Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Innovation in Teaching & Learning Grants

Submit hard copy applications to the Provost Office (Administration Building)

Innovations in teaching and learning.

CSUMB’s Innovation in Teaching and Learning Grant Program is designed to support and enhance innovative approaches to teaching and learning with the goal of improving student learning and success. Projects should integrate one or more of the following approaches:

  • Innovative use of technology,
  • Efficiencies that allow faculty to maintain high-quality student-faculty contact demonstrating scalability and increasing student success,
  • Design changes informed by teaching and learning scholarship, improved assessment methods, curricular and student success innovations and best practice advances in student teaching and learning (see addendum for suggested resources), and
  • Increased emphasis, integration, and assessment of CSUMB’s Undergraduate Learning Outcomes.

Competitive proposals will be based on sound research findings and include substantive assessment plans that directly measure the impact of innovations on student learning. Preference will be given to projects that address large sections, multiple section courses, multiple courses or courses with high failure rates. We encourage faculty interested in submitting a proposal to consult TLA for guidance in the developing of assessment plans, as well as for resources regarding best practices teaching and learning research, and for technologies that can serve project goals.

Innovation Grants are available to all CSUMB faculty, including tenure-line, lecturers, full-time and part-time. Grants are open to past recipients, for either continuation of previously funded work or new projects. Applicants should consult with their department chair before embarking on this work, especially in the case of new proposals. Lecturers not yet on full-time contracts should accompany their applications with a support letter from their dean. Receipt of a grant is not a guarantee of a specific course assignment.