Curriculum Development Faculty Grants

The Curriculum Development Faculty Grants provide support to implement curricular changes that prepare students to enter the workforce as technically savvy, innovative, flexible and real-world-ready employees. This award supports the planning, development, and execution of new sustainable curriculum/instruction with the purpose of infusing one or more of the following skill sets into undergraduate student curriculum: creativity, entrepreneurial-mindset, leadership, innovation or design thinking.

Full-time tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure track faculty in CEC or CASB may request up to $3,000.  There are few constraints on the type of activity proposed, only that it is experiential in nature, is clearly linked to one of the five focus areas, and is instituted in a course during the award cycle. The full guidelines can be found below:

Curriculum Development Grant Guidelines and Proposal Template 2018-19

A letter of intent is due to the CERTI office (207 Norwood Hall, or certi@mst.edu) by March 30, 2018. 

The full proposal is due to the CERTI office by May 18, 2018. 

 


The funded proposals for the 2017-2018 award cycle are:

  • “Development of a Self-Guided Arduino Module for Introduction to Engineering Design,” Jillian Schmidt, assistant teaching professor, mechanical engineering, $3,000.
  • “Design and Innovation in the Biological Sciences,” Julie Semon, assistant professor, biological sciences, $3,000. 

Results of this research will be shared with the campus at the Missouri S&T Teaching and Learning Technology Conference in March 2018. 

 

All full-time tenured, tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty with appointments in the College of Engineering and Computing, or the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business may apply.

These grants provide support to further facilitate learning opportunities in the classroom that prepare students to enter the workforce as technically savvy, innovative, flexible and real-world-ready employees.

This award supports the planning, development, and execution of new sustainable curriculum/instruction with the purpose of infusing entrepreneurial mindset, innovation, creativity, design thinking and/or leadership practices directly into undergraduate student experiences.  Projects need to be assessed with clear objectives and outcomes relative to the course being developed or modified.

Team projects within disciplines or across disciplines are welcomed and encouraged.

There are few constraints on the type of activity proposed, only that is is experiential in nature, is clearly linked to at least one of the five areas (entrepreneurial mindset, innovation, creativity, design thinking, leadership), and is instituted in a course during the grant period, which is three to four semesters. Study abroad courses are excluded from this grant. 

Individual awards will range from $1,000-$3,000 depending on the scope of the activity. 

Funds may be used for project-related travel expenses, as well as costs related to presenting and publishing results of educational curriculum projects; TA or GTA support; materials and supplies, etc.

Award sizes must directly align with proposed award description. 

During the award period, the proposed/developed activity for infusing hands-on entrepreneurial mindset, creativity, innovation, design thinking and/or leadership practices in the classroom or outside the traditional classroom must be executed.

A verbal mid-term update will be given to members of the CERTI Committee and Pathways to Innovation Team.

At the end of the award period, awardees will report lessons learned in a campus faculty forum, such as a CERTI-sponsored event or the Teaching and Learning Technology conference. 

Faculty are strongly encouraged to pilot activity before full execution.

Collaboration among faculty is also encouraged (on campus, within the UM System, or with external colleagues).

All projects must include assessment of the experiential activities and curriculum.

Faculty are strongly encouraged to publish and/or present in non-campus venues (regional/national conferences, workshops, etc.)

Experiential activities and curriculum that include one or more of the following topics:

All projects must include assessment of the experiential activities and curriculum.

Submit a letter of intent to the CERTI office by mail (207 Norwood Hall) or email (certi@mst.edu), by March 30, 2018.

Submit a proposal of up to 8 pages to the CERTI office on or before May 18, 2018.

The proposal should include: (see also the prop

  • Cover sheet and general information (1-2 pages): date, PI Name, name(s) of Co-PI(s), contact information, academic rank, course details, department affiliation, proposal title, department head signatures, and total amount requested
  • Proposal body (max 4 pages): Abstract (100 words), course description, course objectives, project purpose, significance of project, learning outcomes, activity objectives, assessments, timeline, deliverables, impact of results
  • References (max 1 page)
  • Budget and budget justification (max 1 page): list of budget items and amounts, line item justification

Proposals may be returned without review for failure to conform to proposal structure, poor grammar and spelling.

For more information: Curriculum Development Grant Guidelines and Proposal Template 2018-19

The proposals will be reviewed by members of the Pathways to Innovation Team and CERTI Committee. Go to the Curriculum Development Faculty Grant Evaluation Rubric for more information.

The final report is due to the CERTI office by Dec. 23, 2019, and will consist of the following:

  • Cover sheet
  • Summary
  • Purpose of project
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Conclusion

Go to Curriculum Development Grant Final Report for more information.