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Call for RASI Statement of Intent

The Center for Teaching and Learning's goals to strengthen student retention and revitalize faculty development call for faculty-initiated and -developed projects that make substantial changes in pedagogy or delivery methods for the promotion of student retention and success. The Center for Teaching and Learning will provide financial incentive and academic support for faculty to revitalize high-enrolled courses which traditionally have had low success rates. Course revitalization will take place Spring/Summer 2016 and piloted Fall 2016 or Spring 2017. Courses with lower enrollment will also be considered for funding. Participation is open to all full-time faculty.


Project Timeline

October 2, 2015:                    Statement of Intent submitted

October-November 2015:       Faculty development related to course revitalization

December 4, 2014:                Course Revitalization Proposal submitted

January 2016:                        Proposals selected for funding by the Senate RASI Committee

Spring 2016:                          RASI Teaching Academy for selected faculty

Spring/Summer 2016:            Course development by selected faculty

Fall 2016/Spring 2017:          Pilot of revitalized course

Spring 2017:                          Evaluation of Fall pilot and continued pilot of revitalized course.



A stipend of $8,800 will be paid to a team of at least two faculty members whose proposal is selected to revitalize a course with enrollment of 100 or more students per academic year. A stipend of $4,400 will be paid to any team whose proposal is selected to revitalize a course with fewer than 100 students. A stipend of $4,400 will be paid to a single faculty member whose proposal is selected to revitalize a course, regardless of its enrollment size. One half of the stipend will be paid upon selection; the other half will be paid upon completion of all aspects of the project: attending faculty development, developing the course, piloting of the course, evaluating the outcome of the project, and disseminating the results to faculty.


Statement of Intent Deadline and Procedure

A Statement of Intent form will be included on this webpage. The form should be typed, signed by the applicants, approved and signed by the Chair of your department, and submitted for review to the Center for Teaching and Learning at P.O. Box 4544 by October 2, 2015.  If you have any question, contact Dr. Gray Kane at 221-7638 or via email at