The BCC Foundation Teaching Grant Program is designed to stimulate faculty to develop and implement extraordinary projects that support the Academic Affairs Division’s Initiatives. The program provides support to help cover the expenses involved in the pursuit of these activities. This grant program is designed to assist with projects not typically funded through the Professional Development Assistance Program.
- Typically, projects are funded up to $1,500.
Requests for proposals generally occur in the early part of the Fall Semester.
Who Can Apply for Teaching Grants?
Full and part-time teaching and non-classroom faculty who have a project that impacts teaching and learning.
Teaching Grant Process
Please review the following forms:
- Teaching Grant Guidelines and complete the Application
- Complete a Project Concept Form (please see Required Forms below)
- Identify and document the issue/problem/concern your idea addresses
- Propose a solution and implementation process
- Teaching Grant Rubric (for informational purposes only)
- Complete a Project Expense Form (please see Required Forms below)
- Teaching Grant – Chair/Supervisor Application Checklist
- Submit the completed Application, Project Concept Form and the Project Expense Sheet, including all necessary signatures, to the Teaching Resource Center (mail stop #56) by the date listed above
For questions about how to fill out the forms, please review the Grants Planning page.
Considerations for the Teaching Grant Selection Committee
When making decisions concerning the allocation of funds, the Teaching Grant Selection Committee takes numerous factors into consideration, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Teaching Grant projects directly support academic and SUNY Broome Strategic Planning initiatives.
- Innovation is new to the campus or to the area/division.
- Completed applications received by the announced deadline will receive full consideration.
- The number of students and/or faculty impacted, or potentially impacted, by the project.
- Outlines the current challenge, deficit or situation the project will address and how it will be mitigated.
- Projects that relate to a professional development priority
- Projects that will have an impact that extends beyond the project timeline/grant cycle.
- Projects that are easily transferred or expanded beyond the pilot to other students, classrooms, and/or areas of campus.
- Projects for which the budget clearly corresponds to the project concept form.
- Projects not typically funded through PDAP or departmental operational funds.
- Projects considered to be above and beyond course development or other responsibilities expected as part of the faculty role.
- Projects that have measurable outcomes.
- Projects for which funding is requested for supplies and equipment.
- Projects for which technology requests are supported within the current IT support structure or have approval of the IT department.
- Projects that do not have continuing costs, or have continuing costs supported by other sources.
Full and part-time teaching and non-classroom faculty who have a project that impacts teaching and learning will receive equal consideration for teaching grant funding.
The Professional Development Steering Committee may choose to use the following strategies when allocating limited funds:
- Reduce the maximum awarded to a project.
- Fund selected initiatives based on the above and other considerations. This implies that not all initiatives may be funded.
Receiving Reimbursement Upon Funding Approval
Please review the Teaching Grant Application Packet
- Implement and track the project solution by the completion date stated above.
- Submit a report detailing project outcomes to the Teaching Resource Center (mail stop #56) by the due date stated above.
- Purchase orders for supplies, software, and/or travel are handled through the Teaching Resource Center (contact x5611 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Application and Summary Report Exemplars
Exemplars to be provided at a later date.