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Teaching Innovation

Teaching Innovation Grants are intended to promote excellence in teaching through the development of innovative instructional methods, new methods of assessing learning or the redesign or courses using technology.

Gabriel Cutrufello, professor of professional writing

How to apply for a Teaching Innovation Grant

  • Funding Information

    Funding Information

    Projects may be funded up to $1500 for individual faculty and more for faculty teams.  The spirit of the grant is to provide faculty the opportunity to test new ideas and assess the impact. If the idea is successful and faculty wish to continue using the new approach, faculty should request that the necessary funding be built into a department's operating budget. Funds are not to be used for materials more rightly funded by another source, such as departmental equipment or standard laboratory supplies and excludes funding for labor. 

  • Application Process and Timeline

    Application Process and Timeline

    All faculty members at York College of Pennsylvania may apply for a Teaching Innovation Grant.  Please complete the online application form.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the available funds are expended.  Allow two weeks for the grant review process. Contact ctl@ycp.edu for more details.

  • Proposal Criteria

    Proposal Criteria

    Each Teaching Innovation Grant proposal should include the following information:

    • Participant information: name, department, and contact information.  If you will work collaboratively or lead a group of faculty, provide your colleagues' information as well.
    • Abstract: project title and an abstract suitable for public distribution and sharing on the website
    • Project significance: state the learning goals and needs this project is addressing
    • Project plan & timeline: identify the methods you will use, the resources you need, and a timeline for project completion
    • Budget worksheet: provide an itemized budget that specifies all anticipated expenses for the proposed project
    • Assessment plan: description of an assessment plan that measures the impact of the innovation project on student learning
  • Selection Criteria

    Selection Criteria

    Grant applications are reviewed by members of the Faculty Development Projects and Resources Committee.

    • Problem/need: the degree to which the project or course design/redesign addresses a significant pedagogical need and its likelihood of success in addressing the need specified
    • Teaching innovation and use of active learning strategies: the degree to which the approaches are innovative for the individual, the department, or the field, and are pedagogically sound; and the degree in which active learning strategies are planned to be implemented
    • Potential impact: the potential that the project has for enhancing student engagement, active learning, meeting learning outcomes and increasing student success in multiple disciplines, as well as the plan for sharing what is learned
    • Evaluation: the effectiveness of the proposed evaluation process in assessing the impact of the project on student learning
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