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Teaching Support Awards Program

The application period for this opportunity has now ended. Applicants will be notified soon of their submission status. 

Purpose of the Program

The purpose of the Teaching & Learning Innovation Support Awards Program is:

  • to provide funding to instructional faculty members, graduate student teachers, and staff members to help them enhance the learning experience for students that take their courses.
  • To support and encourage instructional faculty, graduate student teachers, and staff members who teach on our campus to seek out and participate in teaching-focused professional development opportunities, such as conferences and institutes focused on teaching.

The funding available through this program is intended to support instructional faculty of all classifications, graduate student teachers, and staff members who teach courses.

Examples of funded projects include, but are not limited to the following examples:

Additional Considerations

Previous Awardees: This semester, we will be giving priority review to new applicants, which means if you have received funds from TLI within the past calendar year, your application will be reviewed and considered after all other new applications have been reviewed and possibly allocated funding.

Priority Applications: Also, opportunities that support Experiential Learning (S, R, and N) designated courses, First Generation undergraduate students, the implementation of inclusive teaching strategies in the classroom, or multi-instructor, multi-sectional, or departmental curriculum support projects will also receive priority review and potential funding as well.

Application Standards & Rubric: Lastly, all applications will be reviewed using this rubric. If an application receives a score of 0 in any category on the rubric, then that application will no longer be eligible for TSA funding during this review cycle. The TLI TSA program application review team will use the rubric to review all applications, and the date and time for which applications are submitted will play a factor in determining the amount of funding each application could receive. In other words, first-come, first-serve. If we receive a large number of applications, applications with a duplicate rubric score will be awarded based on the date/time of submission.