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Center for Teaching Excellence


Grants

Spring 2018 Grants

Application Deadline for all Spring Grants: April 15, 2018

The Center for Teaching Excellence offers teaching innovation grants designed to provide resources and support for faculty who are interested in exploring new and cutting-edge approaches in their teaching in ways that promise to enhance student learning. This spring, CTE is offering 3 grant opportunities.

The 3Ds Bootcamp: Design, Develop, and Deliver an Online Course grant will help faculty learn to develop an online course using best practices in the field of Distributed Learning (DL). A one-week hands-on intensive workshop will equip you with the skills you need to launch a top-notch online course. After the week of training, you’ll continue collaborating with your DL coach to finish building a high quality online course. Enrollees will be eligible to receive a total of $2,000. Any faculty member or adjunct instructor at USC Columbia or the Palmetto College campuses is eligible to apply. Apply

Co-sponsored with the Office of the Provost, the goal of the Innovative Pedagogy grants is to invest in the continuous quality improvement of courses taught by faculty who provide students with exemplary, highly engaging courses, offered either in an online, blended, or traditional format. Grant proposals can address initiatives such as active learning/flipped, diversity and inclusive teaching, technical integration, and experiential or integrative learning just to name a few of the possibilities. Proposals are eligible for stipends ranging from $1,500 to $1,800. Any full-time faculty member at USC Columbia or the Palmetto Campuses  is eligible to apply. Apply

Graduate Teaching Assistants are invited to submit proposals for the development of instructional materials, modules, cross-curriculum assessments or other resources that will enhance the quality and depth of undergraduate student learning at the University of South Carolina. The GTA Teaching Resource Development grant proposal’s objective may serve a particular program, department, or college, or a particular course or curriculum learning outcome. The resource(s) to be developed will be chosen by the grantee, designed to be incorporated into a specific course or curriculum, capable of application and transformation into an array of disciplines and/or student learning levels, and shared with CTE for broad distribution. Awards are of a $500 stipend supplement for project development. Apply