The Division of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning invites proposals for the second cohort of funded programs in its Curriculum Redesign Initiative, funded by the Teagle Foundation. The initiative supports departments' efforts to transform their curricula in meaningful ways to facilitate undergraduate student success. Rather than funding individual faculty members or courses, it is meant to assist collaborative efforts that cut across the major We encourage proposals from departments with significant curricular revision goals, but also welcome enquiries from departments that are just starting on the road to redesign. Proposals may be funded up to $10,000. Programs interested in developing proposals should contact Trevor Getz (firstname.lastname@example.org), Professor of History and Director of Special Programs, DUEAP.
Proposals should be sent to College Associate Deans by April 15, 2016; they will be evaluated by an interdisciplinary faculty committee drawn from the first cohort of funded programs. Successful programs will be notified by May 15, 2016.
In five to seven pages, proposals should address the following questions:
- Why would curriculum redesign benefit undergraduates in your program at this stage?
- What goals for student learning would your curriculum redesign hope to achieve, and how will you assess their achievement?
- What specific issues or observed challenges (i.e., curricular coherence, course bottlenecks, student retention or academic progress) would this curriculum redesign aim to address, and how?
- What support would enable your program to undertake this curriculum redesign? (Include a rough budget)
- How many faculty members in your program would be involved in the redesign project, and what would be the extent and nature of their involvement?
- What indicators would determine the success of your curriculum redesign?
- Is your program willing to participate in a campus-wide community of practice to share the process and results of your redesign project?