Grants


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

2014-2015 Academic Year: CTE Professional Development Mini-Grant
These funds support individual faculty members or collaborative projects among faculty that enhance professional development. Mini-Grants are awarded to individual faculty(full-time and part-time) to support ongoing research, reimbursement for training/professional development, the purchase of materials that are directly linked to a specific project, etc.  All recipients are required share their experiences with the CCM community.  They may choose one of the following formats:
  1. Presentation
  2. Workshop
  3. Article (To be published on the CTE website)
  4. Narrative (To be published on the CTE website)
All proposed projects must align with at least one focus of the CTE mission.  The mission statement is below.

The mission of the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) at County College of Morris is to facilitate teaching excellence and academic scholarship through:
  1. Facilitating an atmosphere of collaboration, camaraderie, and scholarship
  2. Encouraging and supporting professional development in one’s academic field
  3. Developing and facilitating workshops and programs to enhance teaching and learning processes
  4. Assisting in the evolution of course design and delivery in multiple learning modalities (traditional, online, and hybrid)
  5. Fostering and supporting effective and innovative teaching strategies
  6. Using relevant technologies to enhance teaching and learning experiences
  7. Recognizing peer excellence

*If requesting funds for travel expenses, please complete a Travel Request Form (including signatures).

Restrictions:

  1. One mini-grant per faculty member per academic year.
  2. $1000 limit per application. 
  3. First come, first accepted basis.
  4. Mini-grants are given on a semester basis.
    • Professional Development Opportunities between July 1-December 31*
    • Professional Development Opportunities between January 1-June 30*
      *Limited funding per semester.


Louise and Samuel Olshan Endowment for Faculty Professional Development
Deadlines:
November 1st for December 1st decision
May 1st for June 1st decision 
 
Olshan Endowment Criteria (pdf)
Olshan Endowment Application (Word Document)  
 


COURSE ENHANCEMENT AND DESIGN PROGRAMS

Course Design/Redesign Program 
Proposals requested by February 1, 2015 for full consideration.

Successful applicants will be notified by February 28, 2015.

The Center for Teaching Excellence will be funding three Course Design/Redesign Fellows Grant for the 2015 spring, summer, and fall academic semesters. Selected faculty members will work with the Instructional Designer to design/redesign an existing course of the faculty member’s choice. During the spring and summer semesters, the faculty members and the Instructional Designer will work collaboratively on all aspects of the course. The emphasis of the course design will be on “from concept to application”. This will be achieved utilizing student-centered learning and deep learning practices, as well as the inclusion of authentic assessments. By the end of the summer semester each faculty member will have a well-developed syllabus, activities manual, and populated Blackboard 9.1 course shell ready for the Fall semester. The course will be ready for all learning modalities (face-to-face, hybrid, and online). The Quality Matters guidelines will be utilized.

In the Fall semester, faculty members will facilitate their course using the newly designed/redesigned course materials.  Faculty members are required to provide an audio and/or video summary that will be shared with the college community by the following February.

This is a full calendar year program. Each faculty member will be awarded with a $1000 stipend when all requirements are satisfied.
 
*Only three fellowships will be awarded.

Please call CTE (x5315 or cte@ccm.edu) if you have questions or need clarification.

In your proposal please include the following:  
   1.  Your Name
   2.  Department
   3.  Date
   4.  The course you would like to design/redesign
   5.  Describe your interest for the fellows program
   6.  Determine the learning outcomes/goals for the fellows program (both for the instructor and for the students)
   7.  Obtain approval from Department Chair, either a signature on the proposal form or an email confirming approval sent to CTE.

Please submit your proposal to CTE via email (cte@ccm.edu).


Online and Hybrid Quality MattersTM Course Design Analysis and Enhancement Grants
Deadline:
  November 15, 2015

The Center for Teaching Excellence will be funding six Online and Hybrid Quality Matters Course Design Analysis and Enhancement Grants for the 2014-2015 academic school year.   These grants are open to both full-time faculty members and adjunct faculty members.  Selected faculty members will work with the Instructional Designer to analyze and enhance an existing course of the faculty member’s choice using the Quality Matters Guidelines.

Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online/hybrid courses and online/hybrid components. Colleges and universities across the country use the tools in developing, maintaining and reviewing their online/hybrid courses and in training their faculty.

http://www.qmprogram.org/

Completion of the course design analysis and enhancement process is determined by meeting the Quality Matters Guidelines.

At the end of the course design analysis and enhancement process, each faculty member will be awarded with a $500 stipend.

Please call CTE (x5315 or cte@ccm.edu) if you have questions or need clarification.

In your application please include the following:

1.  Your Name
2.  Department
3.  Date
4.  The course you would like to analyze and enhance
5.  Determine the learning outcomes/goals for the course design analysis and enhancement (both for the instructor and for the students).
6.  Obtain approval from Department Chair, either a signature on the proposal form or an email confirming approval sent to CTE.

Please submit your application to CTE via email (cte@ccm.edu). 


Using iPads in the Classrooms Grants
Deadline:
October 31, 2015
The Center for Teaching Excellence will be funding six Using iPads in the Classroom Grants for the 2014-2015 academic school year.  The acceptance and excitement of using iPads in academia has been shared within the community since the release of the tablet.  The versatility and ease of use of the iPads has enabled educators to transform the classroom pedagogy from teacher-centered to student-centered by designing activities that encourage active and deep learning.  For this grant, you will work with both the Instructional Designer and Instructional Technologist to customize interactive classroom activities using the iPads.
Participating faculty will have use of the iPad for training and for the semester the course is delivered in.

At the end of the process, each faculty member will be awarded with a $300 stipend.

Please call CTE (x5315 or cte@ccm.edu) if you have questions or need clarification.

In your application please include the following:
1.  Your Name
2.  Department
3.  Date
4.  The course you would like to incorporate the iPads into
5.  Determine the learning outcomes/goals for the course  (both for the instructor and for the students)
6.  Obtain approval from Department Chair, either a signature on the proposal form or an email confirming approval sent to CTE.
Please submit your application to CTE via email (cte@ccm.edu). 
 
Exploratory Teaching Grants
Deadline:
October 31, 2015

The Center for Teaching Excellence will be funding two Exploratory Teaching Grants for the 2014-2015 academic school year.  The purpose of this grant is to provide opportunities for faculty members to try innovative ways of teaching (i.e. interdisciplinary projects, flipped classrooms, etc.).  The grant is open to full-time and part-time faculty members.  CTE staff members will work with grant recipients to meet their outcomes.  At the end of the process, each faculty member will be awarded with a $500 stipend.

Please call CTE (x5315 or cte@ccm.edu) if you have questions or need clarification.

In your application please include the following:
1.  Your Name
2.  Department
3.  Date
4.  The course you would like to work in
5.  Determine the learning outcomes/goals for the course  (both for the instructor and for the students)
6.  Obtain approval from Department Chair, either a signature on the proposal form or an email confirming approval sent to CTE.
 
Please submit your application to CTE via email (cte@ccm.edu).