Academic Innovation Grant

Slippery Rock University and the Center for Teaching and Learning is continuing to support a mini-grant program encouraging faculty to submit proposals detailing plans for discoveries in teaching and learning. Specifically, faculty interested in possible support for attending a conference, class, workshop, etc. focusing on a particular instructional inquiry should apply. Imagined as a reciprocal program, the mini-grant asks funded faculty members to return to campus and share acquired knowledge with the Slippery Rock teaching community in the form of a public presentation as part of the Teaching Conversation program, and a short written narrative to be shared with the Center support. Faculty pursuing further public discussion of their teaching through implementation and assessment and publication in scholarship of teaching and learning research journals will receive an additional modest honorarium, and will be recognized with a certificate for this scholarship of teaching and learning success.

This program is not intended to support faculty already planning to give presentations at conferences. However, proposals may be considered that can clearly demonstrate that a faculty member already presenting will also be investigating a specific teaching question integral to the conference, and beyond his or her own session. Selected recipients may be honored with the full or partial grant amount.

The Center for Teaching and Learning will award a maximum of $1,000 each semester (including summer).

NOTE: Preference will be given to those individuals who have not received an Academic Innovations Mini-Grant in the past, and who plan on attending one of the sponsored conferences listed below. All applications will be reviewed on the quality of the narrative, benefit to student learning, impact on teaching, relevance, and professional merit.

DEADLINES:

  • For Spring conferences - December 1, 2017
  • For Summer conferences - April 1, 2018
  • For Fall conferences - May 1, 2018

Click here to apply!