Faculty and Staff

Internal Grant and Funding Opportunities

CETL provides resources for faculty members to engage in activities to further their development and scholarship, or to provide educationally-meaningful activities for students outside the classroom.

Teaching Scholars
Full-time faculty members who wish to implement innovative teaching and learning strategies are eligible to apply for semester-long Teaching Scholar appointments. Teaching Scholars are responsible to implement a specified project and disseminate their new knowledge within the Grand View community. The focus of the funding fluctuates depending upon changing institutional priorities, but typical projects funded for 1-3 credits of overload include:

  • research best practice and implement pedagogical strategies that lead to improved classroom instruction and increased student engagement/achievement;
  • engage in a scholarship of teaching and learning project to document and disseminate effective classroom practices;
  • utilize classroom technologies in new and effective ways; or
  • develop curriculum (new course proposals must be approved by the GV Curriculum Committee before the Teaching Scholar application is made).

Limited funding is available and the application form includes a rubric describing how funding decisions are made. Applications are made available each semester; please contact Pam Christoffers ( or Kevin Gannon ( for additional information.

Faculty-Student Engagement Grants
Mini-grants are available to fund educational activities held outside of the normal classroom to augment what’s being taught in the classroom and to help students feel connected to GV, their instructor, and each other. These activities help students’ social and intellectual development and allow them to gain insights into goals and career choices. All full and part-time Grand View faculty members are eligible to be reimbursed for expenses incurred through these activities – up to $200 per semester.
Typical activities include outings such as poetry readings at a coffee house, biology field trip to the lake, pizza study sessions before the mid-term/final exams, traditional African dinner served at a faculty member’s home, and trips to the Art Center.

Limited funding is available and the application form describes how funding decisions are made, including relationship to classroom objectives, creativity, and more. Applications are made available each semester; please contact Pam Christoffers ( for additional information.