Abstract Deadline: July 19, 2014
Event Date: July 25, 2014
Congratulations to Allan Phipps and the FAU High Team!
The fourth of July was a day of celebrations for two occasions for Allan Phipps and the FAU High team. They have been working on their electric GT-EV car for a year now. An enormous amount of progress was made within a year and they successfully was able to test drive their project.
Distinction through Discovery Undergraduate Curriculum Grants Program
- Articulate how the curricular changes fit into the mission of the department(s) or program(s).
- Explain how the curricular changes will result in high-quality research and inquiry experiences for the program(s) and undergraduate students.
- Clearly demonstrate support for undergraduate scholarship.
- Lead to the achievement of the Distinction through Discovery student learning outcomes (seen below)
Funding of the curriculum grant proposals is based on the scope of the project:
1. Course: A single course within a department/program: Budget up to $2,500
2. Department: Multiple courses within a department/program: Budget up to $5,000
3. College: Multiple courses within one college: Budget up to $10,000
4. University: Multiple courses across multiple colleges: Budget up to $20,000
Note: If internal non-academic or external collaborators are essential to your proposal, the project may be eligible for the next funding level.
Timeline for Curriculum Grants Program
Pre-Proposal Deadline: Monday, February 10th, at 5:00pm
Pre-proposals selection for full proposal submission: Monday March 14th, 2014
Distinction through Discovery workshops: April TBD
Full proposals due: Monday May 19th, 2014
Full proposals selection:early July
Faculty submitting pre-proposals who are invited to submit a full proposal will be asked to participate in a Distinction through Discovery workshop in April to assist with development of the full proposal.Pre-Proposal Evaluation Form
Curriculum Grant Full Proposal Guidelines
View the Curriculum Grant Guidelines for details and expectations of the full proposal. Format for submission: Proposals must be single spaced, with a font size no smaller than 11-point; minimum 1-inch margins; tables and figure legends can be in 10-point font size. Complete applications should include the following:
Distinction through Discovery Student Learning Outcomes
The Distinction through Discovery Student Learning Outcomes which research and inquiry incorporate are:SLO 1: Knowledge. Students will demonstrate content knowledge, core principles, and skills.
Curriculum Grants Program Previous Awardees
In June 2014, proposals from teams of faculty across the university submitted excellent proposals to our program. These proposals were reviewed by faculty, staff, and student evaluators. The following eight projects have been awarded Distinction through Discovery Curriculum Grants for the 2014-2015 academic year:
- Drs. Ann Branaman, Mark Harvey, Phillip Hough, and Gina Carreno from the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
- Dr. Susannah Brown from the College of Education
- Drs. Patricia Heydet-Kirsch, Lori Dassa, Jan Andrew, Barbara Ridener, and Robert Shockley from the College of Education
These faculty are currently working with the Distinction through Discovery (DTD) committee to effectively integrate research and inquiry practices and the student learning outcomes of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) into their courses.
Two essential parts of full proposals are the curriculum inventory and course plan worksheets. The following resources will assist you in completing these documents.
- curriculum inventory presentation video part one– for PCs only (00:06:05)
- curriculum inventory presentation video part two– for PCs only (00:11:45)
- curriculum inventory workshop audio file-(01:29:15)
- curriculum inventory presentation without narration
- curriculum inventory presentation without narration or animation (preferred for printing)
Course Plan Worksheet
- course plan worksheet presentation video part one– for PCs only (00:07:35)
- course plan worksheet presentation video part two– for PCs only (00:09:05)
- course plan worksheet presentation without narration
- course plan worksheet presentation without narration or animation
- course plan worksheet template (preferred for printing)
- Bloom's Cognitive Domain Polygon Handout
- Student Learning Outcomes and Cognitive Levels Handout
- Student Achievement Rubric Handout
Introduction to the Curriculum Grants Program meeting- video recording