The Center for the Core Curriculum is pleased to announce funding opportunities available for faculty members interested in developing courses that fulfill flag requirements beginning fall 2014.
Completed applications must be submitted by January 15, 2014. For more information about the awards, including the requirements, applications forms and selection process, please click on the relevant links below.
Funded by the Green Fee
The Center for the Core Curriculum and the Office of Sustainability are sponsoring an award competition for the development of new courses or course conversions to a PLUS model. To be eligible for either award, a course must address issues related to sustainability and fulfill the requirements for one or more flags. Three $6000 awards are available for new courses, and five $1500 awards are available for conversion to a PLUS-supported course.
Funded by the EU Center of Excellence Grant
The Center for European Studies is sponsoring an open competition for one $5000 award for the development of a new course that focuses on ethical leadership in the European Union or in EU-US relations. Courses may cover a variety of topics and must fulfill the requirements for the Ethics and Leadership flag.
Funded by the Thomas Jefferson Center
The Thomas Jefferson Center is sponsoring a number of grants to develop courses in all fields of study that will focus on the reading of core, original texts and that will qualify for the university’s Ethics and Leadership flag. Grants will be awarded in the amount of $3000 to create a new course or $2000 for the revision of an existing course that meets these criteria. To apply for a course development grant, please submit a 1-page proposal outlining the texts to be studied, the major questions to be pursued in the course, and the means by which you propose to satisfy the requirements of the Ethics and Leadership flag. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with preference given to courses that meet essential needs of the Program in Core Texts and Ideas or of the English, History, or Social Studies tracks of UTeach Liberal Arts. Please submit applications directly to the academic director, Lorraine Pangle, who is also happy to discuss ideas for potential new courses and course revisions in advance. For complete guidelines on developing Core Texts courses please see: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/coretexts/teaching/teaching.php.