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Union University Center for Faculty Development
Center for Faculty Development


Teaching & Learning Grants

Take the initiative to enhance student learning and consider applying for a Teaching and Learning grant. These grants are designed to enhance student learning inside and outside of the classroom either by attending a conference, designing a new course, re-designing a current course or through a creative "other activities" idea.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • Teaching and Learning Grant - Conference Attendance
    The Teaching and Learning Grant (Conferences) is for faculty to attend a conference that focuses on teaching and learning initiatives or faith integration.
    Deadline: October 3, 2014

  • Teaching and Learning Grant - Other Activities
    The Teaching and Learning Grant (Other) is for teaching/learning activities not related to conference attendance or course redesign/development.
    Deadline: October 3, 2014

  • Teaching and Learning Grant - Course Redesign/Development
    The Teaching and Learning Grant (Course Redesign/ Development) is for faculty members wanting to redesign an existing course or develop a new course. The award money can be used as a stipend or for project expenses. With approval of the department chair and dean, this grant could be used to pay an adjunct to teach a class and therefore provide release time for the faculty member.
    Deadline: October 3, 2014

2013-14 Recipients

Conference Attendance:

  • Nancy Cherry - Education
  • Bryan Dawson - Mathematics

Course Design/Redesign:

  • Jay Bernheisel and Georg Pingen - Engineering
  • Jim Kirk - Computer Science

Other Activities:

  • Nina Heckler - Sociology

2012-13 Recipients

Conference Attendance:

  • Cam Tracy - Communication Arts/Computer Science
  • Karen Martin - Languages
  • David Thomas - History
  • Emily Lean - Business Administration

Course Design/Redesign:

  • Jennifer Farroll - Athletic Training
  • Jason Crawford - English
  • Justin Barnard - Intellectual Discipleship and Chris Mathews - Music
  • Max Haifei Li - Computer Science
  • Christine Bailey - Composition Support/English

Other Activities:

  • James Huggins - Biology
  • Deidra Easley - Pharmacy

2011-12 Recipients

Conference Attendance:

  • Karen Miller - Business
  • Troy Riggs - Math
  • Ashley Blair - CommArts
  • Jean Marie Walls - Languages
  • Phillip Ryan - Languages
  • Julie Powell - PEWS

Course Design/Redesign:

  • Roman Williams - Sociology
  • Jan Wilms - Computer Science
  • Daniel Musselman - Music

Other Activities:

  • Ben Mitchell - Theology/Missions

2010-11 Recipients

  • Chris Blair
  • Kathie Chute
  • Matt Lunsford
  • Karen Martin
  • David Thomas
  • Roman Williams
  • Emily Lean
  • Justin Barnard
  • Troy Riggs
  • Joshua Veltman
  • Mary Anne Poe
  • Amy Williams
  • Ann Singleton

"Happy work is best done by the man who takes his long-term plans somewhat lightly and works from moment to moment 'as to the Lord.' It is our daily bread that we are encouraged to ask for. The present is the only time in which any duty can be done and any grace received."
-C.S. Lewis; Learning in Wartime, The Weight of Glory