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The Center for Faculty Development announces Teaching Innovation Mini-Grants. The CFD will award four mini-grants of $300 to USM teaching faculty to support innovation in the classroom. The application will describe how specific teaching strategies or experiences will motivate and ignite student engagement to improve learning outcomes in the classroom. The funds may be used for materials or services that support strategies including modalities to guide a course lesson plan, to assess student learning, to develop class materials, to support a guest speaker, etc. We encourage faculty to think outside the box and consider cutting edge pedagogical ideas for the classroom.

Eligibility & Requirements

Preference will be given to faculty members who have actively utilized opportunities for faculty development from the Center for Faculty Development programs (e.g., Teaching Forums, ACUE Faculty Development Institute, Innovative Teaching in the New Academic Calendar workshop) or engaged in other efforts to enhance their instructional skills (e.g. Service Learning Designation, unit level workshops).

Grant recipients will present in a workshop in the CFD in spring 2020 on the implementation of the described classroom strategy or experience.

Submission Deadline

The application submission date is September 6, 2019. Awards will be announced September 13, 2019.

Application Requirements

  • Course number(s) and title(s)
  • Anticipated number of students impacted
  • Brief statement of participation in the Center for Faculty Development or other efforts to enhance instructional skills.
  • Description of strategy of experience to be supported by Teaching Innovation Mini-Grant and timeline for implementation.
  • Description of anticipated impact in the classroom and how the impact will be assessed.
  • Agreement to collaborate with mini-grant recipients to lead CFD Teaching Forum on the describe classroom strategy or experience


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