If we are to be successful in making our vision for the future a reality, we need dreams, ideas, and new ways to work. The goal of this fund is to support small, innovative projects organized by an individual or small groups of employees. Innovation awards are typically not for large scale, college-wide initiatives.
- Individual awards may be for up to $10,000. For projects that may take longer than one year to implement, applicants can request up to two years of funding, for a total of $20,000.
- Payment may be used for hourly pay, reassign time, supplies, materials, curriculum development, training, and events. Cannot typically be used for travel, scholarships or student stipends.
- Applications must include measurable outcomes and an assessment plan.
- Preference will be given to projects that:
- Are creative and stretch our imagination
- Involve part-time faculty
- Encourage cross-departmental collaboration
- Specifically tie to one or more of FRCC's strategic objectives
The Student Learning Committee offers awards to faculty/instructors and staff who want to assess student learning or instructional strategies, teaching methodologies, and pedagogies that impact students' learning.
- Awards range from a few hundred dollars to $10,000. (Award amounts are contingent on yearly budget.)
- Must have a major focus on the assessment of student learning, or in the case of Student Services, a focus on improving services that impact students.
- Applications must assess or experiment with teaching techniques, and preference will be given to projects that include the college-wide Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs).
- May be used for hourly pay, reassign time, etc. Cannot typically be used for travel, copy or mailing costs, and equipment is not typically funded.
- Individuals, groups, or departments, including student services, are welcome to apply.
Teaching with Technology Internal Awards support innovative uses of instructional technology to enrich student learning in online, hybrid, and face-to-face learning environments.
- Must focus on innovative use of technology to support teaching and learning. Priority is given to projects with the highest potential for positive impact on student learning at FRCC.
- Awards range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars.
- Award funds may be used for hourly pay, reassign time, supplies, materials, training, local conference attendance, and events. Equipment may be funded if needed to test the innovation and not available through other sources. These awards are not intended to fund equipment for regular College operations.
- Award recipients must agree to present out on their findings to FRCC colleagues at the annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference, or through another approved venue.
- Award recipients must agree to present out on their findings to FRCC colleagues at the annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference or other venue.
- Individuals, groups, and departments from across the college are welcome to apply.