A friendly reminder to faculty: Instructional Development Fund proposals are due in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center, April 15.
Instructional Development Fund (IDF) grants fall into one of two categories: Direct Course Enhancement; and Diversity/International Projects. Guidelines and application forms may be found on the CFE website.
Instructional Development Fund: Direct Course Enhancement. The main objective of this fund is to improve qualitatively the content and/or methods of instruction in existing or proposed courses. The fund intends to encourage faculty members to respond to specific academic needs by refining or updating teaching skills, cultivating expertise, or developing innovative instructional materials and resources that contribute to an improved and more current curriculum.
Instructional Development Fund: Diversity/International Projects. Applicants should keep in mind the institutional goal to increase diversity programming and be aware of IC’s intention to improve efforts in educating global citizens.
Priority will be given to individuals who have not received an IDF grant in the past two years. Consideration will only be given to complete applications.
Please consult the checklist at the end of the proposal form. Proposers are encouraged to discuss rough drafts with an IDF Committee member. A complete list of members can be found on the CFE website.