Curriculum Development

Curriculum Innovation Grants

Through the generosity of a donor, Curriculum Innovation Grants provide support for creative proposals for new or substantially-revised courses that will help our campus thrive in the years ahead. Two or three faculty, individually, in pairs, or even in small teams (particularly as the fund grows) will receive $1500-$3000 (usually) in summer pay to design or redesign a course in such a way that heightens its Morris liberal arts distinctiveness and moves beyond the regular responsibilities for program development that faculty have. Multi-disciplinary team-taught courses that fulfill general education requirements or contribute to the Honors Program (subject to review by the director of that program) are especially encouraged, as are courses that address key features of the UMN Morris experience, such as sustainability. Innovativeness is key -- new and different, creative and cross-disciplinary, incorporating community engaged research or service or performance, all are the sort of things that might be supported.

Awards will be reviewed and recommended by the Curriculum Committee, and the amount of each award will depend upon the scope of the proposal and the number of faculty involved. A maximum of three awards will be made for summer 2022, and innovation is the key determiner. In general going forward, preference will be given to proposals from those who have not previously received support from this fund.

Curriculum Innovation Grant Application Deadline

The deadline for submitting an application is 4 p.m., Monday, January 10, 2022.

Apply for a Curriculum Innovation Grant

International Curriculum Development (ICD) Program

The Curriculum Committee will also review applications for International Curriculum Development (ICD) grants, which will be subject to additional review by the Academic Center for Enrichment and faculty study abroad liaison.

Funding priorities

  • On-campus international curriculum development for new courses with international content or to add a global component or perspective to existing courses, especially interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary courses or in connection to countries where we have existing longer-term programs (check with ACE for information)
  • Off-campus international curriculum development, especially for interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary courses, or in countries where we have existing longer-term programs (check with ACE for information), or for winter break courses; the international experience might involve classroom study in another country, field work or research projects

International Curriculum Development (ICD) Application Deadline

The deadline for submitting an application is 4 p.m., Monday, January 10, 2022.

Apply for ICDP On-Campus Grant Apply for ICDP Off-Campus Grant

Curriculum Development Final Reports

Please submit a brief final report of your project by early spring semester following your award. A specific date will be included in your award letter.

Report Form Template