Augusta University’s Division of Instruction and Innovation invites faculty members to submit grant applications to benefit from the Education Innovation Fund, and the deadline is swiftly approaching.
The EIF has been established as part of Augusta University’s Quality Enhancement Plan, Learning by Doing. Faculty can apply for grants up to $2,000 to support experiential learning opportunities in an undergraduate course. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25.
According to the Division of Instruction and Innovation, experiential learning “is broadly defined and includes various methods of active learning pedagogy such as (but not limited to) team-based projects, fieldwork, teaching content, research, product development, and service-learning.”
While the EIF grants were created to increase experiential learning opportunities for undergrads overall, they also exist to assist the creation of more upper-level classes for the QEP Certificate of Leadership.
To be eligible for funding, applicants must be an AU faculty member assigned to teach the course to which the grant will be applied. Faculty must also include two of the QEP Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) within the course they discuss in their proposal. These SLOs include communication, leadership, professionalism, and teamwork. Nine- and 12-month faculty are eligible but must be scheduled to return to AU for Fall 2021.
To submit, faculty should email the proposal, budget and statement of support within a single PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. The subject line should be EIF Grant Proposal. Proposals will be evaluated based on clarity, creativity of learning strategies, sustainable learning strategy approach, justification of budget, and incorporation of SLOs.
Grant awards will be announced on Friday, Oct. 9.
Find out more about the EIF grant proposals, by contacting Aisling Reigle or calling 706-737-1878.