Teaching Innovation Grants

What are Teaching Innovation Grants?

As a continuation of the program previously coordinated by PACE and the STEM Center, Teaching Innovation Grants (TIGs) set out to encourage faculty members to utilize active learning techniques in the classroom. 

What is required?

Those who receive the grant will meet regularly to develop and implement active learning course materials. As needed, flexibility will be granted to those applicants who wish to modify a course which is only taught each spring semester. 

Upon completion of the TIGs project, grant recipients will submit any materials they used/designed to the SHSU Active Learning Library.  This submission will include all information needed for other faculty members to integrate the course materials into their classrooms. 

In addition, TIG recipients will be asked to share their project experiences and results with other SHSU faculty. For example, at the PACE Center Teaching and Learning Conference or a similar public campus event.  TIG recipients will also submit the results of their teaching integration to the QEP assessment team. Recipients are encouraged to publish the findings in appropriate journals or other scholarship of teaching and learning venues.

Proposal Information 

Proposals will come from faculty teams, consisting of 2-5 faculty (can include tenure- track faculty, adjunct, clinical, or graduate instructors), and will address High Impact Practices (as termed by the Association of American Colleges and Universities), which are based on research in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Proposals could include: enhancing a course with a high DFW rate, developing of a capstone project for a certain major, developing a rigorous assessment method for a specific skill set in a major, enhancing of a course that has multiple sections and instructors, testing a certain intervention for first-generation students or other approaches to making excellence inclusive, interdisciplinary linking of a pair of courses, adding recitation sessions to a course, testing an active learning method in a particular course, etc. Projects can be within one course, a course series, or co-curricular.

How can you apply?

Applications for our Teaching Innovation Grant are currently closed. 

Please refer to the TIG Rubric for guidance.

Engaging Classrooms Development Committee

All TIG applications are processed and reviewed by the Engaging Classrooms Development Committee listed below:

Dr. Ben Mitchell-Yellin
Dr. Brandy Doleshal
Dr. Sanjeev Choudary
Dr. Ashly Smith
Dr. Mary Breaux
Dr. Jordan Clark
Dr. Kat Mueller
Dr. Rhonda Callaway
Dr. Katherine Hubbard
Dr. Jaime Duran