Center For Teaching and Faculty Development


Learning Community Group Grants

Thank you for your interest in the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development’s Learning Community Groups grant line.

We are now accepting applications for the 2018-19 academic year!


What is a Learning Community Group (LCG) and how can I fund one?
Learning Community Groups are groups of about 5-10 faculty members from across departments that explore a topic on a relatively narrow theme or teaching strategy. The CTFD helps by sponsoring the groups with funding to faculty who facilitate the groups. Generally, we give $250.00 stipends that groups can use for anything from coffee for meetings, to books, to speakers. In return, we work closely with the LCGs and highlight their process and progress through workshops and panels, and ultimately through presentations at the annual Faculty Day and Excellence in Teaching Awards Ceremony held each year in April. When available, we also offer additional funding to help meet the goals of the LCGs.


Have you been thinking about a project that promotes teaching and learning and student success, or are you already working with colleagues on one? Then you should apple for LCG funding. The application process is easy. Simply answer the following questions on the online form and submit. We will make our decisions in late summer and contact all applicants by September 1, 2018.

Please fill out the following information on the Learning Community Group Grant Application.

  1. Name
  2. Date
  3. Academic Department
  4. E-mail address
  5. Project description: Give a brief, yet thorough description of your project. You should include an overview of the project/problem, how your group will address it, and its purpose. Also, please address its efficacy to teaching and learning, and student success. Please cite from literature on the topic where necessary.
  6. Assessment tools: Please list how you will assess your project. These can be attendance numbers, survey feedback, comparing previous methods with new methods, etc.
  7. Expenses: List total budget for you project, including a breakdown of what each component will cost the group. 

Thank you. We look forward to receiving your application materials.