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Using the criteria below, grant applications are evaluated by one of of four Grants Adjudication Committees, each of which is comprised of
- two faculty members (appointed by the co-Chairs of the GFC’s Teaching and Learning Committee),
- a student representative (appointed by the co-Chairs of the GFC’s Teaching and Learning Committee),
- a staff member from the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, and
- the Academic Director of the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, who serves as the committee's neutral chair.
Adjudication committee decisions include Fund As Is, Do Not Fund, and Revise & Resubmit. Adjudication committees may ask applicants revise and resubmit promising proposals to ensure they reflect Teaching and Learning Grants guidelines and/or University policies, or to clarify or develop parts of the proposal. Successful applications may be partially funded or fully funded, depending on the Adjudication Committee's assessment of its quality, the appropriateness of the budget items, and the amount of funds available.
Once all decisions are made, the Academic Director of the Taylor Institute will prepare notification letters, which are then reviewed by the Vice Provost (Teaching and Learning).
All decision letters are then sent electronically to applicants on June 1.
Only complete applications using the Teaching and Learning Grants forms--a Word document with specific prompts that explicitly mirror the criteria below, as well as a budget spreadsheet--will be forwarded to Adjudication Committees. Evaluations will be based on the following criteria:
|Grounded in Context||
|Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching and Learning||
|Activities Aligned with Inquiry||
|Impact & Knowledge-Sharing||
|Clarity & Completeness||
** Relevant educational research, the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), discipline-based educational research (DBER), learning theory or science, etc. For assistance, consult with Caitlin McClurg (the Taylor Institute’s liaison librarian), and see the “Conducting a Lit Review” page and research guide on the SoTL Guide. Sign up for Caitlin's "Preparing the Lit Review" workshop.
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