NEW 2017-2018 GRANT CALLS: To all teaching faculty, we encourage you to apply for the grant that meets your needs.
TEACHING for INNOVATION grants of $3000 each will assist faculty with course design / redesign, integrating active learning and engagement pedagogies. Faculty teaching in core courses necessary for student progression are especially encouraged to apply. Successful proposals will explicitly incorporate active and engaged learning strategies, model design for accessibility, and embed formative assessments to promote student retention and enhance progression towards a degree, consistent with Vol Vision Strategic Priorities. Visit http://tenntlc.utk.edu/teaching-for-innovation-2/ for further information. We appreciate the colleges for their support of this grant program.
TEACHING for IMPACT grant program supports faculty in using best practices to enhance undergraduate education, with a focus on supporting improved student learning. Grants of $500 each enroll faculty in a program that will assist them–through a focused one-time training–in incorporating a few simple active learning and student learning strategies into their courses. Teachers of undergraduate general education courses and large enrollment courses are especially encouraged to apply. Visit http://tenntlc.utk.edu/teaching-for-impact/ for further information
All requests related to experiential learning course design / redesign should be directed to the recent EXPERIENCE LEARNING grant call: http://experiencelearning.utk.edu/faculty-development-grants/
“The Experience Learning Faculty Development grant program seeks to support and assist faculty members, academic departments, and colleges with the initial or enhanced implementation of experiential learning within their programs and curricula. The purpose of these grants is to strengthen the design and implementation of academic courses and curricular opportunities incorporating one or more of the 12 types of experiential learning identified in our university’s Quality Enhancement Plan.”