Center for Technology Enhanced Learning

CTEL Grants

CTEL offers the following grants programs during AY13-14 to support teaching and learning initiatives that can lead to high-quality learning experiences for students at USM.

 

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Grants

Up to $1,500 per faculty, per academic year is available for purchase of hardware, software, and other resources to support teaching and learning initiatives. Faculty teaching classes in face-to-face, blended, and online formats are encouraged to apply.

 

Course Design Grants program

The Course Design Grant program is open to online courses that are not part of USM's Online programs. The goal of this competitive grant program is to encourage innovation in course design in academic programs across the University. A review committee will review all proposals. Up to four proposals will be funded per semester. Support includes opportunity to collaborate with a CTEL learning designer and a stipend of $2,000. Proposals are accepted as follows: Summer 2014: October 15 - December 15, 2013 | Fall 2014: January 1 - February 28, 2014 | Spring 2015:  April 1 - May 30, 2014.


Online Course Design Incentive program

The Course Design Incentive program is available to required online courses in USM's Online programs that are developed in partnership with the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. Support includes opportunity to collaborate with a CTEL learning designer and a stipend of $2,000. Proposals are accepted as follows: Summer 2014: October 15 - December 15, 2013 | Fall 2014: January 1 - February 28, 2014 | Spring 2015:  April 1 - May 30, 2014.

Conference Travel Awards

Up to four awards per semester (Fall and Spring) will be granted to faculty traveling to academic conferences to present papers related to teaching and learning. Faculty teaching classes in face-to-face, blended, and online formats are encouraged to apply. Reward amount is limited to 1,500 per faculty, per academic year. Award money can be used to cover conference registration, airfare, and lodging for the duration of the conference. Award recipients will be required to present their work at a CTEL Speaker Series event.