October 9, 2012
MEMO TO: UMM Faculty and Academic Professional and Administrative
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 this year, 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 three equally important funding priorities: 1) courses that integrate sustainability across the liberal arts, 2) intellectual community (IC) courses, and 3) efforts to develop innovative “hybrid” courses (a course offered partly online and partly in the classroom). 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 (up from $15,000 last year) is available for projects proposed for the summer of 2013. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 16, 2012.
Thanks for your attention.