The Center for Teaching Excellence will provide guidance to faculty seeking funding opportunities available through the Presidential Grant-In-Aid Committee, the Instructional Development Committee, and the Open and Affordable Awards Program.
The Presidential Grant-In-Aid is awarded for faculty development activities in research, teaching, or service. Funded activities pertain to personal learning and development to grow in one or more of these areas.
Please be advised, Presidential Grant-In-Aid applications are accepted on a quarterly basis, and exact deadlines are set by the chairperson, Dr. Jill Channing. These deadlines will generally fall on a Friday during the months listed below:
- May, for activity period July – September
- September, for activity period October – December
- November, for activity period January – March
- February, for activity period April – June
Learn more about guidelines and the application process by visiting the PGIA webpage.
The Instructional Development Grant supports innovative teaching methods and is awarded once annually. Deadline is March 15.
Review past awards and details regarding the grant at the IDG website.
For questions, please contact the committee chair, Dr. Laraine Powers.
Open & Affordable Awards Program
Sherrod Library funds and supports faculty who adopt, amend, or develop open (free) educational resources for their students. Lowering the cost of college can make a significant impact on student learning and persistence.
The deadline to apply to the Open and Affordable Awards Program is on a rolling basis with deadlines in Mid-May and Mid-November.
The awards program provides instruction, guidance, and financial incentives to use, customize, and/or create Open Educational Resources (OER) and other Affordable materials in the classroom. Award amounts are distributed as individual stipends and range from a minimum of $500 up to $2000 (based on the selection criteria and funding available).
For more information, visit the library's OER webpage.
For questions you may have regarding the awards program and open/affordable course materials, please contact Ashley Sergiadis.