Curriculum Innovation Funding

2019-2020 Submission Deadline October 31, 2019

The FCTL Advisory Council is soliciting proposals for the creation or improvement of student learning experiences at Missouri State University. Proposal types that will be considered are:

  1. Creating high-impact practices that enhance student learning.
    High-impact practices, or HIPs are active learning teaching practices that promote deep learning and student engagement as measured by the National Survey on Student Engagement (NSSE).  The FCTL Advisory Council is interested in proposals that will create these experiences, particularly those that emphasize HIPs in online education and sustainability in the curriculum.
  2. Integrating diversity and multicultural practices in teaching and learning.
    The FCTL Advisory Council is interested in proposals that emphasize inclusive teaching that ensures all students can fully participate in the learning process and make multicultural perspectives and contributions a part of the curriculum and classroom experience.

These two categories are in support of strategic goals and priorities outlined in the university’s 2016-2021 Long-Range Plan and the Action Plan for 2019-2020. Interested faculty can contact the for additional information on these practices.

Available Funding

Curriculum Innovation Awards will provide funding of up to $4,000. An itemized budget summary of projected expenses is part of the application process.  Budgets smaller than the $4,000 award limit are encouraged.


Any faculty member is eligible to apply.  Faculty may apply individually or as a team of faculty. Per course instructors and adjuncts can submit a proposal as long as they collaborate with at least one full-time faculty member. Faculty members will not be funded for more than one project per funding cycle.

Application Process and Deadlines

Proposals should include:

  1. Summary with research question or goal statement (whichever is most appropriate for your proposal.
  2. Learning outcomes and a description of the practices or methodologies you will be utilizing.
  3. Narrative of course deliverables or what will be produced through this funding. Proposals must describe how high-impact practices or diversity will be implemented into your teaching. As appropriate proposals should also discuss considerations for making deliverables available to all students regardless of ability or physical location.
  4. Assessment plan describing how student learning from these activities will be assessed or how the proposed project will be evaluated.
  5. An itemized budget summary of projected expenses.  Budgets smaller than the $4,000 award limit are encouraged.  Applicants are encouraged to utilize departmental resources as feasible; submitting for items critical to the success of the project.

Curriculum Innovation proposals should be submitted electronically to the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning. Please include in the subject line of your email: CI Proposal_“your last name” and email to
Proposals should be submitted no later than October 31, 2019.

Sharing Results and Outcomes

Successful recipients are expected to share the results of their project through an interactive poster session or a faculty presentation presented at Showcase on Teaching and Learning. This event is held annual in August, the week prior to the start of fall semester. Curriculum Innovation recipients should present within three years of receiving the award.

Download application and proposal template
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Download Budget Summary Form
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Application Review Process and Evaluation Criteria

Proposals will be reviewed by the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Council.  Award recipients will be notified by the middle of November, 2019.

The attached Evaluation Rubric details the criteria that will be used to award Curriculum Innovation projects.

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