Purpose and Resources
Gainesville State College and Gainesville State College Foundation value innovation and experimentation to facilitate progress and to advance knowledge. The Gainesville State College Foundation Innovative Teaching Program offers funding for faculty and teaching staff who desire an opportunity to try something innovative and experimental in their courses but have not had time and/or financial resources to do so.
The funding is intended as incentive money; recipients should anticipate finding other sources of funding for software, materials, and travel. Other possible sources of funding include the academic divisions, Student Technology Fee Committee (its instructional technology line), and other grants. This does not preclude recipients from spending the funding from this program for such items if they are unable to obtain additional funding elsewhere.
The Gainesville State College Foundation has provided $15,000 for this year.
- Mini ($600): Equivalent to 5 hours during a semester (stipend only)
- Minor ($1200): Equivalent to 1 hour/week during semester (stipend only)
- Major ($2400): Equivalent to 3 hours/week (stipend or release time)
On major awards, one person may receive a stipend or release time on a group project with 2 or more faculty or teaching staff (see below), the award would be stipends only.
Faculty and teaching staff are eligible to receive awards through the program as follows:
- Full-time faculty and teaching staff: all categories
- Full-time temporary and adjunct faculty: Mini and Minor
Award Decisions will be made by a committee composed of faculty from each academic school and an ex officio representative from Information Technology. The committee awards funding on the basis of the merit of each project rather than allocating funds by division.
To view Previous winning abstracts, click Here.
- October 15th each year for Fall/Spring Projects (following Monday if date falls on weekend)
- March 19th each year for Summer/Fall Projects (following Monday if date falls on weekend)
How to Apply
The application form is available on the link below. The application process requires no materials beyond the application form; therefore, the questions should be answered in such a way that the committee has a clear picture of the project, its impact, and outcome. Apply for only one award each award cycle. Group projects are welcome with one application required per group.
The application form requires the signature of your Dean. Group projects require all appropriate Deans' signatures.
Submit in paper copy to Mary Carney at the Center for Teaching, Learning and Leadership. Or submit via email a scanned copy of form with Dean's signature. If you don't want to scan your document, you may also follow up electronic submission with a paper copy bearing Dean's signature. Submit to Mary Carney at email@example.com.
Click here to download application. (Microsoft Word Format)
Funds are dispersed as soon as award decisions are made by the committee rather than at the end of the project.
Faculty Recognition: Projects funded by the Gainesville State College Foundation Innovative Teaching Program will be displayed on the program webpage maintained by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership.
- Awards will be recognized by the Gainesville State College Foundation at the regularly scheduled faculty meeting each semester and in TowerTalk.
- Presentations on the projects may be made at workshops scheduled by the CTLL or as part of the brown-bag series each semester.
A summary report, prepared when the project is completed, will be submitted to the Center for Teaching, Learning and Leadership and forwarded to the Gainesville State College Foundation and the committee.
To view PREVIOUS WINNING ABSTRACTS, click HERE.
Click here to obtain application. (Microsoft Word Format)