Mini-Grants for 2015–16 Reflective Practice Teaching Circles

  • The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and Reflective Practice (RP) announces its call for Mini-grant proposals to support both Cross-disciplinary and Department teaching circles for the 2015–16 academic year. The awards are meant to help Teaching Circles sustain their productive activity. The target amount is $500 maximum, although there is flexibility in the award amount, depending upon the number of proposals received and awarded.  

    Examples of Successful Mini-Grant Applications

    Grants may be used for:

    • books and other educational materials (to include resources not otherwise available or obtainable by the IUP Library)
    • software, hardware, and courseware for curriculum development
    • student help with projects
    • faculty training costs
    • honoraria for speakers
    • website development
    • other appropriate activities that support teaching and faculty development as teacher-scholars

    Grants may not be used for:

    • food/beverages
    • non-Teaching Circle related expenses
    • marketing of academic programs

    Any Department or Cross-disciplinary Teaching Circle may apply.  Grant proposals will be awarded up to 20 points in each of the following categories for a maximum of 100 points:

    • impact of project on student learning
    • impact of project on faculty learning
    • feasibility of project
    • overall quality of proposal (including completeness and clarity of proposal)
    • quality of budget rationale

    Submission Deadline: Friday, October 9, 2015, by 4:30 p.m.

    Mini-Grant Guidelines

    Application

    Mini-Grant Proposal Evaluation Sheet


    Consider taking advantage of this opportunity as your Teaching Circle discusses its goals and needs!