Faculty Grants

Professional Travel Grants

Purpose: CTE & I has modest funding available (rolling basis) to fund a number of faculty to attend conferences that promote teaching and learning.  Faculty may attend as either presenters or participants.

Meaningful Student Learning Micro Grant

Purpose: This grant is open to all UMW faculty.  CTE & I holds a strong commitment to enhancing teaching and learning through implementing and/or developing innovative pedagogy to support student engagement.

Faculty Mentoring Lunch Fund

Modest funding is available to provide lunch for departmental adjunct mentoring and full-time faculty meetings.


Department Level Grant

Interdisciplinary Faculty Grant

Purpose: This grant is open to all UMW faculty. Faculty group leader(s) will self-determine a focus question/theme designed to bring faculty together from different disciplines to form a learning community around a broad theme. Faculty will meet regularly to explore their chosen theme and develop pedagogy/praxis that can be infused into the curriculum.

Learning Circle Grant

Purpose: This grant is open to all UMW faculty. Faculty group leader(s) will self-determine a focus question/theme to shape exploration within the format of a learning circle. A learning circle designed to bring together a small group of faculty (within and across disciplines) to  explore a particular pedagogy/technology question and/or theme as a pathway to promote self-directed professional development. This is a place to share ideas, connect with colleagues, gain alternative perspectives, and stimulate new thinking.  CTE & I will purchase books or provide materials for participants.

Experiential Learning Grant

I hold a strong commitment to enhancing teaching and learning through place-based, experiential learning. This grant supports the purchasing of supplies, materials, admissions to enhance the learning experience.