March 7, 2018

Curriculum Impact Grants

The George Features Impact Grants: 

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2017-2018 Curriculum Impact Grants

2018-2019 Curriculum Impact Grants


Information for Curriculum Impact Grant Proposals

The Curriculum Impact Grant proposal cycle for Spring 2018 is currently closed.  Instructions for future proposals can be found below.

For consideration for the curriculum impact grant, please provide all of the following as a single PDF file, including each item in the order that they appear in the list below.  The PDF should be submitted along with a project name and the name of the project team members by the appropriate deadline (TBA).  Additional instructions including where to submit proposals will be provided prior to each deadline. A template is required for several sections of the proposal and can be downloaded in .xlsx format then included in your PDF proposal.

  1. Narrative (4 Pages total)
    -Overview: Describe your module of two or more scaffolded courses; include the units involved, the faculty involved with their roles with the team, the scope of the curriculum project, and the goals for the year of funding this grant will provide.  Make sure to discuss any co-curricular or global initiatives that are embedded or parallel to the curriculum.
    Impact: How does your course module create Mason Impact Experiences (for undergraduate courses) or inquiry-based learning opportunities for graduate courses?
    -Focus Area: How does the course module relate to one of the focus areas (Research and Creative Activities, Civic Engagement, or Entrepreneurship)?
    Process and Sustainability: How will these modules be sustained? What is your process for piloting and then sustaining these course modules? What will be your measures of success at both stages? If these course cross disciplines, discuss the sustainability of these collaborations after the grant.
    -University Enhancement: How will this course module enhance graduate or undergraduate offerings at Mason? Address the need for the courses (student interest, employer or community needs, etc). What new content, new teaching format, or new collaborations are being created through this curriculum?
  2. Budget Sheet and one-page budget justification (Use template)
  3. Grant Timeline (Use template)
  4. Curriculum Map (Use template)
  5. Letters of Support from chairs and/or deans of each unit involved addressing the desire for curriculum change and the sustainability of these changes in the future.

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