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Transformational Education Initiative Mini-Grants

2018-2019 Transformational Education Student Success Mini-Grants

Submit proposals using our easy to submit process.

The Transformational Education Committee, and affiliated subcommittees, have highlighted priorities to benefit our students in the classroom. In order to help inspire new ways of thinking about these goals, we will be offering five to seven Student Success Mini-Grants of up to $2,000 for faculty who propose to engage in any of the following:

  • Fostering student engagement in first or second year core and gateway courses
  • Incorporating open source free (or low cost) textbooks in your courses
  • Interdisciplinary and/or Service Learning projects
  • Improving student outcomes 

We want to hear from you!

We invite all full-time faculty at UMass Lowell to submit teaching ideas that could benefit from small amounts of funding ($500 to $2000). At this stage, all we need are 200 words (or fewer) describing your idea; no budget is required for this round. If we think your idea is interesting and promising, we will ask you to present it more fully to representatives from the committee.


  • By April 6, 2018 at 11 p.m., complete the form below including your 200 words (or fewer) description.
  • By April 16, the committee will select proposals for the presentation round.
  • During the period from April 18 – 27, 2018, we will ask you to present your idea more fully by making a 5-10 minute “pitch” which will include your budget. More details about the pitch will be provided if your initial idea is selected.
  • Awards will be available for projects to be implemented during fall 2018 or spring 2019.
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Title:  The Live Action Mural Project
Department:  Art and Design
Courses:  Various Freshman Art and Design courses

Title:  Implementing a Course-Embedded Writing Tutor Program
Name:  Mary Gormley
Department:  English
Course:  The Seminar on Teaching Writing

Title:  Integrating the Difference Makers Principles into the Nursing Curriculum
Department:  School of Nursing
Courses:  Research in Nursing and Health Care (RNHC), Community Health and Health Policy (CHHP), and Community Health Project (CHP)

Title:  Flipped Classroom, Free Textbooks, and an Embedded Tutor in the Honors Physics Sequence
Department:  Physics
Courses:  Honors Physics I and II

Title:  Teaching Non-Traditional Music Learners with Compassion and Empathy
Name:  Gena Greher
Department:  Music
Course:  Progressive Performance and Production Pedagogy

Title:  Transformation of the ECE Teaching Laboratories - A New Laboratory Teaching Paradigm
Department:  Electrical and Computer Engineering
Courses:  Various 

Title:  Vibes and Waves in Action
Department:  Sociology and Electrical & Computer Engineering
Courses:  Community Service and Signals and Systems