Missouri State University

Learning Awards & Funding Opportunities

Curriculum Innovation Research Projects

General Purpose and Scope:

Each academic year the FCTL Advisory Council provides funding opportunities to support faculty activities that lead to improvements in teaching and learning practices.

A Call for Proposals is held during Fall semester. Results of these projects should demonstrate measurable outcomes that directly contribute to student learning at Missouri State University.

The goal of Curriculum Innovation Research Project should be transformational in nature and also have the potential for the teaching and learning practices explored during the project to be to be examined and applied to other disciplines.

For more information contact the FCTL@MissouriState.edu

2015 Curriculum Innovation Research Funding

These mini-grants provide support for faculty projects that lead to improvements in the quality of instruction and new or innovative teaching and learning practices. Results should demonstrate measurable outcomes that will directly contribute to student learning at Missouri State University. These projects should be transformational in nature and have the potential for application in other disciplines. During 2015, priority will be given for projects that incorporate one or more of the following:

  • Instructional practices that promote deep learning
  • Collaborative projects that include multiple faculty and courses within and/or between departments
  • Support for quality of instruction offered by per-course faculty, including collaborative efforts between full-time and part-time faculty

FCTL will award up to $5000 for selected projects. Awards will be for projects and activities conducted during the 2015 spring semester. Successful recipients of these awards will be invited to attend an implementation and evaluation planning workshop hosted by the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning. Recipients will be expected to do a formal presentation of the project and results at the Showcase on Teaching and Learning held August 12, 2015, and submit a final project report by August 31, 2015.

Any faculty member is eligible to apply for funding for Curriculum Innovation Research Projects. Per course instructors and adjuncts can submit an application as long as they collaborate on the project with at least one full time faculty member. Faculty members will not be funded for more than one project per funding cycle.

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Submission deadline

Curriculum Innovation proposals should be submitted electronically to the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning no later than November 7, 2014. Proposals will be reviewed by the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee. Award recipients will be notified in November.