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 up to $10,000; for projects that take longer than one year to implement, applicants may request up to two years of funding for a total of $20,000.
- In addition, this award cycle, up to two projects will be funded for up to $15,000 a year or $30,000 over two years, if they involve enhancing the use of active/collaborative/engaged learning pedagogies in a discipline or in one multi-section course on one campus. These projects must involve part-time faculty in a meaningful way.
- Awards may be used for hourly pay, reassign time, curriculum development, training, supplies, and events. Typically, cannot be used for travel, scholarships or student stipends.
- A person may be significantly involved in only one project, per award cycle, as project lead.
- Projects must include measurable outcomes and an assessment plan.
- Award recipients must agree to present on their project to FRCC colleagues, in a poster session or other activity.
- Preference will be given to projects that:
- Are creative and stretch the imagination
- Involve part-time faculty
- Encourage cross-departmental collaboration
- Specifically further one or more of FRCC’s strategic objectives
The Student Learning Committee offers awards to full-time faculty, part-time faculty and staff who want to assess student learning or instructional strategies, teaching methodologies, pedagogies, or services that impact students' learning.
- Awards range from a few hundred dollars to $10,000. (Award amounts are contingent on yearly budget appropriations and funding.)
- Must have a major focus on the assessment of student learning, or in the case of Student Affairs, a focus on improving services that impact students.
- Projects must assess strategies designed to improve student learning.
- 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 Affairs, 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 amounts are contingent on yearly budget appropriations and funding.)
- 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.
- Individuals, groups, and departments from across the college are welcome to apply.