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University of Minnesota, Morris
Morris, Minnesota

October 17, 2013

MEMO TO:   UMM Faculty and Academic Professional and Administrative Staff
 
FROM:         Bart D. Finzel, Interim VCAA and Dean
 
SUBJECT:     Request for EDP Proposals
 
The UMM Educational Development Program (EDP) is designed to stimulate and support curricular development on the Morris campus by allocating grants for specific projects.  The program, together with curricular development dollars administered through the International Program Committee, is the annual opportunity to receive financial support for your summer curriculum development work. Please note that the request for proposals for both the EDP and for IPC grants occur this fall.  There will be no subsequent call for proposals next spring.

Each year the Curriculum Committee sets funding priorities in response to perceived curricular needs for projects going beyond routine improvement of the curriculum. The EDP Subcommittee screens all proposals and recommends how to allocate the current year's funds. This year, we have identified four equally important funding priorities: 1) intellectual community (IC) courses, 2) efforts to develop innovative “hybrid” courses (a course offered partly online and partly in the classroom), 3) courses within our interdisciplinary majors or the Honors Program that will be team taught by faculty from different academic divisions, and 4) courses in majors with new faculty or in need of significant program renewal.  Well developed proposals that address a significant need within the curriculum or that will benefit large numbers of students will also be considered.

A total of $24,000 is available for projects proposed for the summer of 2014. Grant awards may range up to $3,000 per proposal. It is expected that salary will be the dominant budget item in EDP proposals. EDP grants are available to UMM faculty and P&A staff. In the past, the Curriculum Committee has made multiple-applicant awards.

Applications are available at: http://www.morris.umn.edu/services/acad_affairs/aavarious.html#edp.

Please submit an electronic copy of the completed grant proposal to Darla Peterson at petersdk@morris.umn.edu by Friday, November 25, 2013.

Thanks for your attention.