Intercultural Curriculum Development Grants

Call for Faculty Intercultural Curriculum Development Grant Proposals

2013-2014 Guidelines & Application

Due: Monday, March 10, 2014

The Dean of Faculty and The Center for Scholarship and Teaching are co-sponsoring faculty development grants for Intercultural Curriculum Development to members of the faculty who have completed an Intercultural Workshop offered by Intercultural Faculty Development or who have participated in Intercultural Experiences external to the College offerings. Faculty members who completed a Values Development Tagging workshop are also eligible.

A limited number of grants will be awarded to high-quality proposals intended to create intercultural, international, and diversity courses, to integrate more fully diversity and global concepts into existing courses, or to help aid the development of intercultural related programs.  Grants can be awarded to individuals, faculty working on interdisciplinary programs and courses, and to a group of faculty who meet the criteria.

Grants of up to $2000 will be awarded for the development of new courses focusing on intercultural issues.

Grants of up to $500 will be awarded for revising courses to include new intercultural material.

Grantees are expected to:
1) Develop a sound, feasible course development plan;
2) Develop a course proposal or course proposal changes to be reviewed by Academic Council, and/or other required committees (curriculum development grants) in October 2014
3) Attend an annual luncheon where grantees share their proposed curricular innovations.

Special attention will be given to proposals that develop potential ECIC (through new course offerings or by substantial revision of ECIC or previous general education courses) to meet new value development tagging requirements.  Consideration will be given to proposals that address classroom climate, include local off-campus excursions, or that link multicultural and global issues into a department’s curriculum. 

For more information contact Kimberly Lawler-Sagarin, Director of the Center for Scholarship and Teaching at x3202. Applications (see below) for Intercultural Curriculum Development Summer Grant are due Monday, March 1, 2014. The Director of the Center for Scholarship and Teaching and the Faculty Development Committee will review applications and make recommendations to the Dean. Award grant funding is through the Dean of Faculty’s office. Applications will be judged on quality of the proposed curricular innovation. The completed proposal should be submitted electronically to Kimberly Lawler-Sagarin (ksagarin@elmhurst.edu). 

To apply, follow the guidelines below.

Curriculum Development Grant Proposals

I. Cover Page:  The cover page should include:

  1. Project Title
  2. Name of Applicant(s) and Department(s) 
  3. Contact Information (phone ext., e-mail, campus box.)
  4. Total Amount Requested with Grant Program Name(s)
  5. Is this a proposed General Education course? (If so, which AoKs or Tags?)

II. Narrative:

  1. Briefly describe the course proposal or course proposal changes. Please include the current syllabus or a draft proposal of the course syllabus with your application.
  2. Please provide evidence of curricular change support for your proposal by the Department Chair, Program Director, and/or Dean of Faculty.
  3. Discuss specifically how the new course or changes to the course will enrich students’ intercultural learning.
  4. List the amounts and dates of your three most recent grant awards, if applicable.
  5. To which other source(s) are you also applying for grant support for this proposal?  

III. Budget: How do you plan to use the funds? Please list anticipated costs.

IV. Faculty Background:
When (and where) did you attend an Intercultural Workshop, Tagging Workshop and/or significant intercultural experiences, course work, etc.?

Successful applicants are expected to process the proposal through the formal course proposal approval process. Recipients will be expected to offer and teach the course if the course is approved.