic department or program.
- Recipients are asked to submit a brief report (c. 50-75 words) summarizing the pedagogical outcomes of their award.
Fall 2014 Application:
If you have questions, please contact Trisha Young (email@example.com or 202-885-2105). To submit the completed application, save the form to your desktop and e-mail it as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org with Teaching Enhancement as the subject line.