Rice University's Inquiry-Based Learning¬†Fund awards competitive grants of up to $10,000 to departments/units that oversee the curriculum of a major, area major, or interdisciplinary major/minor. Grants are intended to fund integration of experiential inquiry and research into the undergraduate curriculum of a major, area major, or interdisciplinary major/minor. Planning Grants are for departments/units that need time and resources to evaluate curriculum and identify gaps in the scaffolding of inquiry and research. Departments may submit a budget of up to $5,000 to be used for planning and assessment and an additional budget of up to $5,000 to pilot an IBL course in Spring 2020.¬†¬†¬†
Funds awarded will be for academic year 2019-2020 and cannot carry over to a second year.¬† Awarded departments/units agree to meet regularly with the Office of Inquiry-Based Learning and other relevant academic support centers (Center for Teaching Excellence, Program in Writing and Communication, Fondren Library, Information Technology) to design a curricular scaffold.¬† Additionally, awarded departments will collaborate with the Office of Inquiry-Based Learning to assess the curricular scaffold and student learning outcomes in accordance with SACSCOC.
Departments are encouraged to seek additional funding for course development from the following sources:
Deadline: March 4, 2019
Contact: Frank Geurts (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Committee on Teaching invites all Rice faculty members to submit grant¬†proposals for projects¬†that foster excellence in undergraduate teaching at Rice.¬†Funds for these Brown Foundation¬†Teaching grants can be used to support a¬†variety of activities, including ‚Äúseminars and other¬†programs aimed to improve¬†the quality of teaching, and ... studies and experimental tests of new¬†instructional methods or programs.‚ÄĚ In previous years, awards have ranged from¬†a few hundred¬†dollars to $5,000.
Contact: Jennifer Wilson, Director of the PWC¬†(email@example.com)
The PWC is eager to work with departments that are interested in integrating writing, speaking, or visual assignments into courses as part of their QEP initiative. Awards ranging from $5,000-$15,000 are available to support communication instruction, the development of course materials, and peer communication coaching.
Teams with a minimum of three full-time faculty of mixed rank who have authority over a major, area major, or interdisciplinary major/minor are eligible to apply.¬†
Office of Inquiry-Based Learning and the Faculty Advisory Committee will review proposals and consult with relevant Deans in making final award decisions.¬†¬†
Proposals¬†will be evaluated according to the following criteria:¬†
Proposals must be submitted using this webform¬†by February 28, 2019.¬† Proposals should include the following documents in PDF format:
For questions or feedback, please contact Caroline Quenemoen (firstname.lastname@example.org).