Provost’s Office accepting new round of course incubator proposals

The Office of the Provost and the University Center for Teaching and Learning are now accepting proposals from faculty for funding to assist in the redesign of large courses.

The goal of the Course Incubator project is to radically redesign large enrollment classes — enrollment greater than 100 — to increase the success of students. Projects will focus on transformative design of an entire course Funding will be provided to support initial planning and proposal development, as well as development and implementation activities.

Pre-proposals that outline initial ideas for course redesign are due on Nov. 4. As part of the pre-proposal, faculty may apply for up to $2,000 to cover costs for planning a significant course redesign. Faculty will be notified by Jan. 15, 2020, whether they have been awarded pre-proposal funding.

Recipients of pre-proposal funding are expected to submit a full project proposal by March 30. The target for implementing the redesigned course is the 2020-21 academic year, followed by assessing effectiveness and re-implementing in the 2021-22 academic year.

Pre-proposals can be submitted via email to Lorna Kearns, director of Next Generation Learning, at Find more details on the teaching center website.