Teaching with Technology Grants

“Information Technology Services (ITS) offers grants in partnership with the IT and Libraries (ITaL) faculty committee and the Center for Integrated Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (CITLS) to encourage and financially support those interested in exploring new pedagogical strategies augmented by technology to help improve their teaching.”

Open Educational Resources and Affordability Initiative

“The purpose of the Open Educational Resources and Affordability Initiative is to encourage the development of alternatives to high-cost textbooks and course materials at Lafayette. The program aims to support the adoption, adaptation, creation, or reuse of Open Educational Resources (OER) or other low cost alternatives to commercial textbooks and course materials. The program supports faculty who want to make the transition to low cost alternatives by providing grants and assistance for reworking course syllabi or creating new free materials.”

Provost’s Office: Curricular and Pedagogical Development Grants

“Through a variety of funding sources, the Provost’s Office is able to provide support for certain curricular and pedagogical development projects. Interested faculty should submit a proposal that includes a description of the project and its intended impact. Each applicant should also provide a curriculum vitae and should ask his/her Department Head to send an evaluation of the project. It is expected that each recipient will submit a brief report of the results of his/her work to the Dean of Academic Initiatives within six months of the end of the development period.”

Information Literacy Grants

“Librarians and faculty at Lafayette are increasingly concerned about the need to graduate ‘information literate’ students, those who know how to find, evaluate, and use information and who understand the ways in which information is created, disseminated, and organized in our society. The goal of the Lafayette Libraries’ Information Literacy Grants is to encourage faculty to develop more classes in which students have these opportunities to develop information literacy skills.”

Humanities Center: Collaborative Teaching Grants

“HC Collaborative Teaching grants bring faculty and their students together, in teaching collaborations. Funds are available to design a shared course module between classes, or other collaborative opportunities for students taking different courses dealing with humanities, in ways that connect the courses involved.” Contact: Alessandro Giovannelli <giovannelli@lafayette.edu>.

Humanities Center: Integrating Humanities Grants

“Integrating Humanities grants bring faculty and students from different departments or programs together in the organization of events (e.g. speakers series and symposia) dedicated to one of the “big questions” the humanities, broadly conceived, address.

Funds are available to organize an event or series of events, open to everyone, which will give faculty and students opportunities to see an issue or set of related issues being addressed from a multiplicity of different humanities-related perspectives.” Contact: Alessandro Giovannelli <giovannelli@lafayette.edu>.

Humanities Center: Public Humanities and Outreach Grants

“Public Humanities and Outreach grants bring faculty and their students together around intiatives and projects dealing with the public humanities or humanities-driven outreach efforts in the community. ” Contact: Alessandro Giovannelli <giovannelli@lafayette.edu>.

MetaMindset Project

“In addition to teaching students specific tools, characteristics, and traits for entrepreneurial thinking, the MetaMindset highlights the (often lonely and even frightening) journey common to all entrepreneurial endeavors to create new social or commercial value.  This journey is always iterative, it always requires management of a wide range of risks, it is never solitary, and it is never a ‘sure win’.  Truly entrepreneurial individuals recognize the process from their own, often accidental, life experiences. The Mindset invites faculty to deliberately create opportunities for students to practice this journey, building skills for recognizing opportunities, managing risks, seeking effective collaborators, and understanding the intrinsic and extrinsic value of thinking like an entrepreneur.”