The Johnson Teaching Grant offers funding of up to $1000 to cover expenses for innovative teaching projects. Applications from all disciplines are encouraged.

This application can be saved as a Word document for editing.  Type your answers under each heading.  Please provide a detailed budget including funds contributed by your department/program or other cost sharing along with a two page vita.  Meals are not funded. Applications from all disciplines are encouraged. Deadlines for application are October 20 and February 20.


2014-2015 Grant Recipients

Nicholas Mitchell, Assistant Professor of Health Sciences

Nicholas was awarded $2,000 to attend the Santa Fe Science Writing Workshop to identify best practices for teaching scientific writing. Professor Mitchell’s goal is to improve how scientific writing is taught in his department. Currently writing projects are one-off exercises designed to meet the needs of individual instructors, an isolated approach to writing instruction that makes it difficult to provide the appropriate scaffolding necessary to support skill development and establish assessment milestones. Professor Mitchell will evaluate all Health Sciences syllabi in his department and will work with his colleagues to design a scientific writing and assessment curriculum for Health Sciences majors.

Kim Spayd, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Kim was awarded $600 for materials needed to demonstrate the Heat Equation in Mathematics 381, a special topics course that focused on Partial Differential Equations.