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Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning

Faculty and Staff Grants

In order to promote student engagement beyond the classroom, CIEL is offering four different grants for faculty and staff to enable the development of new and revised programs as well as collaboration between departments, offices, and academic and student affairs. See below for information about each grant. 

Priority will be given to grants in all categories that target Pell-eligible, transfer, underrepresented minority, and male students, the target groups of Experience by Design, and that propel the goals of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), including engaging more students beyond the classroom and encouraging reflection on beyond the classroom engagements.

 

Rolling Beyond the Classroom Faculty and Staff Grants

Purpose/Goals

  • Student engagement beyond the classroom in a course or program (tickets to a museum, event, transportation, funding for a speaker)
  • Reflection on that experience

Possible Recipients
Faculty and Staff involved in  4-year degree programs at UofSC Columbia and Palmetto College campuses.

Length of Grant
Engagement should be completed within the same academic year as one applies.

Possible Amounts
Up to $300

Grant Application Due
At least 4 weeks before engagement

Beyond the Classroom Departmental and Unit Grants

Purpose/Goals

  • Development of new program/curriculum or enhancement of an existing one that engages students beyond the classroom to contribute to departmental or unit learning outcomes
  • Reflection on engagements

Possible Recipients
Faculty and Staff involved in  4-year degree programs at UofSC Columbia and Palmetto College campuses.

Length of Grant
One calendar year to implement project.

Possible Amounts
Up to $3000 (summer salary possible)

Grant Application Due
February 4, 2022

Integrative and Experiential Learning Faculty/Staff Community of Practice

Purpose/Goals

  • Development or revision of a course or program that provides students with the opportunity to engage beyond the classroom
  • Reflection on that engagement.
  • Participate in a community of practice to provide and receive support while completing your grant project, discuss practices of integrative and experiential learning, and share how faculty and staff in the CoP support students in their respective programs or departments

Possible Recipients
Faculty involved in 4-year degree programs at UofSC Columbia and Palmetto College campuses
UofSC Columbia staff members who regularly work with students

Length of Grant
1 ½ calendar years in Community of Practice

Possible Amounts
$5000 (does not include summer salary for faculty)

Grant Application Due
November 19, 2021

Supporting Undergraduates through Integrative and Experiential Learning Grants

Purpose/Goals

  • Development, implementation, and assessment of instructional materials or approaches that integrate within and beyond the classroom experiences.

Possible Recipients
Full- time faculty and instructors from UofSC Columbia and Palmeto College Campus faculty who teach in 4-year degree programs, and who have completed or are currently completing the Integrative and Experiential Learning Certificate

Length of Grant
1 ½ calendar years to complete project

Possible Amounts
Up to $2000 (summer salary possible)

Grant Application Due
March 15, 2022

 

 


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