Provost's Learning Innovation Grants
The Provost's Learning Innovation Grants (PLIG) program was developed to broaden and enrich the learning experience of RIT students by funding faculty-initiated projects that enhance student learning. RIT has offered the PLIG program for 10 years, and 174 faculty projects have received funding during that time. The launch of the Innovative Learning Institute (ILI), and its charge to create a nexus of research and timely experimentation with emerging teaching and learning technologies and practices, led to an evaluation of PLIG and a revitalization of the program to:
- Better support dissemination of individual faculty learning to the wider faculty population
- Provide funding for the implementation of successful pilot projects
- Integrate funding with institute priorities
- Support the scholarship of teaching
Applications for PLIG funds are evaluated against the Institute’s definition and rubric of innovative teaching and learning.
Any teaching strategy, approach, technique, or tool that is used,
or used in a new way, to produce quantifiable gain for student outcomes
or the student experience, and can be implemented widely at RIT
Three Types of Grants
Exploration grants ($3,000-$5,000) provide seed funds for faculty to investigate an innovative mode or model of teaching and learning in terms of its potential to positively impact student outcomes and the student experience at RIT.
Focus grants ($1,000-$5,000) provide funds for faculty to develop or apply an innovative mode or model of teaching and learning that directly supports an RIT priority.
Implementation grants ($5,000-$50,000) provide funds for faculty to implement an innovative mode or model of teaching and learning that has been shown to positively impact student outcomes and the student experience at RIT with a wider group of faculty and or courses. (Beginning in the next academic year.)
Full-time lecturers, tenure-track, and tenured faculty are eligible to apply for PLIG grants.
Jenna Sadue, Staff Assistant
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