Course Development Funds

The Teaching and Learning Committee (TLC) considers applications to develop courses. These applications are contingent on the status of the committee’s budget.  For purposes of equity, the committee will accept applications throughout the academic year and make its determinations at the end of the academic year.

The purpose of the program is to provide financial support to enhance the overall quality and scope of teaching and learning offered by our faculty. The award is designed to support faculty in developing courses not supported by other grants.

Faculty can apply to two categories. The first category (A) is to develop a completely new course that adds to the richness of the curriculum. The second category (B) is to revise an already existing course. Revisions to courses may include, but are not limited to, incorporating new technology, team-teaching within or across disciplines, or redesigning a course to meet (or more robustly meet) an educational objective (e.g., written expression, interdisciplinarity, or social responsibility).

Please submit the following in your proposal:

  • A 250-word justification of which category you are applying to (A or B) and how the course will add to the curriculum.
  • A 250-word course description that includes the student learning outcomes.
  • A disclosure if the course proposed is being reviewed for or has received funding by another grant.
  • A budget indicating how the funds will be spent (e.g., honorarium for faculty member[s] submitting the proposal, supplies and/or books). Category C will be funded by honorarium only.

Proposals are due to tlc@pitzer.edu.