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Faculty & Staff

Community-Engaged Course Development Grant

Overview

As part of the College's strategic efforts to advance community-engaged learning for undergraduates, we are offering a new course development grant for the 2017-2018 academic year. The purpose of the grants will be to increase the number of courses that achieve all of the following objectives:

  1. expose the student to issues of inequality or unmet needs in the communities beyond campus,

  2. include material taught in collaboration with non-academic partner organizations, and

  3. involve coursework that contributes to the missions and needs of those non-academic partner organizations.

The grants may be used to enhance an existing course to meet these criteria, or to develop an entirely new course that meets them. We know that developing and delivering a community-engaged course can be time consuming, and so these grants are intended to allow faculty the capacity to devote the time or access the resources needed to do so. The amount of the grants will be up to $15,000 each.  

How to Apply

Faculty interested in pursuing a course development grant can submit a statement of interest by June 1, 2017. Statements of interest can include a description of resources you would need to develop a course that meets the above criteria.

Any questions about the Course Development Grant can be directed to Lauren Caruso, Assistant Director (lauren.caruso@rochester.edu).