The proposed course may be new or a substantial redesign of a course the applicant has already taught. By accepting the grant, the applicant is expected to teach the proposed course two times in the four subsequent academic years. The applicant will also be expected to share the results of his/her course development work with others through various media, and should be prepared to work with the Upstate Institute on a plan for course assessment.
This grant will be payable as a one-time stipend to the applicant for the development of a course that fits the objectives outlined below. In addition, the applicant may request additional funds of up to $4,000 from the Upstate Institute that will be used both times the course is being taught. These funds are meant to support expenses related to the course such as local travel, supplies, equipment, or guest lecturers.
The following are requirements of the program:
- Course will be taught at least 2 times over the next 4 years.
- The proposed budget for course implementation costs will be vetted by staff of the Upstate Institute in consultation with the Office of the Dean of the Faculty.
- The community based research component should include a substantive outcome for the community organization with which the students work. Students should be given a substantial community-based research project and be asked to critically reflect on their experiences with community engagement.
- While not a requirement of the program, proposals that creatively combine interests in community engagement with the goals of other Colgate course development grant opportunities will be favorably considered.
Proposals will be reviewed by members of the Upstate Institute Executive Board. A list of members of the Executive Board is available here.