Administered by the Center for Teaching Excellence, Reflective Practice Project
Funded by the Office of the Provost
Submission Deadline: 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017, 4:30 pm
Notification by: Friday, October 20, 2017
Witthöft at email@example.com or
The purpose of the Cross-Disciplinary and Department Teaching Circle Mini-Grants is to support Teaching Circles by helping them to achieve clear, well-defined outcomes which will enhance the teaching skills of its members and/or add to the group’s knowledge
of the scholarship of teaching and learning. Outcomes could include changes in syllabi with a supporting rationale based on reading and discussion in the Teaching Circle, a presentation based on work done in by its members, a publication which grows
out of the work of the Teaching Circle, as well as other appropriate products.
The Center for Teaching Excellence, through the Reflective Practice Project, has encouraged the formation and supported the organization and creative endeavors of Teaching Circles for many years. Mini-Grants are meant to support Teaching Circles in getting
the resources they need for the successful completion of their projects. For some groups, inviting a speaker who is an expert in a specific field of instructional knowledge may be crucial, while others may need special books, software, or supplementary
materials to achieve their goals. Still others may seek funding to be able to travel to a conference to present the outcomes of their project or to organize a departmental retreat to share their insights.
The CTE Mini-Grants recognize the creative activities undertaken by Teaching Circles and add monetary resources to ensure their successful completion.
Grants may be used for:
[Please note that the CTE will seek input
from the Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) team on any proposal that
includes purchasing technology.]
Grants may not be used for:
The maximum award is $500. The reviewers may award less than what the Teaching Circle has requested.
Any department or Cross-Disciplinary Teaching Circle may apply. Applicants must have registered their Teaching Circle with the Reflective Practice Project prior to applying for a Mini-Grant. They must contact the Reflective Practice co-director for Cross-Disciplinary
and Department Teaching Circles, Heide Witthöft, at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the links to do so.
The October 6, 2017, submission deadline is firm. Please submit an electronic copy of your proposal, in Word format, to Heide Witthöft at email@example.com by 4:30 p.m.
The Reflective Practice Co-directors will evaluate the proposals and select those that are to be funded. Awards notification will be on or before Friday, October 20, 2017.
Any work associated with the Mini-Grant must be completed during the 2017–18 academic year. The Teaching Circle will need to provide a brief summary report of the outcomes of their mini-grant project for inclusion in the printed program for the Reflective
Practice Recognition Dinner on April 25, 2018, and on the CTE website. This report (200–250 words) is due by April 13, 2018. Specific instructions will be sent out in late March 2018. The report is to be submitted electronically in Word format to
Heide Witthöft at at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Examples of Successful Mini-Grant Applications
Mini-Grant Proposal Evaluation Sheet
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