Classroom Innovation Grants
Faculty may apply to the Teaching Excellence Program for funds to support classroom innovation. Grants of up to $2000 may be used to pilot changes to a course or to employ new techniques. This may include but is not limited to:
-developing digital or online content for a course
-adopting active learning modules for a class
-testing new approaches to enhance the effectiveness of your pedagogy
-purchasing a new a piece of equipment that will be used in the classroom
-providing an honorarium to an external teaching consultant or student assistant
Funds cannot be used for faculty stipends. Items and equipment purchased with grant funds belong to Lewis & Clark. All institutional policies regarding capital equipment, purchasing, and procurement apply.
Faculty who receive classroom innovation funds will participate in the TEP Innovation Institute by being a member of a roundtable discussion or by giving a brief presentation where they discuss their innovation, whether or not they found it effective, and how they plan to continue.
The following are just a few ways faculty have used TEP funds to bring innovation to their classrooms and departments:
-funds to support the labor and materials costs to create instructional videos
-anatomical models and mats for the Dance program
-student labor costs for assessment activities
-honorarium for guest speakers and consultants
-tabletop white boards for group discussions
-software and external hard-drives
TEP is now accepting Classroom Innovation grant applications. To apply for a classroom innovation grant, please complete the following form.