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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 to enable the development of new and revised programs, as well as collaboration between departments, offices, academic units, and student affairs.

Priority will be given to grant applications that align with the university’s quality enhancement plan (Experience by Design) goals and/or target populations. Those goals include engaging more students in experiences beyond the classroom and encouraging students to reflect on their experiences. Target populations include Pell-grant eligible, transfer, underrepresented minority, and male students.

Beyond the Classroom Departmental and Unit Grants

Up to $3000 to build a new program, or enhance an existing one, that engages students beyond the classroom and contributes to departmental or unit learning outcomes.

Supporting Undergraduates through Integrative and Experiential Learning Grants

Up to $2000 for participants or graduates of the Center for Teaching Excellence's Experiential Learning Certificate, for the development, implementation, and assessment of instructional materials or approaches that integrate within and beyond the classroom experiences.

Rolling Beyond the Classroom Grants

Up to $300 to create one time beyond the classroom experiences for students in courses or programs, e.g. tickets to a museum, event, transportation, funding for a speaker.  

Integrative and Experiential Learning Community of Practice Grants

Up to $5000 to develop or revise a course or program that provides students with the opportunity to engage in beyond the classroom experiences. 

Grantees participate in a community of practice to provide and receive support while completing their grant project, discuss practices of integrative and experiential learning, and share how faculty and staff in the CoP support students in their respective programs and departments.

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