In order to encourage development of more effective teaching and learning strategies, the university annually provides funds for academic renewal grants (ARG's). These grants are administered by the dean of each school, and applications and guidelines are available from each dean.
The Wabash Center:
The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion offers grants, workshops, and resources for teaching religion and theology.
SPU Teaching and Technology Grant:
The goal of SPU's Teaching and Technology Grant is to evaluate curricular uses of instructional technologies using a pilot test to determine if adoption enhances teaching and learning. While SPU’s current budgeting model for technology guarantees systematic replacement of supported technology, it does not provide a funding mechanism for exploring innovative uses of instructional technology. This proof-of-concept grant will provide up to two $5000 awards during Winter Quarter 2008 to be used by Autumn Quarter of 2008. This grant is sponsored by Instructional Technology Services, the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development, and Computer and Information Systems.
For more information on the application process please visit the ITS website.
Northwest Academic Computing Consortium:
SPU is a member of the Northwest Academic Computing Consortium (NWACC) which is made up of 33 private universities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and Hawaii. They have an annual grant process for faculty at member institutions seeking $10,000 awards toward using technology for teaching and learning.
The 2008 NWACC deadline for submitting grant proposals was February 22, 2008. Links to previously awarded grants, and the online submission form are available on the NWACC website.
If you are interested or considering the submission of a 2009 NWACC Grant Proposal, you should review and complete the SPU External Grant Application form no later than four weeks in advance on the 2009 deadline.
You may also contact the Center's grant writer, Laura Lundahl, for grant preparation and pre-submission review assistance. It should also be noted thatl grants leaving SPU must be in to University Advancement two weeks in advance of the deadline grant.