Faculty Course Development and Grant Opportunities
Support for Innovation
Recommendation 1.7 The University will establish grants and other incentives for curricular and student success innovation in order to support additional initiatives to improve student success.
These grants could be awarded to colleges, departments and other units through a request for proposal process and then an evaluation-by-committee process like that formerly used for the Summer Grants for the Improvement of Instruction. Initially, the priority should be on Historically Difficult Courses. Ongoing support for initiatives that show an impact through assessment should be built into the process. Awardees would be expected to share the results of their projects through the Student Success Center.
Recommendation 2.13 Administrative initiatives and departmental and faculty incentives will be implemented to redesign historically difficult courses.
Redesign takes many forms and can be applied to a variety of scenarios. These initiatives may or may not involve a request-for-proposal process depending on the breadth of the redesign, whether or not the ideas are piloted in advance, and the resources required for the redesign.