Grants for New Undergrad Courses: March 17 Deadline

As part of the 21st Century Project for the Undergraduate Experience, the Council of Undergraduate Deans is eager to promote innovation in the undergraduate curriculum. Consequently, the Council of Undergraduate Deans invites proposals for new courses that would be designed to enhance the educational experience of the students in the four undergraduate schools.

We welcome a broad range of proposals, and we are especially eager to receive those that would do one or more of the following: (a) enhance research opportunities for undergraduates; (b) promote the quantitative skills of undergraduates; (c) promote innovative courses in the residences, especially those initiated by students themselves; (d) foster cross-school educational opportunities; (e) promote students' working on common projects in groups.

Funding will be provided to help with the initial construction of the courses. Requests may be made for release time for course development, graduate assistance in course construction and teaching assistance the first term the course is offered, and some equipment and supplies. The goal of funding is to support course development, not to provide money for the ongoing routine expenses of instruction. Those courses which are especially successful as models would be the basis of future expansion and could anticipate additional funding in subsequent years. The maximum amount to be awarded will be $20,000, with the intention that the amount would support the offering of the course for two years.

Proposals should be submitted to the Council of Undergraduate Deans, Office of the Provost, by March 17, 1997.

-- The Council of Undergraduate Deans


Volume 43 Number 21
February 11, 1997

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