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The Call for Applications for AY19-20 is open on October 1, 2019.  Click here for a PDF flyer. 

Grants Overview:

Cuyahoga Community College supports faculty innovation and encourages the experimentation and adoption of new practices and technologies in a number of ways.  The College has offered the Instructional Professional Development (IPD) Grant and the Tech Mini Grant for faculty to implement innovative strategies, techniques, and technology in their classrooms.  Based on faculty feedback, these internal grants that support innovation have been redesigned to encourage a more streamlined process for faculty.

Beginning fall 2018, the IPD and Tech Mini Grant was combined into one grant, now known as the Faculty Innovation Grant (FIG) and is open to all full-time faculty, part-time faculty and program managers. The amount of available funding and types of work supported remains unchanged, but applicants can now focus on the development, implementation and sharing of their instructional innovation rather than managing multiple grant applications in a single academic year.  Additionally, the Tri-C Foundation developed the Learning and Teaching Excellence Mini-Grant Program (LTE) that is available for all full-time faculty, part-time faculty, and program managers who propose projects that fill a short-term need for our students and has a direct connection to the College’s Strategic Plan to promote Access, Equity and Success.

Faculty Innovation Grant (FIG)

  • Description: The new Faculty Innovation Grant (FIG) replaced the former IPD and Tech Mini-grant processes
  • Uses:  Support for faculty to design and implement new tools, resources, or techniques in their classroom (or virtual classroom) to enhance instruction and increase student learning outcomes
  • Eligibility:  All full-time faculty, part-time faculty and program managers
  • Application:  Click here to complete the electronic application. Click here for the rubric used to evaluate grant applications
  • Application Notes: Use Chrome to submit the proposal to ensure ease of use. Draft your application outside the browser in a text document and then copy and paste as needed. Save a copy for your records. If you do not receive confirmation of your submission within 48 hours, contact the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs. 
  • Timeline:  Applications due October 31 yearly.
    • Call for Applications: October 1
    • Applications Due: October 31
    • Campus Committee Review: November 1 – November 15
    • Recommendation to Dean and Campus President: November 15
    • Awardees Notified: November 20
    • Purchases Complete: December 15
    • FIG Reflection Due: June 30
  • Review process:  Campus based committee using a common rubric to evaluate the grant applications, including:
    • Assistant Dean, Learning & Engagement (Co-chair)
    • *FT Faculty (Co-Chair)
    • *2 FT Faculty Members – Recommended by Faculty Senate
    • *1 PT Faculty Member – Recommended by Adjunct Services or an Associate Dean
    • Adjunct Services Manager
    • CLE Team Member
    • Learning Commons and/or ITS Staff (technology liaison)
    • *Faculty members cannot serve on committee if they are applying
  • Questions: Contact the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at your campus

Learning and Teaching Excellence Mini Grant Program (LTE)

  • Description: The goal of this grant program is to support program development and enhancement, and increase student support services that increase classroom success, accelerate students’ ability to demonstrate workplace preparedness and facilitate job placement and career counseling.
  • Uses: Short-term classroom and course related needs, student experiential field trips and lecture series, program development and enhancement
  • Application: Click here to download fillable PDF application. Email completed application to Kate.McDade@tri-c.edu
  • Eligibility:  All full-time faculty, part-time faculty and program managers
  • Timeline:  Rolling applications accepted until annual funding is exhausted
  • Review process: A review committee will make recommendations for funding
  • Questions: Contact Kate McDade at x4710 or Kate.McDade@tri-c.edu

How to Write a Grant Training

  • Need help developing your grant proposal? Attend one of the four grant writing workshops at each campus.
  • Register in TEC by searching FDEV6083. The workshop is eligible for 1 SEU towards the Adjunct Stipend Program or 1 Service Credit.
  • Questions: Contact Rebecca Stolzman at x4713 or Rebecca.Stolzman@tri-c.edu
  • How to Write a Grant Campus Trainings:
    • Tuesday, October 22
      Metropolitan Campus, MLA 113
      2:30 – 4:00 pm
    • Thursday, October 24
      Western Campus, room TBA
      2:30 – 4:00 pm
    • Monday, October 28
      Eastern Campus, EMHC 100
      2:30 – 4:00 pm
    • Tuesday, October 29
      Westshore Campus, SLT 221
      2:30 – 4:00 pm

Previous Grant Awardees:

Congratulations to the faculty who were awarded the AY 18-19 Faculty Innovation Grant (FIG) and Learning and Teaching Excellence Grant (LTE)! The FIG grant was designed to provide support for full-time and adjunct faculty to design and implement new tools, resources, or techniques in their classroom (or virtual classroom) to enhance instruction and increase student learning outcomes.  Click here for the list of FIG awardees. Additionally, the Tri-C Foundation developed the LTE grant to help faculty fund projects that fill a short-term need for our students and has a direct connection to the College’s Strategic Plan to promote Access, Equity and Success.  Click here for the list of LTE awardees.

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