The Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning offers mini-grants to faculty and staff to infuse high-impact, active-learning practices into their courses, programs, or co-curricular activities and for travel to conferences, workshops or seminars relating to high impact practices and active learning. Mini-grants are competitive, based on applications and available funding. The maximum award is $2,500. Recipients are required to write a culminating report and share with the campus community.The deadline for submission of proposals is September 28, 2015. The notification of awards with be on October 12, 2015.
Objectives of Eligible Projects
Exemplary projects promote the goals and objectives of Kentucky Wesleyan College and the Title III Strengthening Institutions grant.
Priorities for 2015-2016
Projects (including travel) must address at least one of the below:
High Impact Practices (service-learning undergraduate research, scholarly or creative activity; field experiences, internships, co-ops)
Active Learning (classroom assessment, group discussions, case studies, peer review, role playing, interactive lecture, etc.) See the University of Michigan’s Active Learning website for more information.
Projects can be of the following types. You are not limited to those listed – consult with Christine Salmon if your project doesn’t quite fit.
Curriculum-related projects (course, major, minor, etc.)
- Course redesign
- Design and implementation of specific strategies
- Implementation of techonology
- Travel by students
Travel by faculty or staff to conferences, workshops, or seminars
Funding Levels and Restrictions
Funding for a single project may range from $100 – $2,500, depending on the type and complexity of the project. Total available funds for 2015-2016 are:
- Travel – $3,000
- Class or co-curricular projects – $15,000
- Technology and equipment are funded only when necessary to fulfill project objectives. Priority may be given to technology and equipment that can serve multiple courses or departments.
- Mini-grants can be considered seed money for new projects, but not continuation of previously funded projects (e.g. funded from other mini-grant sources).
- CETL mini-grant funds may be requested in conjunction with those offered by the Dean of Academic Affairs. Such requests must be disclosed.
- Food and beverages are not allowable except when part of travel.
A) Application Process
|–||Review the guidelines|
|–||Consult with Christine Salmon as needed|
|–||Submit your application online through the mini-grant application link|
B) Review Process
|–||Selection committee reviews all applications to ensure adherence to the guidelines and for the appropriate fit with college and grant goals.|
C) Award Process
|–||The committee will recommend projects for funding and submit the recommendations to the director of CETL for final approval.|
|–||Following selection of awards, recipients will be notified by CETL, and will be assisted with setting up the project implementation plan, including timeline, budget, and dissemination activities.|
|–||October 9, 2015||DEADLINE for submission of proposals|
|–||October 16, 2015||Notification of awards|
|–||February 15, 2016||Mid-point progress report due|
|–||May 5, 2016||Dissemination at CETL Spring Conference|
|–||Final report due within 2 weeks of final project activity|
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