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Faculty Seed Grants

In fall 2013, the Faculty Seed Grant program was launched to provide incentives and professional development to improve the teaching of writing in the disciplines/majors. Faculty may use Level I seed grants to travel to relevant conferences, develop tools for writing assessment, or support other activities related to writing pedagogy. Grantees are required to submit a written report and detailed budget, as well as present their results to their peers, either online or at a public forum to be determined.

Faculty may also use seed grant funding to participate in a semester-long faculty seminar to develop or improve a writing-enriched course, in which case the grant would serve as a stipend to compensate for the extensive time commitment involved. The faculty seminar will be offered each semester for up to 10 participants who will meet weekly for approximately one hour. Participants must teach the writing-enriched course within the next academic year and write a brief report discussing the changes they have made to their courses. Reports and related material will be made available to their peers either online or at a public forum to be determined by participants and the Department of Writing and Rhetoric.

Featured Seed Grant Projects

Kersten Alley Swain Kristen Alley Swain
Meek School of Journalism and New Media
John GreenJohn Green
Center for Population Studies
Ann MonroeAnn Monroe
School of Education
Robert MaloneRobert Malone
Department of Art
Lainy DayLainy Day
Department of Biology
Joel AmidonJoel Amidon
School of Education
Heather OndercinHeather Ondercin
Department of Political Science