Assistant, Associate or Full Professors and equivalent-rank professors of practice who have been employed by any University of Nebraska campus for at least two years are eligible to submit funding applications.
For FY 2019-2020, the University of Nebraska Central Administration will make up to nine awards across all campuses to support the development of new courses or the revision of existing courses whose purpose is to introduce global or international perspectives to large numbers of students as part of the on-campus curriculum. A single application process will be used across the University of Nebraska and applications will be reviewed through a competitive process.
- It is expected that new courses selected for funding will be proposed through the appropriate departmental, college, and campus curriculum committees for review and approval.
- Proposals must include a formal evaluation of the course, in addition to regular course assignments and a final grade.
- The maximum budget available for anyone's course is $5000. A detailed budget is required as part of the proposal. Possible expenditures could include summer salary (with departmental approval), travel to develop course-related materials, partial support for a student worker, and purchase of books or resources for the course.
- New course proposals will be evaluated based on the evaluation criteria listed below.
- The deadline for submitting proposals is November 6, 2019. Please forward your proposal to:
UNMC: Dr. Jane Meza, Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Engagement, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- A letter or email of support from the applicant’s department chair must be included with the proposal in order for the proposal to be considered complete.
Proposals will be evaluated based on the following:
1. Course description and instructor(s) (20 points)
Identify the following:
- The individual(s) who will create/revise and teach the course and their experience with the proposed content, including teaching or research at a previous institution. Attach a recent CV for those individuals involved with the course.
- The academic department in which the course will be offered.
- The proposed level of the course.
- How frequently the course will be offered after it is created/revised and officially approved.
- How many students the course is expected to enroll each time it is offered.
- Key objectives of the course, including proposed learning outcomes.
- Steps to be taken to get the course approved through the approval process (department, college, campus-wide, etc.).
2. Need for the course (10 points)
- Explain why the proposed course is needed by the academic department or program and how it fits into the curriculum of both the academic department and other majors or minors or programs on campus.
- Indicate whether the academic department offers other courses on similar or related topics. If so, please identify and describe (1-2 sentences per course).
- Indicate the level of support from the department chair.
3. The proposed budget and cost-effectiveness (10 points)
- Provide a detailed budget with proposed costs and a timeline for expenditures.
- Identify the person(s) who will incur those costs.
- Explain whether other funds will be used to leverage NU Central’s funds for this curricular project from department, college, or other sources.
4. Assessment of impact (10 points)
- In addition to regular course assignments and final grades, describe other steps that will be taken, such as pre/post assessment activities or a tracking system, to assess whether the proposed course has made a difference in the personal and professional development of the students who enroll in it.
- Provide a timeline for the evaluation process and its implementation once the course begins.