The Center for Teaching and Learning has announced an open call for proposals for round three of funding as part of their Investments Needed For Undergraduate Success and Equity (INFUSE) program. This program is designed to provide space and support for intentional and rigorous improvements to teaching and learning focused at the course level. In addition, the program supports an enhanced teaching culture by providing a structure to encourage meaningful collaborations and dialogue between faculty and more broadly within departments or the larger campus community.
In support of Boise State’s Strategic Plan, proposed projects must focus on improving educational access and student success. Specifically, projects should be designed to cultivate a commitment to high-quality, new and innovative learning experiences in all courses, curricula and co-curricula. Projects funded through the program must connect to this strategy by focusing on increasing student success through pedagogical interventions; creating or modifying individual courses to improve student equity.
Examples of the types of project activities that are sought this year include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Increasing access by incorporating a variety of active learning strategies into the course
- Improving course/content relevance by integrating authentic experiential learning or by using culturally responsive teaching
- Increasing persistence by incorporating transparency in course design, (e.g., by creating transparent assignments)
- Improving mastery of course content by incorporating frequent assessments
Under the INFUSE program, groups of faculty or departments will be eligible to receive up to $5,000 for teaching-related projects. Awards will be made during the spring 2022 semester with projects starting in late spring or summer 2022.
Proposals are due no later than Tuesday, March 1, 2022. For more information, please visit the INFUSE webpage on the Center for Teaching and Learning website.