The college is offering grants of $3,500 for stipends to support course or program development, including the creation of new or substantially revised programs. Proposals should incorporate the goals and resources of one of the following campus initiatives:
· Courses in support of the Core Curriculum, including First Year and Second Year Seminars and Upper Level Writing
in the Major courses
· Diversity and Inclusion
· Global Studies
· Programs or courses in support of the existing Core Curriculum
· Service Learning/Civic Engagement
· Undergraduate Research
Group projects are encouraged and the stipend will be shared. Only one proposal is allowed per faculty or librarian. All proposal ideas should be discussed in advance with your department chair. Faculty and librarians must submit a report of their work between June 1 and September 30 to be shared with the campus. Previous years projects can be viewed at http://www.bridgew.edu/Depts/AcAffairs/faculty-librarian_grants_program_2008.cfm
Awardees will be provided an initial $3,000 stipend followed by a final payment of $500 after the project is completed and the final report is submitted.
Applications for Course/Program Development
Please submit a one to two page proposal to the Office of Teaching and Learning, Maxwell Library, describing:
1. The category of activity, i.e. Course Development or Program Development.
2. A. For revision of existing Course or Program: A description of the existing program or course, including pertinent details
of current pedagogy (for course grants), structure and content (both program and course grants). Identify those
programmatic or course elements you wish to address through the grant.
B. For creation of new Course or Program: A description of the proposed course or program, including pertinent details
of pedagogy (for course grants), structure and content (both program and course grants) and the existing need the
proposed course or program will fill.
3. A description of how the grant will enable you to enact these proposed changes or how creation of the course or program will enable you to meet the existing needs.
4. A timeline for conduct and completion of these activities.
A committee consisting of the School Deans, Director of Teaching and Learning, Teaching and Learning Fellows, Library Director, and Executive Assistant to the President will evaluate the proposals. Their recommendations will be forwarded to the Provost for final approval. Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of the following:
1. Specificity. Is the proposed work clear, concrete and achievable?
2. Significance. Will the proposed work result in significant and positive impact on students, faculty, external
constituents, or programs?
3. Effort. Is the work sufficiently extensive to warrant a grant?
Course/Program Development proposals are due on Monday, March 9, 2009. Proposal awardees will be announced to the campus soon after that date. Please address questions to Director of Teaching and Learning Ann Brunjes at x2435 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Modified: February 19, 2009