Learning Enhancement Grants

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) is offering faculty and staff awards of up to $5,000 to improve quality and productivity in learning and teaching in a course or program. Projects that strongly enhance student learning and have a demonstrable impact receive priority consideration. Proposals should address relevance to the University Strategic Plan Funds awarded in spring and are for the following academic year.  All part-time and tenure-track faculty and staff may apply. Graduate students employed as Teaching Associates (TAs) are not eligible, but they are encouraged to advise their deans, chairs, and sponsoring faculty about materials, supplies, and services they believe would enhance classroom instruction.

The committee encourages all proposals that will make a long-term, wide-ranging or targeted impact of a single course or within a department or across campus with or without an instructional technology component. CELT is interested in projects that redesign a course, program, or curriculum. Successful proposals will articulate the expected improvement of student learning with reference to current pedagogical thought—whether via reference to scholarly pedagogical literature or by framing within proven successful programs/initiatives, such as the AAC&U LEAP High-Impact Practices, Universal Design for Learning, the CSU Chancellor’s Office Scholarly Teaching ideals, the CSU Chico Rubric for Online Instruction, or the Catalyst Quality Online Learning and Teaching program. Another source for ideas is the CSU Institute for Teaching and Learning. Other pedagogical resources may also be used.