Innovation Grants

Academic Outreach and Innovation is pleased to provide grant opportunities to Shippensburg University faculty. For additional information on these grant opportunities, please contact Tracy Schoolcraft (tascho@ship.edu, x1371).

Academic Innovation (AI) Grants

AI grants engage in a study of the challenges and barriers to student success in critical courses, and design and implement new strategies to overcome such barriers and improve student success. Grants will be awarded for a three year period, beginning in summer 2016. Teams of faculty are encouraged to submit course redesign proposals that develop and integrate new strategies, pedagogies, or technologies into all sections of a course that are designed to ensure student success and engagement.

Interested individuals and teams are highly encouraged to attend a pre-application meeting on either Feb 25, 3:30-4:30 pm, in LL205 OR Mar 2, 3:30-4:30 pm, in LL106.

Application deadline: March 25, 2016
For the detailed Call for Proposals and to apply visit https://ship.infoready4.com, and click on “AI: Academic Innovation Grants”. For questions, contact Tracy Schoolcraft (tascho@ship.edu, x1371), Jim Delle (jadelle@ship.edu, x1151), or Chris Sax (csax@ship.edu, x1348).

New Academic Program Development (NAPD) Grants

NAPD grants focus on the development of new credit-bearing academic programs designed to enhance Ship’s existing academic reputation, differentiate Ship from other universities, complement Ship’s existing academic programs, attract new student audiences, meet the evolving educational needs of PA’s workforce and adult non‐traditional student population, and assist in meeting Ship’s budget gaps.

Individual faculty or teams of faculty are encouraged to submit proposals for summer 2016 grants, with special emphasis on programs that are: representative of a cutting edge specialty within an existing discipline; certificates (now a minimum of 9 credits) and stackable credentials; baccalaureate degree completion programs; designed to meet the needs of adult, part‐time, non‐traditional students; aligned with the professional needs of PA’s workforce; offered online, off-campus, or in a blended format; offered in accelerated formats; designed to begin as an offload program offered through PCDE.

Application deadline: April 8, 2016

For the detailed Call for Proposals and to apply visit https://ship.infoready4.com, and click on “NAPD: New Academic Program Development Grants”. For questions, contact Chris Sax (csax@ship.edu, x1348) or Tracy Schoolcraft (tascho@ship.edu, x1371).

Conference and Workshop Grant Program

The Conference and Workshop Grant Program provides funding opportunities for a limited number of Shippensburg University faculty to attend a selected set of conferences and workshops. This program is designed to engage departments, faculty, and the curriculum in academic initiatives focused on increasing student engagement, success, and retention, academic quality, and the achievement of student learning outcomes. Additionally, the program is designed to integrate such initiatives occurring at the national level into Ship’s ongoing practices and to assist faculty in furthering their professional development. The 2015-2016 program details will be available in August, 2015.

Quality Matters Scholars (QMS) Grant Program

The Quality Matters Scholars (QMS) Grant Program is designed to assist faculty in incorporating the course design principles of the Quality Matters Program (QM - qmprogram.org) into online, blended, and face-to-face classes in ways that are designed to increase student engagement, success, and retention, academic quality, and the achievement of student learning outcomes. Additionally, the program is designed to develop a cadre of Ship faculty to serve as QM leaders on the Ship campus, and to assist faculty in furthering their professional development. Funding is available for various levels of engagement in the program. The 2015-2016 program details will be available in August, 2015.

Academic Camp Grant Program

The Academic Camp Grant Program is designed to assist faculty in developing summer academic that focus on areas of interest to K-12 students, are content rich, and include a high degree of experiential activities and interaction between faculty members and students. The summer 2016 program details will be available in September 2015.