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Research-Intensive Course Mini-Grant Application

If you are interested in applying for a Research-Intensive Course Mini-Grant for the Spring 2021 semester, fill out the application below before 11:59 pm on Monday, November 16, 2020.

Note that you will not be able to save your answers before submitting, so you might save your answers in a separate document so you don't lose your work.

Instructor Information


Course Information

Provide information below about the course for which you are wanting to develop a larger research or creative component.


Plans for Revision

Describe your initial plans for revising this course to either 1) include a larger research or creative component or 2) provide more scaffolding for student research skill development.  These plans should be developed and specific enough so we can evaluate the overall impact that the mini-grant might have on student learning.  We expect, however, that plans will evolve as you participate in workshops and share ideas with other grant recipients.

1. Fill out either section 1a OR 1b, depending on whether you are proposing to improve an existing project or create a new research/creative project for your class.

Describe how you have implemented the research/creative project that you would like to revise in the past. What has worked well about this assignment in the past, and what areas of student learning would you like to see improved? Provide some details about your plans for revision.
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Describe the proposed research/creative project that you would like to integrate into the course:


Background for Workshops

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