University of California, San Diego
February 27, 2008
ALL UCSD GENERAL CAMPUS AND SIO FACULTY
KEY ADMINISTRATORS AND KEY SUPPORT STAFF
I am pleased to invite proposals for Instructional Improvement Program funding to support faculty projects to enhance undergraduate instruction. Proposals for 2008-09 funding will be reviewed by the Instructional Improvement Committee, and the Senior Vice Chancellor-Academic Affairs will make the final allocation decisions.
The committee looks for projects that can improve the quality of undergraduate education, impact many students, and increase interactions between faculty and students, particularly at the lower-division level. Faculty are encouraged to develop comprehensive strategies to improve undergraduate instruction within their departments or academic units. Additionally, faculty experiments with new technologies, on-line or web-based learning or new teaching approaches are welcome, including proposals that address the varied needs and learning styles of our diverse student population, and build the academic skills our students need to be successful.
Individual proposals are typically funded up to the $5K level. In addition, we anticipate that it will be possible to support one or two larger projects with the potential to make a more significant impact on undergraduate education. Awards will be made in the form of grants to cover development expenses, including, but not limited to, materials costs, summer graduate student support, and support for technical assistance.
General criteria and program guidelines are provided on the Academic Affairs web site. The application deadline is MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2008. Awards will be announced in Spring Quarter, and the funds will be available after July 1, 2008. The new on-line application form is available at: http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/r/iip.htm.