Each year, CLI offers several course development grants of $1000 to support faculty in the process of designing community learning courses–whether revising an existing course or creating a new one. This grant is available to all teaching faculty on tenure-track or renewable appointments, including new hires, and the funds may be used to support work in syllabus revision, project site identification, and/or collaboration among faculty, community partners and CLI staff. We especially encourage newer Trinity faculty to apply.
General Application Guidelines (details and deadlines TBA):
Your proposal should include:
- Contact information
- Title of course, one-paragraph catalog description, and semester to be offered
- Type of students who you will teach (e.g., majors, non-majors; intro or upper-level) and projected course enrollment.
- A 1-2 page description of the community-learning component to be added or revised, which should address these questions:
- What is the nature of the community learning activities that students will engage in?
- Who might be your community partner(s) or types of partner(s)?
- How will the community learning component connect with major themes in your course?
- How could adding/revising this component enhance student learning?
If you have previously taught this course, please attach a copy of the current syllabus. If you are developing a new course, you do not need to provide us with a complete syllabus. Rather, please provide enough descriptive detail of the course to allow us to understand the purpose of the CLI activities in terms of the content and structure of the course.