Who is Eligible?

All full-time faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Sawyer Business School, and the Law School are eligible to apply for a TEALIG. Please note that CTSE Advisory Board members are ineligible to apply for funding and faculty may not receive funding in back-to-back funding cycles.

Please note that we are unlikely to fund activities such as course (re)design or the design of new teaching activities (you are welcome to attend a CTSE Course Design Institute for assistance with these tasks). TEALIGs also do not fund the purchase of laptops. Proposals funded in the past have been in support of projects that go above and beyond typical faculty responsibilities.

What are the (TEALIG) funding levels? 

Grants for categories 1 and 2 will be awarded up to $2,000. A group of 2 or more may apply for up to $5,000. For category 3 an amount sufficient to cover registration, travel and accommodation will be awarded. Budgets may be approved in whole or in part. Faculty may apply for only one category of award each funding cycle. Funding received can be used only for the category of award applied for. All awards are subject to availability of funds.

All applicants must include a budget (including a breakdown of how the funds will be spent) with their proposals.

Payment of TEALIG awards is through reimbursement or salary stipend. The CTSE will only release your funding once you have provided us with evidence that your project is underway (e.g., if you need reimbursements) or that your project is completed (e.g., for a salary stipend). You need to submit your summary report to the CTSE before your salary stipend will be released. Salary stipends cannot be prepaid and taxes will be applied. Questions regarding payment should be directed to Danny Fontaine-Rainen (dfontaine-rainen@suffolk.edu).

What are the criteria for awarding a grant?

Grants for Categories 1 and 2 will be judged by the following criteria:
1. Abstract
2. Statement of the teaching and learning problem or question the project is responding to (i.e. the context for the project)
3. Clear and obtainable educational goals and objectives for the project
4. Quality of the evaluation and assessment plan

Grants for Category 3 will be judged by the following criteria:
1. Abstract
2. Statement of the teaching and learning problem or question the presentation is responding to (i.e. the context for the presentation)
3. Statement of the generalizability of the presentation
4. How the presentation fits with the theme of the teaching and learning conference to be attended

Who decides the awards?

The Awards Committee will be under the auspices of the CTSE, and will be composed of full-time faculty members from each school and at least one CTSE staff member.

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