Faculty Development Grants

Faculty Development Grants for Assessment of Student Learning

Supporting Excellence in Learning and Innovative Pedagogy

The Center for Faculty Excellence Faculty Development Grant Program has provided $441,470 to many teaching/research teams of faculty and staff, who have encouraged and facilitated the development and creation of findings relevant to the assessment of student learning, the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, or research relevant to institutional research, assessment and accreditation.  What has remained constant is the annual programming designed to enhance student learning, promote the scholarship of teaching and learning, and facilitate institution-wide understanding of effective teaching.  Grant recipients commit to publicly share their research to on-campus presentations designed to familiarize the campus with the grant recipients and their projects.

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iew grant programming history.  Projects have advanced beyond the initial "seed" grant showcasing Creighton University's commitment to academic excellence for faculty, staff and students.  Such as discipline-specific articles to national publications, and conference presentations. 

Grant Program Goal/Purpose:

  • To encourage and facilitate the development and creation of findings relevant to the assessment of student learning, the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, or research relevant to teaching and learning. 
  • To provide seed money for a work in its early stages, developing a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project, and/or designing faculty development initiatives to achieve advancements in student learning.

CFE 2021 Grant Program Series: (virtual only)

Fourteen teaching/research teams, including 36 faculty and 3 students, were awarded the 2021-2022 Faculty Development Grants.  Total funded amount $22,650.  The grant teams will be presenting the findings, successes, challenges, and next steps of the specific grants one of the following grant program series.  Learn more about each grant.

View schedule of grant presentations for specific program below.

  • Exploring and Discerning the Impact of Active Learning Experiences
    Mon., March 28; 3:00-4:00 p.m. CST/1:00-2:00 p.m. MST; Zoom
  • Active Learning Environments Forster Resilience Among Faculty and Students
    Tues., March 29; 3:00-4:30 p.m. CST/1:00-2:30 p.m. MST; Zoom
  • Aligning Student Connections Mindfully in Reasoning and Assessment
    Wed., March 30; 3:00-4:00 p.m. CST/1:00-2:00 p.m. MST; Zoom

2023 Grant Call: Open in October

For inquiries about the faculty development grant program, contact Mary Emmer at 402.280.4779 or maryemmer@creighton.edu.