What faculty are saying about the Curriculum Innovation Mini-Grants:
Holly Holladay – MJF; COAL
Award: Camtasia (1 year license), USB Microphone
” . . . it's been relatively quick to create my 20-minute lectures, and very fast to do my weekly updates since they're all in one take . . . It has made such a difference in the quality of my course content, and I'll be able to use the videos I'm recording now for classes this summer.”
Damon Bassett – GGP; CNAS
Award: Digital Camera and GoPro HERO9
“ . . . developing virtual field experiences, [the] desire to provide better online experiences for students, we quickly realized that these tools could be used to make the geosciences more accessible as well.”
Kayla Lewis – RFT, COE
Award: Wacom Tablet and Document Camera
“ . . . so helpful in my teaching!”
There is now additional funding available for Curriculum innovation mini-grants. Awards are limited up to $1,200 per grant application.
Curriculum innovation mini-grants support faculty with ‘pivoting’ their courses during the ongoing Coronavirus. Applicants must complete an application indicating:
- What one change do you want to make to your course? i.e., better engage students with the content, create more engaging video lectures, determine better strategies for blended instruction.
- What do you think might help you with this change? i.e., document camera or other video equipment, digital tools that will engage students, not sure.
- How will you know if you were successful in creating this change? i.e., I will see better scores, I will have more engaging course materials online, my students will be more satisfied with their learning experience.
Mini-Grants are one-time funding and faculty should consider ongoing costs such as annual subscription services.Applications will be considered until the funding is depleted.