PRESIDENTIAL TEACHING INITIATIVES


GRANT DESCRIPTION

Presidential Teaching Initiatives Grants are designed to enable units or interdisciplinary groups to mount broad, imaginative projects that will result in new or revised curricula and/or pedagogy, with the goal of achieving learning outcomes for their majors as specified in their assessment plans. These grants are limited to no more than four units each year. A plan for assessing student learning outcomes that have occurred as a result of the grant activities is required. Two reports are required for the Presidential Teaching Initiatives grant.

Eligibility: All faculty, full- or part-time, are eligible. Visitors, affiliates, contract, and part-time faculty, however, require a tenured or tenure-track faculty member as a participant in the grant activity.

Maximum award: $15,000.  2-3 grants are awarded each year depending on funds.

Deadline: February 1 only.

A pre-proposal, due the first Friday of the Winter semester, is strongly recommended. It should cover project objectives, definition of the problem, and plans for implementation and evaluation. Send to Kathryn Stieler at stielerk@gvsu.edu or ftlcgrants@gvsu.edu.

Items to note:

1. All other things being equal, faculty members and/or departments who have not received grants in preceding grant rounds will be given priority over those who have.

2. Ongoing projects are not funded by Pew FTLC.

3. Be as thorough as possible in your application. A primary reason many grants are denied is due to a lack of thorough implementation and assessment plans. Another reason many grants are reduced or denied is due to a lack of detail or errors in the budget.

4. Describe what General Education goals (listed below) will be addressed by this project and how they will be incorporated into course curriculum, methodologies, etc. For further description of the goals, see the Gen Ed website:http://www.gvsu.edu/genedresources/ge-goals-18.htm Please note additional points in the rubric are tied to these goals, but they are not necessary for a project to be considered for funding.
Goals: Collaboration, Ethical Reasoning, Problem Solving, Quantitative Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Written Communication, Oral Communication, Information Literacy, Integration

5. It is very helpful with the Presidential Teaching Initiative Grant for a Pew FTLC representative to attend two committee meetings prior to submission of the application, one at the early stages of development, and another when the application is nearing completion.

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REIMBURSEMENT INSTRUCTIONS

The grant letter announcing the award contains information specific to your grant concerning reimbursements, stipends, student wages, etc. If you need a copy of this letter, go to the Pew FTLC website, click on "Apply for Grants", logon and you will see your grants. Click on the grant in question, and click the download button under the Files and Notes heading.

Travel, Materials or Services: All purchases for materials or services and travel expenses for grants are to be made using department funds. These reimbursements are not dependent on a report and carry from one fiscal year to another, so send in reimbursements as they occur.

  • Send an email or memo with the faculty name, grant type, grant number, and the amount to be transferred. You are welcome to use our reimbursement form .
  • Attach a copy of the Purchase Order, P-card transaction, or Travel and Expense voucher, etc. for the travel, materials, or services purchased.
  • The department will be reimbursed through a working budget transfer of funds from the Pew FTLC grant account. The FTLC will initiate the transfer in Onbase.

Grant Stipends: The Pew FTLC directly pays stipends for GVSU faculty only. Specific information is available in the letter/email the faculty received announcing their award.  When sending in a request for stipends to faculty, reference the grant name and number, include faculty names, G numbers, and the dates of service.

Student Wages: The Pew FTLC directly pays wages for GVSU students only. Specific information is available in the letter/email the faculty received announcing their award. Please contact Peggy Gaegauf at the Pew FTLC before the student begins work to make arrangements for Ultratime and checks.

Student Honorariums: The Pew FTLC directly pays honorariums for GVSU students only. Specific information is available in the letter/email the faculty received announcing their award. When sending in a request to pay student honorariums, reference the grant name and number, include student names, G numbers, dates of service, and a brief explanation what the honorarium is for.

Send Information to: ftlcgrants@gvsu.edu via email or to Pew FTLC, 324 LOH via interoffice mail.


FINAL REPORT INSTRUCTIONS

The grant letter announcing the award states the due date of your first report. If you need a copy of this letter, go to the Pew FTLC website, click on "Apply for Grants", logon and you will see your grants. Click on the grant in question, and click the download button under the Files and Notes heading.

Grants close when all monies are dispersed and a report has been sent in. To be approved for any new grants, all prior grants must be in good order, including reports submitted and approved.

Report Format: The Presidential Teaching Initiatives grant requires two reports. The first report summarizes the outcomes of the project. A second report, assessing student learning, is due one year after the first. The report format is entirely up to you, but normally we get a 1-3 page narrative (the larger the grant, the longer the report) that describes the outcomes of the grant activity.  Here is the link to Final Report Instructions for more detailed information: http://www.gvsu.edu/ftlc/final-report-instructions-for-pew-ftlc-grants--185.htm

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