Funding to Support Development of New General Education Classes
Through a grant from the Teagle Foundation and in partnership with the Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT), funding is available to support the development of new General Education classes and modify existing non-GE classes to qualify as GEs.
A $5000 stipend to the professor developing the new course will be awarded to those submitting successful proposals. Funding is also available for a one-quarter GSR to assist with the course development. If the course proposal includes a plan for GSR support, a separate proposal must be submitted to the CAT Instructional Improvement Program (IIP) to secure the additional funds.
Funding for modifications to an existing course can be provided either as a faculty stipend or GSR support, but not both.
- Proposals should not exceed three narrative pages, including: (1) course goals, (2) how it will satisfy GE requirements, and (3) the specific tasks required to develop the course.
- Proposals must include a fourth page with a complete budget.
- As part of the proposal package, applicants submit a GE Track that inludes the proposed new course.
- A letter from the department chair or division dean is required indicating that if created, the course will be offered at least once in the 2021-2022 academic year and a statement of good faith to continue offering the course if enrollments are reasonable.
Both the Teagle and IIP grant proposal submission deadline for this fall cycle is November 12, 2021.
Applicants to the GE Course Proposal Grant can download the guidelines & submit proposals below.
What makes for a successful Proposal?
Successful proposals create a GE class that brings engineering students together with students pursuing non-engineering majors to form a diverse group of learners engaged in exploring a General Education topic while developing skills that are hallmarks of a liberal arts education
To help engineering students find these new GE classes and similar existing GE classes, the Samueli School of Engineering is actively identifying groups of thematically aligned GE classes called GE Tracks. Proposal writers are expected to propose a new GE Track. To view existing tracks, refer to the GE Tracks page.
Professors interested in submitting a proposal for the Teagle funds are encouraged to discuss potential course proposals with Professor Richard Wesel, the UCLA Teagle Foundation grant Director. Even if an instructor is not contemplating proposing a new or modified course, those with ideas for new GE Tracks for engineers or other ideas for more collaboration on curriculum between engineering and non-engineering units are welcome to contact Professor Wesel at email@example.com.