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Research-Intensive Course Grant Application

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Instructor Information


 

Course Information


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

Applicants for Spring 2020 Research-Intensive Course Grants should apply for courses that will be offered during the Spring 2020, Summer 2020, or Fall 2020 terms.

 

Plans for Revision


Describe your initial plans for revising this course to include a larger research or creative component below.  These plans should be developed and specific enough so we can evaluate the overall impact that the 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:
Funds could be used toward supplies, class trips, to pay a graduate or undergraduate student to guide undergraduates in their projects, etc.

 

Background for Workshops


To help us design workshops that will be most helpful to participants, please provide answers to the questions below.  These answers will not be considered as part of the evaluation of applications, only for our planning purposes. 

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