The School of Arts and Sciences fosters student success by providing a well-planned and clearly articulated curriculum that offers students an accessible, relevant, high-quality academic experience. Our commitment to student success drives the work of the School of Arts and Sciences in developing, implementing and reviewing courses that:
In pursuit of these goals and actions, the Arts and Sciences Curriculum and Assessment Committee
All boxes on the proposal form are editable in Word. The proposal form can be accessed on the Curriculum Forms and Templates page.
You may submit more than one project. However, because funds are limited, the Arts and Sciences Curriculum and Assessment Committee can usually recommend only one grant per year to an individual faculty member.
Recently, there have been two funding sources for curriculum projects in A&S: our own School's curriculum money, and strategic funding from the office of the Associate Vice President of Learner Success. Strategic funding may have particular requirements that some of our proposals meet. When this occurs, we forward those proposals that seem appropriate for consideration of these funds, as this expands our ability to stretch our funding dollars.
The A&S team ranks all proposals using our rubric (Word, 163 KB). In the event a project is funded from an alternative source, we shift our Center funds to proposal(s) that rank next on our list.
Curriculum proposers are encouraged to identify the funding source most appropriate for their proposals. In any event, the A&S team considers all proposals for School funding and only withdraws a proposal that secures funding from another source.
Note: Proposals that are not requesting funding may be submitted any time; however if you are planning to submit a proposal in the Fall 2015 semester, submit no later than November 20th if you need to know the Committee's decision prior to the end of the semester. Funding decisions for Spring 2016 offerings will be announced by October 23rd. Funding decisions for Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 offerings will be announced by December 18th.
Download a printable copy of the Proposal Form Instructions (Word, 30 KB) for suggestions and clarifications when completing the proposal form and for information on how the proposal form is assessed.