Guidelines Governing CTE Grants

  1. Proposals are limited to 4 double-spaced pages.
  2. CTE Faculty Development Grants are awarded only to full-time, tenured or tenure-track continuing faculty members. If a recipient fails to sign his or her contract with the university for the following academic year, the grant will automatically be revoked.
  3. Work on the project must be completed during the summer of 2006, or during the 2006-2007 academic year. Awardees are expected to complete a final report to the CTE, summarizing the outcomes of the project. Instructions for completing the final report will be mailed to award recipients. In addition, awardees will share their results with LMU faculty in an oral presentation given in The Center for Teaching Excellence.
  4. Grants are awarded for the sum of $4000 per project. Eighty percent of the grant amount ($3200) will be awarded at the beginning of the grant period; the remaining 20% ($800) will be awarded upon receipt of the final report and oral presentation of the project in the Center for Teaching Excellence.
  5. If the proposal has more than one author, the sum of $4000 will be divided equally among all applicants.
  6. Grants are intended to support such projects as, but are not limited to:
    • application of innovative instructional methods to be used in a course
    • exploration of new or different means of assessing learning in a course
    • development of team-teaching strategies within a course
    • integration of new technologies into a course, but only if they are part of broader pedagogical strategy
    • development of a new course, but only if the course contains significant pedagogical innovations.
  7. Grants are normally not made for items such as computer software, web page design, or equipment. Monies for these items are available from other university sources.
  8. Grants are not awarded for innovations within a program.
  9. There are no restrictions on additional funding given to faculty for other projects during the grant period. However, faculty may not receive funding from other sources for the specific project proposed in the grant application to CTE.
  10. Faculty may not receive funding from CTE grants for two consecutive years.
  11. Reviews of the grant applications by the Committee on Excellence in Teaching will be blind. Names and departments of applicants will be removed before the proposals are evaluated by the committee. Thus, applicants should include their names only on the cover sheet of the proposal.
  12. Proposals should contain language that is understandable to faculty colleagues in a wide variety of disciplines. Thus, the use of jargon should be avoided.
  13. The committee assumes that the applicant is already familiar with the problem or innovation on which the project focuses. Thus, the proposal should be a specific formulation of a problem where the applicant has already researched the relevant background literature.
  14. Proposals should carefully follow the "Outline of Project Description" contained in these documents.
  15. Proposals received by the Director after the due date listed on the grant calendar page will not be considered for an award.
  16. Copies of all of the forms needed for submitting a grant will also be on line on the CTE web site.
  17. A selection of final reports of previously funded grants is available for perusal, and may be used as a guide. Please contact the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence for access to these.
  18. Proposals are due to your Chair, Dean, and Dr. R. Patricia Walsh, Director, Center for Teaching Excellence (Suite 3000) by February 17, 2006.