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USCreativity Competitions

For Students

FYRE Question Contest

The First Year Reading Experience Question Contest was designed to help first-year students think creatively and critically about the world around them. This contest will challenge students to work together to generate ideas and solve problems by asking meaningful questions.

Interested groups of students should submit a written proposal following the 3-step framework (Why, What If, and How) outlined in A More Beautiful Question.

Learn more about the FYRE Question Contest.


For Faculty

USCreativity Innovation Grants

The Center for Teaching Excellence is pleased to support the USCreativity initiative and invite full-time faculty to submit proposals for grants to fund teaching and learning innovations, curriculum and instructional development and creativity in experiential learning. Creativity is considered a crucial skill for 21stcentury learners. It is an important aspect of learning in higher education, as it is necessary to guide learners to more effectively use resources to develop knowledge and skills and solve problems in a culture that is more multidisciplinary, global, social, cooperative, and connected (Gibson, 2010) along with rapidly changing technological innovations (Livingston, 2010).

Learn more about USCreativity Innovation Grants.