The Provost’s Learning Innovations Grants (PLIG) program was developed to broaden and enrich the learning experience of RIT students by funding faculty-initiated projects that enhance student learning. More than 200 RIT faculty projects have received funding since the program was initiated in AY 2000-2001. The launch of the Innovative Learning Institute (ILI) in 2012, and its charge to assist in the creation of exceptional learning experiences for students, led to an evaluation of PLIG and revitalization of the program to:
- Better support dissemination of individual faculty learning to the wider faculty population
- Provide funding for the implementation of successful pilot projects
- Integrate funding with institute priorities
- Support the scholarship of teaching
There are two types of PLIG grants:
Exploration Grants are funds for "proof of concept" investigations into the development, adaptation, or application of a new, different, or untried teaching approach, practice, or procedure.
Focus Grants provide funds for faculty to develop, apply, and/or research an innovative mode or model of teaching and learning that directly supports an RIT priority. The two focus areas for the PLIG 2015 cycle are:
- Applying a flipped classroom model to (re)design all or part of a course
- Applying learning analytics to study the effectiveness of new technologies and pedagogies for teaching and learning
Provost’s Learning Innovations Grants may range from $1,000-$5,000.
For more information, read the official Call for Proposals (PDF)
All full-time RIT faculty are eligible for PLIG grants.
To apply for a PLIG Grant:
Applications are due January 26, 2015.