Curriculum Innovation Grants












Curriculum Innovation Grants investigate promising innovations in undergraduate and graduate education to potentially enable wider implementation.

In 2015, $500,000 was awarded through the Faculty Innovation Center in Curriculum Innovation Grants of up to $50,000 per grant. We received 44 proposals this year and are pleased to fund these 11 outstanding projects:

Project Title Grantees College/School
Freshman Cornerstone Project: Creating a freshman project for experiential learning Amit Bhasin, Stephen Boyles and Jill Marshall Engineering
Creating a Statistics Online Support (SOS) Resource Platform Sally Amen and Kristin Harvey Natural Sciences
Integrated Simulated Nursing Skills Mastery using Video Peer-to-Peer Team Review Leigh Goldstein and Scott Hudson Nursing
Implementation of a hypothesis driven research experience into a large upper division biology course Steven Vokes and Stefanie Leacock Natural Sciences
Creating Online Instructional Materials and Self-Correcting Exercises for Learners of Less-Commonly-Taught Languages (LCTLs) Thomas Garza, Jeannette Okur, Adi Raz and Blake Atwood Liberal Arts
Pre-Placement assessment exam for PHY 30x Series classes Harry Swinney and Xiaoqin Elaine Li Natural Sciences
Building UT’s Capacity in Learning Analytics using the Energy 101 Course App Maura Borrego Engineering
Effective Thinking Through Mathematics, Extended Campus Version Michael Starbird Natural Sciences
Exploring Food & Urban Change: Theory & Praxis Kevin Thomas Communication
Transforming Peer Review: Promoting Teaching and Learning through Collaborative Reflection and mentoring S. Natasha Beretvas, James Hoffman, Diane Schallert, Mary Steinhardt and Jo Worthy Education
Clinical Advancement in Simulated Environments (CASE) Courtney Byrd Communication

Learn More about the CI Grantees and their projects.