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Teaching Excellence Program

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.