[from wmich.edu…]

Funding is provided for an Article 17.5 of the WMU-PIO Agreement 2016 – 2021 Instructional Development Grants. Western agrees to provide a minimum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) each year of this Agreement to be used to support teaching and learning proposals from bargaining unit members.

Proposals are encouraged as well from groups of part-time instructors, from departments, and from inter-department consortia of part-time instructors. Topics of proposals may include, but not be limited to: program development, continuing self-education, and international education. There are now two distinct forms you can choose from in applying for this grant. If you are seeking primarily travel/conference funding, then select the travel grant form.

If you are considering a creative project/event designed to enhance student learning, then you will want to select the project grant form. Proposals will be reviewed through a process developed by the Office of Faculty Development and approved by the Office of the Provost. Maximum award level is up to $1,000. If the cost of the trip is less than $1,000 only actual expenses will be reimbursed.