Grant Deadline: August 29, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
Abstract Deadline: September 1, 2014
Second Annual Summer Retreat
On August 12, 2014 our office hosted our second Annual Summer Retreat. Both President John Kelly and Provost Gary Perry attended our event and had a wonderful speech. Overall it was a success with approximately over 80 guests that included students, faculty and administrators. A thank you is extended to all that attended our event.
Distinction through Discovery Undergraduate Curriculum Grants Program
- Articulate how the curricular changes fit into the mission of the department(s) or program(s).
- Explain how the curricular changes will result in high-quality research and inquiry experiences for the program(s) and undergraduate students.
- Clearly demonstrate support for undergraduate scholarship.
- Lead to the achievement of the Distinction through Discovery student learning outcomes (seen below)
Distinction through Discovery Student Learning Outcomes
The Distinction through Discovery Student Learning Outcomes which research and inquiry incorporate are:SLO 1: Knowledge. Students will demonstrate content knowledge, core principles, and skills.
SLO 6: Communication. Students will convey all aspects of their research and inquiry (processes and/or products) in appropriate formats, venues, and delivery modes.
We are in the process of revising our funding levels for the 2014-2015 curriculum grants cycle. Grants will most likely range from $500 for a single assignment to $20,000 for cross-college collaborations. Please check back soon.
Timeline for Curriculum Grants Program
Pre-Proposal Deadline: Wednesday, October 1st, at 5:00pm
Pre-proposals selection for full proposal submission: Mid November, 2014
Distinction through Discovery workshops: Spring 2015
Full proposals due: May 15th, 2015
Full proposals selection:early July
Faculty submitting pre-proposals who are invited to submit a full proposal will be asked to participate in a Distinction through Discovery workshop in the spring to assist with development of the full proposal. We are in the process of revising our application for the 2014-2015 cycle.2013-2014 Pre-Proposal Evaluation Form (this will change)
Curriculum Grant Full Proposal Guidelines
We are in the process of revising our application for the 2014-2015 cycle.
You can view the 2013-2014 Curriculum Grant Guidelines for last year's details and expectations of the full proposal. Format for submission: Proposals must be single spaced, with a font size no smaller than 11-point; minimum 1-inch margins; tables and figure legends can be in 10-point font size. Complete applications should include the following:
Curriculum Grants Program Previous Awardees
In June 2014, proposals from teams of faculty across the university submitted excellent proposals to our program. These proposals were reviewed by faculty, staff, and student evaluators. The following eight projects have been awarded Distinction through Discovery Curriculum Grants for the 2014-2015 academic year:
- Drs. Ann Branaman, Mark Harvey, Phillip Hough, and Gina Carreno from the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
- Dr. Susannah Brown from the College of Education
- Drs. Patricia Heydet-Kirsch, Lori Dassa, Jan Andrew, Barbara Ridener, and Robert Shockley from the College of Education
These faculty are currently working with the Distinction through Discovery (DTD) committee to effectively integrate research and inquiry practices and the student learning outcomes of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) into their courses.
Two essential parts of full proposals are the curriculum inventory and course plan worksheets. The following resources will assist you in completing these documents.
- curriculum inventory presentation video part one– for PCs only (00:06:05)
- curriculum inventory presentation video part two– for PCs only (00:11:45)
- curriculum inventory workshop audio file-(01:29:15)
- curriculum inventory presentation without narration
- curriculum inventory presentation without narration or animation (preferred for printing)
Course Plan Worksheet
- course plan worksheet presentation video part one– for PCs only (00:07:35)
- course plan worksheet presentation video part two– for PCs only (00:09:05)
- course plan worksheet presentation without narration
- course plan worksheet presentation without narration or animation
- course plan worksheet template (preferred for printing)
- Bloom's Cognitive Domain Polygon Handout
- Student Learning Outcomes and Cognitive Levels Handout
- Student Achievement Rubric Handout
Introduction to the Curriculum Grants Program meeting- video recording