Engagement

2022 Awards and Grants

The Office of Community Engagement and Applied Learning is proud to present the following awards in 2022!


1898: Futures and Legacies Curriculum Development Grant

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In partnership with OCEAL, OIDI, EI, and CTE, Summer Pedagogy Development Initiatives encourage faculty to develop new or redesign courses on 1898. 1898, its Legacies and Futures is an interdisciplinary initiative that brings together UNCW faculty to design curricula and place-based applied learning experiences for students to reconstruct the lives of Black people in Wilmington and the Cape Fear region over the long 20th century, from before the massacre of 1898 to the incarceration of the Wilmington Ten. Our goal is to strengthen university relationships with community partners and to brainstorm curricular ideas, projects, and policy changes that would be needed for the sustainable integration of our ideas into the UNCW curriculum.

The development grants aim to create curricula that reflect the complexity of democracy within Wilmington impacted by 1898 with a vision for a resilient future. This curricula must help students understand the complexity of 1898 as the most significant democratic historical event rooted in geographic place. The curricula will also link the historical events with present day issues of inequity in the democratic process and those impacts on our local community, region, state, and nation.  The scope of 1898 curricular design includes but is not limited to race, equity, diversity, history, civic participation, democracy, genealogy, geography, placemaking, community based participatory research, storytelling, place, memory, ideology, dominant or subjugated narratives, identity, etc. 

Those who receive the 1898 curriculum development grants will be a part of a curriculum development cohort. This cohort will receive a library of 1898 essential reads. This cohort will meet twice weekly from May 24 – June 16, 2022, with our time divided between touring Black history sites in Wilmington, attending presentations from community partners and outside experts, and workshopping participants’ syllabi and course materials.

As part of a larger initiative surrounding 1898 curriculum development, we encourage faculty to develop courses within the University Studies Category, “Living within a Diverse Nation.” 1898 will provide context for discussing the meaning of democracy with our students, and we intend to work with the local community of Wilmington, NC, which has an ever-growing recognition of these events, their locations, and the people still impacted by it. Community-based course work and research is not solely an experiential lab for student learning and reflection. This work asks for a mutual reciprocity between community and university stakeholders.

Award and Activities

Summer Stipends of $4,000 are awarded to support projects with the potential to produce courses that fit the above description.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, the applicant:

  • Must be a full-time, nine-month, continuing faculty member.
  • May teach no more than three credit-hours during Summer I nor receive other June salary.
  • A faculty member may not receive both a CTE Initiative and other university funding for pedagogical development during the same 22/23 AY.
  • Preference will be given to those applicants developing courses that live or propose to live within the University Studies category, “Living within a Diverse Nation.” The faculty member is responsible for submitting LDN University Studies paperwork for their course by Curriculog by October 1, 2022.
Application Deadline and Proposals

By April 7, the applicant must submit a completed, electronic application via InfoReady: https://uncw.infoready4.com/#viewApplicationForm/1867034

Please address questions regarding uploading submissions to the Office of Community Engagement and Applied Learning, care of Chloe Kitts at kittsc@uncw.edu.   

Proposals
The application must be written for a multi-disciplinary audience and shall include the following:

A brief (maximum of two pages, double-spaced) description of the proposed pedagogy development, including a statement of:

  • the course’s contribution to the issues, ideologies, concepts, and/or social and historical importance of 1898, its legacies and futures;
  • how the course addresses any of the aforementioned topics, concepts, issues as addressed above;
  • specific criteria and methods by which the applicant will assess the effectiveness of the activity; and
  • If applicable, how the proposed course will contribute to University Studies’ “Living within a Diverse Nation” band
A brief bibliography.

Selection of Recipients

Procedures
OCEAL, OIDI and CTE will convene the Awards Committee and present applications to the committee for review. After consultation with this committee, the director will announce award recipients by April 15

The selection committee, appointed by the AVC for OCEAL will consist of members of the 1898 curriculum development board including co-chairs Dr. Lynn Mollenauer and Dr. Tiffany Gilbert; previous recipients; and members of OIDI, OCEAL, and CTE. 

Criteria
In evaluating proposals, the committee will consider:

  • the overall quality of the proposal;
  • the method and feasibility of the project;
  • its potential contribution to the 1898 curriculum project;
  • its adherence to recognized standards of teaching excellence; and
  • its potential benefits for the applicant; the applicant’s department, school or college; and the university and its students
Subsequent Responsibilities
Subsequent responsibilities for those faculty members who are selected include participation in two future workshops; submission of final course syllabus; teaching their course within two calendar years of RFP submission and acceptance; and, if applicable, submitting the LDN University Studies paperwork for their course by Curriculog.

Contact information
Please address questions to Jeanine M. Mingé, Ph.D., AVC for OCEAL at mingej@uncw.edu

Click here to apply on InfoReady!

Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in Community Engagement

The UNCW Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in Community Engagement is hosted by the Office of Community Engagement to recognize junior members of UNCW’s faculty that have been exceptional partners with the university’s regional community in the areas of engaged and applied learning, engaged scholarship, and community service. Awards will be presented to faculty members with a distinguished record of engagement. Recipients of these awards have made a significant contribution to our institution’s culture of engagement, further establishing, and strengthening UNCW’s commitment to mutually beneficial partnerships with our communities.

Recipients of the Faculty Award will have demonstrated an exceptional record of engagement with the university’s regional community. The award will be given to the individual that demonstrates excellence in collaborative work, resulting in a partnership that produces positive differences in the community and enhances the life of the university.

Faculty affiliated with the university can nominate a Faculty member, who has been an outstanding partner in engagement projects and/or community service within the past three years. To nominate someone, please submit a letter of nomination to Chloe Kitts by March 15. Award nominees will be notified by March 22. To be considered, nominee’s must submit a curriculum vitae and a one page statement outlining relevant work. Materials are due March 14 and should be submitted through InfoReady. Award winners will be announced May 2 and honored in a ceremony in Fall 2022.  

Staff Award for Excellence in Community Engagement

The UNCW Staff Award for Excellence in Community Engagement is presented by the Office of Community Engagement to recognize members of the UNCW Staff that have been exceptional partners with the university’s regional community in the areas of engaged and applied learning, engaged scholarship, and community service. Awards will be presented to staff members with a distinguished record of engagement. Recipients of these awards have made a significant contribution to our institution’s culture of engagement, further establishing, and strengthening UNCW’s commitment to mutually beneficial partnerships with our communities.

Recipients of the Staff Award will have demonstrated an exceptional record of engagement with the university’s regional community. The award will be given to the individual that demonstrates excellence in collaborative work, resulting in a partnership that produces positive differences in the community and enhances the life of the university.

Faculty, staff, and students affiliated with the university can nominate a member of the UNCW Staff, including themselves, who have been an outstanding partner in engagement projects and/or community service within the past three years. To nominate someone, please submit a letter of nomination to Chloe Kitts by March 15. Award nominees will be notified by March 22. To be considered, nominee’s must submit a curriculum vitae and a one page statement outlining relevant work. Materials are due March 14 and should be submitted through InfoReady. Award winners will be announced May 2 and honored in a ceremony in Fall 2022.  

Community Partner Award for Excellence in University Engagement

The UNCW Community Partner Award for Excellence in University Engagement is presented by the Office of Community Engagement to recognize community organizations that have been exceptional partners with the university in the areas of engaged and applied learning, engaged scholarship, and engaged service. Awards will be presented to community organizations with a distinguished record of engagement. Recipients of these awards have made a significant contribution to our institution’s culture of engagement, further establishing and strengthening UNCW’s commitment to mutually beneficial partnerships with our communities.

Recipients of the Community Partner Award will have demonstrated an exceptional record of engagement with the university. The award will be given to the community agency/group/institution that demonstrates excellence in collaborative work with university students, staff, and faculty, resulting in a partnership that produces positive differences in the community and enhances the life of the university.

Faculty, staff, and students affiliated with the university can nominate an organization that has been an outstanding partner in engagement projects within the past three years. Organizations can include businesses, religious organizations, nonprofit organizations, K-12 public schools, and other groups who have partnered with a university unit on engagement projects.

Faculty, staff, and students affiliated with the university can nominate an organization, including their own, that has been an exceptional partner to UNCW. To nominate an organization, please email a letter of nomination to Chloe Kitts by March 15. Please include a name, phone number, email address and detailed description of community and university engagement. Nominees will be notified on March 22. To be considered, nominee’s must submit a curriculum vitae and a one page statement outlining relevant work. Materials are due April 5. Award winners will be honored in an awards ceremony in Fall 2022

Applied Learning & Community Engagement Pedagogy Initiative Awards

Request for Proposals

The Office of Community Engagement and Applied Learning provides funding to support the development and integration of projects across the University that are focused on delivering high-impact, innovative applied learning experiences to UNCW students. We are also dedicated to funding, promoting, and supporting projects that can deliver innovative, mutually beneficial community engaged projects and research opportunities.

Due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, all applicants should be prepared to provide a remote implementation plan for their project in the event that face-to-face or hybrid implementation is not possible. For projects that would involve face-to-face implementation, you must include a contingency plan that would allow your project to proceed at an equivalent level of high-quality applied learning if the University requires you to conduct the project remotely. If you do not provide a contingency plan, or if your contingency plan does not meet the similar quality standards to that of your face-to-face project plan, we may not be able to guarantee funding in the event that face-to-face implementation is restricted. Education Abroad experiences should consider virtual options and alternatives as we are unable to predict the state of international COVID-19 related travel restrictions for upcoming semesters. You should also consider whether or not your project would need students or community partners to complete waivers (currently required for all off-campus student activities and courses).

We are committed to actively increasing equity in access to Applied Learning experiences as well as increasing efforts to educate and engage students about the issues facing marginalized groups. To further this goal, we are now asking all applicants to describe the Diversity & Inclusion efforts that will be made within their project whether through directly including these efforts in student learning outcomes, integrating them into the focus and subject of the project, implementing it in your plans to engage with the community, or through other means. Consider both student, community, and project content when you discuss the Diversity & Inclusion efforts of your project.

Faculty and staff from all departments and offices are encouraged to apply. Funded proposals will clearly outline an innovative, high-impact applied learning experience involving UNCW students, which may or may not be tied to a new or existing course. Both individual and team submissions are welcomed and encouraged. While not required, preference is given to projects which display strong interdisciplinary and/or interdepartmental partnership, innovative pedagogy, and plans for sustainability beyond the initial semester of funding. First-time applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications will be accepted for projects that will be implemented Summer 2022 or beyond. The next application cycle will be due October 15th, 2022, for Spring 2023 and beyond.

Applications Open

January 15th, 2022

Applications Due

March 15th, 2022

Awards Announced

April 15th, 2022

Instructions

In order to be eligible for funding, a completed grant application must be submitted in InfoReady no later than March 15th.

No paper or hard copy submissions of the application will be accepted. Applicants should answer all questions using the form and response boxes included in the online submission form linked in InfoReady.

Applicants must include information for all co-applicants and their direct supervisors on the application. Supervisors will receive notification of the application through InfoReady and are required to sign-off before application is considered complete.

Acknowledge Section Instructions by Entering the Date: At several points throughout this application, you will be asked to enter today's date as a way to acknowledge that you have read and understand the instructions for each section. Please remember to enter the date in these sections to complete your application.

Incomplete applications will not be forwarded on for review. Applicants are responsible for tracking the progress of their application and ensuring it is complete the deadline. Questions about status should be directed to appliedlearning@uncw.edu.

Requirements

A complete grant application will address all of the requirements listed below. Each requirement has a corresponding set of questions in InfoReady that must should be fully addressed by the applicants.

Applied learning projects should integrate each of the 6 requirements of AL (discussed in greater detail below): learning outcomes, intention, reflection, application of knowledge, acquisition of knowledge, and summative conclusion;

Make sure you list your project's Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) explicitly;

Integrate Diversity & Inclusion efforts into your project according to the instructions given above. Utilize the resource below for specific areas of Diversity including, but not limited to, first generation students, veterans, persons with disabilities, racial minorities, and lgbtqia+;

Projects with a Service Learning and/or Community Engagement focus must clearly list their community partner and provide a plan detailing how the work being undertaken in the project will be of direct benefit to, and will be shared with, that community partner.

Outline a Plan and/or idea(s) for assessing the project;

Attend the Pedagogy Initiatives Orientation preceding the semester of your project.

Meet with assessment consulting team lead by Fellows from the Applied Learning Assessment Center;

Complete all required assessment data collection, as detailed in your consultation meetings and as identified by the Applied Learning Assessment Center(e.g., final reflection, instructor/leader survey).

Defining Applied Learning at UNCW

UNCW defines applied learning as an intentional educational experience that includes specific learning outcomes, intentionality, reflection, acquisition and application of knowledge from coursework and other educational experiences, and summative conclusion (at a minimum would include reflections)—all of which will be evaluated. Descriptions of each of these components are listed in the application materials.

Supplemental Materials

On the right-hand side of this page you will see several supplemental materials available for download.

Budget Template: Download and complete this budget template, detailing the line items you will be requesting if granted funding through this award. You will need to upload and attach this budget in order to submit your completed application.

Diversity & Inclusion Learning Outcomes and Resources: This guide can help you both in writing specific Diversity & Inclusion Student Learning Outcomes and in developing your overall Diversity & Inclusion plan.

Evaluation Rubric: This rubric is the same tool used by evaluators to assess the quality of each project.

Community Engagement Grants

Community Engagement at UNCW includes collaborative activities involving university faculty, staff, and/or students that are carried out in conjunction with, and with potential benefit for, groups and organizations in the community, be it local, regional, national, or global. This includes a wide variety of events, programs, research, clinical practica, creative performance, and service-learning projects that involve the unique expertise of university and community partners.

Community Engagement Development Grants (CEGs) support semester or year-long scholarly projects that represent collaborative partnerships among community partners, students, faculty, and staff teams. Projects should advance the development of community partner capacity, engage students in service-learning and/or research, and facilitate the evolution of faculty scholarly identity as it relates to community-identified needs. The goal of this community engagement grant is to expand and deepen the mutually beneficial relationships among faculty, staff, students, and community partners.

CE Dissemination Grants support dissemination on the value of community-engaged teaching, learning, and scholarship, and best practices in community-engaged research, teaching, and learning. Typically, dissemination grants provide short-term support to share lessons learned with higher education stakeholders based on significant change efforts or research studies. For example, this could support students to present and/or publish CE work (such as in the Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research. The process for applying for and administering a dissemination grant is the same as requests submitted as a Development Grant.

Maximum funding of $3,000 for individual faculty projects, $5,000 for faculty teams.

Expectations

The Community Partner should be specified in the application.

Must involve at least one graduate or undergraduate student in the project.

Must pay a minimum of $500 to Community Partners for their time. Include in the application the scope of work/list of services.

The Office of Community Engagement and Applied Learning is creating a community of practice for faculty who are doing this type of work. If you receive this grant funding, you are expected to participate in this community, which includes attending workshops and other events.

CEG grants should provide a dissemination plan.

CE Dissemination grants should provide information for how their dissemination will benefit all stakeholders including the community partner, students, faculty, the university, and the broader field.

Other Dissemination and Assessment requirements to be communicated upon receipt of the award.

Spending Guidelines

Undergraduate and Graduate salary:  All students who are not already employed by UNCW must complete hiring documents. Your admin associate can help your student(s) complete their hiring paperwork. Please complete this process as soon as possible, as students cannot be paid until they are in UNCW’s system.

Faculty and graduate student stipends: You should contact the college or department financial support staff to process stipends/payments.

CE is funded with general funds so we will only consider funding things appropriate with general funds. Will not fund anything considered a gift, books, incentives, gift cards, food, etc.

Any questions you or your financial services staff member might have about managing the funds can be directed to Karen Barnhill (barnhillk@uncw.edu).

Reporting 

All faculty who receive Community Engagement Awards are expected to submit a written report of project results, dissemination plans, and expenditures to Community Engagement. We can help share the news of your project if you include pictures from the project, feedback from your community partners, and a summary of the project results.

Applied Learning Strategic Initiative Award

Purpose of the Applied Learning Strategic Initiatives Program

Deadline: March 15th, 2022

The Applied Learning Strategic Initiatives Program forms part of UNCW’s portfolio of programs, projects, and operations designed to optimize applied learning objectives as outlined in the Chancellor’s Strategic Plan and advanced by campus stakeholders. Due to the significant successes over the last five years of short-term, individual/small team applied learning projects (e.g., Applied Learning Pedagogy Initiatives, the Summer and Spring Undergraduate Research & Creativity Awards (SURCA)), UNCW has acquired the expertise to optimize applied learning by focusing on the following three areas:

Improving equity in and access to high-impact applied learning (AL) for all UNCW student populations;

Scaling the number and increasing the scope of AL; and

Enhancing the quality and demonstrating the positive impact of AL on student learning outcomes.

The Applied Learning Strategic Initiatives Program will support team-based projects that require increased resources and longer time horizons to implement. Awardees may receive up to $10,000 per fiscal year for up to three consecutive years. Successful projects (time-limited) will transition into ongoing, operational programs. Because building toward post-award sustainability is crucial, successful applications will demonstrate alignment between university- and unit-level goals, as well as a commitment by the functional-area leader, (e.g., Dean).

Additional Funding for Community Engagement in Strategic Initiatives
Additional resources are available for Strategic Initiative projects which partner with and involve community organizations, groups, or other partners. These additional funds are available for each of the three years of Strategic Initiative implementation to support the joint efforts of UNCW and Community project members, with particular focus on involving student scholars and undertaking work that positively impacts our Community Partners.

Application Instructions

All awarded applications will receive funds of up to $10,000.00 each fiscal year for up to three consecutive fiscal years. These funds can be used for graduate assistant pay, undergraduate pay, faculty or staff stipends, equipment or supplies, travel, and course buy-outs. On a case-by-case basis, the Evaluation Committee may also approve the limited use of “unrestricted, discretionary trust dollars” to support discipline-specific activities and industry standards that directly advance project goals and in which the expenses are not allowed for use by state funds. No more than 10% of any yearly budget may consist of support from trust dollars.

Continued funding for accepted proposals across fiscal years will be contingent upon the successful completion of each stage of the project timeline.

Due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, all applicants should be prepared to provide a remote implementation plan for their project's first year in the event that face-to-face or hybrid implementation is not possible in Fall 2022 and/or Spring 2023. For projects that would involve face-to-face implementation, you must include a contingency plan that would allow your project to proceed at an equivalent level of high-quality applied learning if the University requires you to conduct the project remotely. If you do not provide a contingency plan for the 22-23 Academic Year, or if your contingency plan does not meet the similar quality standards to that of your face-to-face project plan, we may not be able to guarantee funding in the event that face-to-face implementation is restricted. We do not know how long this pandemic will last nor can we anticipate its conditions or intensity, so we want to make sure your project, if awarded, would be able to execute regardless of pandemic conditions.

Applications must be completed and submitted by 11:59pm, March 15th, 2022. You must receive approval from your dean(s) by Friday, March 25th, in order for your application to receive funding consideration.

The Direct Supervisor and Dean(s) of all applicants must provide their approval and if we do not receive their approval for the project to continue through the evaluation project, your proposal will not be evaluated. Applicants are responsible for confirming that their chair/direct supervisor and dean(s) are aware that they need to review and approve the application in order for it to move forward.

Evaluation Process

Proposals will be evaluated by a team consisting of a representative group from across UNCW including faculty/staff designated by the Deans of Cameron School of Business, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Health and Human Services, and Watson College of Education; Faculty representatives from each College; and other stakeholders from Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, and other campus offices.

Evaluation will take place following the submission deadline and the evaluation committee’s funding decisions will be based on the application’s strength in each of the areas described in the Strategic Initiatives Rubric: Access, Scaling, Quality, Program Impact, and Program Design & Management.

Post-Award Processes

Interim and Annual Progress Reports

At the end of each semester during which the project is active, we will expect a brief interim report on the project’s current progress towards its stated goals, use of funding, PI and student activities undertaken, and a reflection on the current semester’s progress.

At the conclusion of each year of implementation, we will expect a detailed report that catalog’s current progress toward stated goals, the project’s overall status in its 3-year timeline as described in your proposal, and any adjustments, discoveries, or adaptations made. This annual report must also include all materials required in the interim reports and a separate interim report is not required during the semester in which you submit your annual progress report.

All Student Assessment data should be submitted to  appliedlearning@uncw.edu at the end of each year of the project.

Consultation, Resources, and Support available

Applied Learning Assessment Center consultations are available both before and after receiving funding. If you would like to consult with Applied Learning Assessment fellows about how you can integrate better evaluation practices, strengthen your own teaching, or support your own research and publications through your project's Assessment, contact us at  appliedlearning@uncw.edu.

Upon receiving a Strategic Applied Learning Initiative Award, the Office office of Applied Learning will send you information regarding an award kick-off meeting with the grant team and appropriate campus stakeholders and support personnel.

SURCA (Support for Undergraduate Research and Creativity Awards) - Spring 2022

Goals and Purpose

SURCA’s goal is to enhance faculty-mentored applied learning research and creativity
opportunities for undergraduate students.

SURCA is committed to supporting undergraduate research across the diverse disciplines
that characterize UNCW and representing the University’s diverse student body.

SURCA encourages projects that integrate students early in their academic career at
UNCW, projects providing new or innovative opportunities for students, projects providing
new programmatic perspectives, projects expanding upon promising advanced and
existing work, and both individual and team-based work is encouraged.

This current call is open for Summer 2022 project applications.

Due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, all applicants should be prepared to provide a remote implementation plan for their project in the event that face-to-face or hybrid implementation is not possible. For projects that would involve face-to-face implementation, you must include a contingency plan that would allow your project to proceed at an equivalent level of high-quality applied learning if the University requires you to conduct the project remotely. If you do not provide a contingency plan, or if your contingency plan does not meet the similar quality standards to that of your face-to-face project plan, we may not be able to guarantee funding in the event that face-to-face implementation is restricted.

Application Materials and Instructions

In order to apply you will need to both complete the fields in this InfoReady application as well as answering the questions in the supplemental materials provided. You can download all required materials on the right-hand side of this page, including the Common Applied Learning Internal Funding Questions, the SURCA Application Questions, and the SURCA Budget Table.

Award and Funding information:

Up to $5,000 is available per project, per calendar year. Funds will be dispersed consistent with university policies and are available for the following categories:

Mentoring Support – Maximum of $1,500 total per project. Support can include Travel in support of Student mentoring, supplies, or Faculty Mentoring Stipend.

Alternatively, up to $1000 maximum for graduate assistants.

If you are not requesting mentoring support, this amount may be reallocated into student support.

Student support – Maximum of $3,500 total for the following categories:

Student salary, divided between all students involved in the project. Students will be paid at a rate of $10/hour (subject to applicable taxes) and must be eligible to be hired through your department as university employees. Students may not receive salary for work specifically required as part of a DIS or any other course in which they are enrolled during the semester of their SURCA work.

Travel –SURCA travel funds are available for research and creative work, not for project dissemination. Students must be hired as university employees to receive travel support. For project dissemination support, please see the CSURF Travel Awards (http://uncw.edu/csurf/travelawards.html)

Supplies – All supplies must directly support and enable undergraduate student research and creativity and should be purchased as soon as possible and by no later than May 1st for Summer projects.

SURCA Eligibility

Faculty: Faculty members who hold full-time appointments on the UNCW campus. Faculty not returning to UNCW full-time in Fall 2022 are ineligible to apply for Summer 2022 funding.

From the Faculty Handbook: The University’s faculty, broadly defined, consists of… members of the teaching, research, or administrative staff who hold an academic title, including those on special faculty appointment. Academic titles include professor, research professor, visiting professor, associate professor, research associate professor, visiting associate professor, assistant professor, research assistant professor, visiting assistant professor, lecturer, senior lecturer, and special faculty members.

Students: Summer 2022 SURCA students must be registered for classes at UNCW in the Fall 2022 semester. Summer SURCA students are not required to be registered for Summer 2022 sessions but they must be registered for classes at UNCW for the Fall 2022 semester in order to be eligible.

Consecutive SURCA Limits: In order to provide opportunities to a wide variety of disciplines and students, SURCA students may not receive more than two total SURCA awards over the course of their academic careers at UNCW. Faculty Mentors may not receive more than two consecutive SURCA funding awards; after receiving two consecutive awards, faculty must wait at least one SURCA Funding Round before they are eligible for SURCA funding again.

Dissemination, Reflection, and Award Requirements

Dissemination of Findings

SURCA Assessment Requirements, including any reflections, presentation, dissemination, and other work products that must be submitted will be explained during SURCA award orientation.

SURCA Awardee Orientation

If awarded, all faculty mentors, graduate assistants, and undergraduate students involved in your SURCA project must attend a SURCA awardee orientation. At this orientation you will receive resources that will help you implement your project, learn about how to access and use your SURCA funds, and receive information about presentation and dissemination opportunities. All project members must attend orientation in order to receive access to SURCA funds. You will receive more details about this orientation at the time all SURCA awards are announced.

Utilizing SURCA Funds

In keeping with current University policies on purchasing deadlines, all supply and material orders must be entered by no later than February 15th for Spring projects and no later than April 15th for Summer Projects.

All SURCA supply and material expenses must be completed by no later than May 15th, meaning that the supplies must be delivered, received, and receipted by then. Otherwise we will lose access to the SURCA funds and we will not be able to cover those expenses.

SURCA Reflection

As part of your SURCA project, the Faculty Mentor(s), graduate students, and undergraduate students involved must complete critical reflections, thoughtfully examining their experiences and what they’ve learned and gained. Upon receiving a SURCA funding award, we will provide you with these reflection prompts and related resources.