PRESIDENTIAL TEACHING INITIATIVES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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. 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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