Mini-grants should be used for an activity directly related to a class you are teaching. Examples of what the mini-grants can support include the following:
(1) honoraria for guest presenters,
(2) food and travel expenses for off-campus class visits (e.g., travel to an exhibit, performance, or site), and
(3) classroom materials that may not be covered by regular departmental funds.
The Center for Teaching's mandate is to encourage and promote teaching excellence among our faculty. To that end, the Center for Teaching provides competitive grants to faculty members for innovative pedagogical projects. We favor projects that promise a long-term impact on teaching and learning.
The Center for Teaching is pleased to announce a grant program specifically designed to support departments and programs working collaboratively to undertake significant curricular revision or other work that would benefit from time and space above and beyond regular department/program meetings.
Our Back to School Grants program gives faculty an opportunity to return to the classroom. In this program, faculty can request support to audit a colleague’s course. The goals of this program are as follows:
- To increase awareness of the learner’s experience
- To enhance reflection on teaching through engagement in a colleague’s classroom
- To develop new skills and interests that could complement one’s professional development