CETL mini-grants encourage experimentation with individual course enhancements that enrich instruction. For example, a faculty member could apply to receive funds that cover:
- The cost of an individual software license currently not available to you
- The cost of a piece of hardware currently not available to you
- Small-scale projects that create new curricula, materials, or activities for TCNJ students
- Partial travel costs to a conference related to teaching and learning
All faculty members and librarians who are full time (tenured, tenure-track, visiting, clinical) are eligible.
Mini-grants are available in amounts ranging from $500-$1500. Note that there is a finite amount of funds available for the year ($6,500 total).
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis beginning September 2023. Recipients are determined by CETL in consultation with the Teaching and Learning Council, a representative group of faculty and librarians. Interested faculty should submit the following materials online:
- A brief applicant bio (200 words maximum)
- An abstract of your proposed project (100 words maximum)
- Proposal description (500 words maximum)
- Provide title of the proposed project
- Provide a brief project description that outlines the project plan, including a timeline
- Describe how your project will benefit TCNJ students
- Provide a brief description of how you will evaluate the impact of the project and measure outcomes.
- An itemized budget (cannot include compensation for time)
All mini-grant recipients will share their experiences and present as a group at the Annual Instructional Design Workshop in May 2024.