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 or food purchases. 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