University of California, San Diego

April 7, 1998
SUBJECT: 1998/99 Instructional Improvement Proposal Call
I am pleased to announce the availability of funding to support faculty
efforts to improve undergraduate instruction. Proposals will be reviewed by the Committee on Instructional Improvement, and the final allocation decisions will be made by the Senior Vice Chancellor - Academic Affairs. For this next allocation period, the committee intends to set aside a
substantial fraction of the allocation funds for consideration of one or two
large proposals ($30K-$40K) which may have a more significant impact at the
program, department, or divisional levels than the typical small individual
proposals that have been funded in the recent past in the $1K-$3K level. Faculty are encouraged to work within their units to develop more
comprehensive strategies which might improve undergraduate instruction. Interdisciplinary proposals are welcome. On a competitive basis, many of the smaller individual proposals will continue to be funded.
The committee encourages any improvement in existing instructional programs,
including courses, curricula, and instructional processes, as well as the
development of interdisciplinary courses and programs. Faculty experiments
with new technologies or new approaches are welcome. The committee is
dedicated to promoting any increase in the personal contact between
ladder-rank faculty and students, and proposals that affect many students, particularly at the entering level.
Awards will be made in the form of grants for development expense, including,
but not limited to, material costs, summer student support, and support for
technical assistance. The application deadline is Monday, May 11, 1998. The committee hopes to
announce awards by June 1, 1998, with funding available July 1, 1998. An
application form is attached for distribution and duplication purposes. Additional applications are available from Julia Rieber (x4-0097,
jrieber@ucsd.edu). Please feel free to contact any of the committee members
below with any questions or concerns.
David R. Miller
Associate Vice Chancellor
Academic Planning and
Committee Members:
Provost Tom Bond, Revelle College (Co-Chair)
Director Sherman George, Media Center
Professor Robert B. Horwitz, Communication
Provost Cecil Lytle, Thurgood Marshall College
Associate Vice Chancellor David R. Miller, Ex-Officio
Associate Dean Anthony Sebald, Jacobs School of Engineering (Co-Chair)
Professor Cynthia M. Truant, History
Undergraduate Student Jessyca Wallace
Senior Lecturer Gabriele Wienhausen, Biology
Remit to Julia Rieber, mail code 0001, no later than 5:00 p.m., May 11, 1998 Electronic submission to jrieber@ucsd.edu is acceptable if forwarded from the Department Chairís office signifying the Chairís approval.
Name Title Department Phone
Name Title Department Phone
PROJECT TITLE:________________________________________________
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT: Please attach a description of the project. It must contain a statement of the problem, the objectives of the proposal and the intellectual impact, the plan for achieving the objectives, and an evaluation plan.
Number that will be affected: __________
Upper Division Students: __________
Lower Division Students: __________
Funds committed from an alternate source: $____________
Name of Source:_______________________________________
Personnel Costs: (List each additional individual separately. Please consult your departmentís Management Service Officer to obtain exact figures.)
Payroll title and step: ________________________
Annual salary: $__________
Percent time on project: ______________________
Period of time on project: ___________________
Supplies and expenses: $__________
Travel: $__________
Other: $__________
TOTAL REQUEST: $__________
APPROVAL REQUIRED: ____________________________________________
Department Chair Date
[Chairs are invited to forward a brief endorsement statement which may be sent via email to jrieber@ucsd.edu.]