Small Grant Program Supports Online and Blended Learning Across Campus

The EI Small Grant Program supported faculty and staff again this year, providing funding for a diverse array of educational innovations in blended and online learning. The program funded 16 proposals from six schools and colleges at a total of more than $105,000. Read more about the grant recipients and their innovative efforts.

Overall, the program received 37 proposals that were submitted from 12 schools, colleges, institutes and programs. The total amount of funding requested reached nearly $300,000. Proposals were evaluated and recommended for approval by a review committee consisting of faculty and staff from various campus units. Proposals were selected based on their exemplification of the program’s main theme (blended and online learning), alignment with departmental priorities, demonstration of long-term sustainability and, most importantly, impact on student learning.

Committed to supporting faculty and staff in their efforts to experiment with different pedagogical approaches and technologies, the EI Initiative plans to offer future open-funding opportunities next year and beyond.