Faculty Development Grants

The College administration has set aside faculty development money to be disbursed to faculty who submit quality proposals to enhance their development as teachers and innovators. While the established Faculty Development Grants Committee for Traditional Scholarship and Research (TS/R) emphasizes personal scholarship intended for external professional dissemination, the Faculty Development Grants Committee for Teaching Innovation, Pedagogy and Assessment (TIPA) emphasizes activities that will primarily result in innovations intended for dissemination to the Fort Lewis College community.

The intent of this money is to initiate projects that result in a sustainable, long-term change to a program or to the long-term professional development of a faculty member with respect to teaching innovation, pedagogy, and/or assessment. This fund is not intended to be the source of continuous or on-going funding for any project or activity. Proposals for one-time events or activities that do not have a longer-term development impact will not be funded.

Sample Proposals

Procedure for paying labor

Please note that the TIPA and TS/R committees will not fund salaries for faculty or students, although the Foundation may.

Hardware Purchases

Hardware purchased with FDG or Foundation funding does not become part of the college refresh program

Procedure for software purchase

Completely aside from FDG and Foundation funding criteria, all software purchases need to meet institutional requirements as outlined by IT and Academic Affairs.

In order to consider funding for purchase software for instructional or research use, FDG and the FLC Foundation need confirmation that this software purchase meets those requirements; this step needs to be completed prior to FDG/Foundation review of your proposal.

Please follow the steps below:

  1. Email Patrick Gaughan, Rory Chapman, and Jen Rider with:
    1. Indicate that you are seeking FDG/Foundation funding for software, and need their confirmation prior to committee review (so they understand that you are not asking for funding from them);
    2. An exact version of the software and cost, as well as what type of license you believe needs to be purchased (individual, network, enterprise, etc.);
    3. What the software does;
    4. A description of who will use the software and how you will use the software (research, instruction, etc.);
  2. They will let you know of any concerns, determine the appropriate version, verify that the software program meets instructional guidelines, verify that a comparable program is not already available, and will review EULA for applicability/compliance.
  3. After you hear back from IT and Academic Affairs, please compile their email confirmation of versions and cost of software that meet institutional requirements to the FDG committee to which you want to apply (TIPA or TS/R).
  4. After FDG receives confirmation that this software meets institutional technology requirements, FDG will be happy to consider proposals for software purchase.