May 5, 2000
Volume XXXIII, No. 18

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Innovative teaching grants available

A grant program recently funded by the Health Science Center President's Council is geared to enhancing the quality of instruction at the institution.

The "Innovative Teaching Grants Program" is funded with a $25,000 award from the President's Council. The program encourages interdisciplinary teaching. Funding preference will be given to grant submissions that involve collaboration among two or more departments or schools at the Health Science Center.

Grants are available to faculty and graduate students who have clinical, laboratory or didactic teaching responsibilities. Awards may be used to introduce an innovative instructional program lacking adequate resources, or grants may serve as seed money for new teaching programs that have the potential to receive sustained funding from government or private sources.

The hope is that these awards will encourage continual improvement of faculty teaching skills, the development of new instructional methods and the enhancement of student-teacher communication.

Proposals for the program will be reviewed by the Office of Educational Resources Advisory Committee. The submission deadline is June 22. Funding for approved projects begins Sept. 1. For more information, contact Dr. John Littlefield, director of the Division of Educational Research and Development, at ext. 7-2280, or by e-mail at littlefield@uthscsa.edu.