The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce a grant program intended to encourage development of high quality online or blended courses in support of the undergraduate mission. BOLD grants provide a summer stipend (up to $5,000) for College faculty on 9-month contracts, or professional development funds (up to $2,000) for College or ZSR faculty on 12-month contracts for development of courses to be first delivered in Spring 2019 or later. Additional funds, up to $1,000, will be available to reimburse necessary and justified expenses. Proposals for adapting existing courses to online or blended form with other funding can be submitted directly to the Online Education Committee (OLEC). All entirely new courses must first be approved by the Curriculum Committee and faculty.
Sponsorship and Funding:
Office of the Provost and the Teaching and Learning Collaborative
Completed proposals should be submitted via the TCart Grant Program Submission Form by February 9, 2018.
Faculty committed to developing online or blended courses for the College.
The grants awarded under this program fund work undertaken by faculty of the College and ZSR during the summer term and the following academic year, in designing, developing, and launching online or blended courses. Course development is done in partnership with the Teaching and Learning Collaborative. Applications are reviewed by OLEC. For questions and help preparing the application, applicants are encouraged to consult with the Online Education staff in the Teaching and Learning Collaborative.
Conditions of the grant are included below. Additional guidance on the development of online courses and details of the procedures for proposal approval can be found at the OLEC Guidelines and College Policies for Online Course Development.
Grant recipients are also encouraged to share new insights with other faculty through workshops, written and shared educational materials, or mentoring relationships with other faculty members interested in pursuing online or blended course development.
Applications due by Friday, February 9, 2018. Awards will be announced on Friday, March 2nd, 2018.
Once completed, applications should be submitted via the TCart Grant Program Submission Form by February 9, 2018.