Faculty Development Summer Grant

The Center for Instructional Innovation & Assessment presents the availability of a limited number of summer grants for Western faculty who wish to enhance their courses. At least six awards of $4,000 are available for work to be done during Summer Quarter.

This program will acquaint faculty with instructional design processes, available technologies, open-source resources, and ideas for course enhancements. Faculty must be available to attend a 5-day on-campus workshop in June (June 17-21), and will then work independently to implement their improvements, supported by CIIA and ATUS staff over the summer. A basic level of Canvas knowledge and experience is essential.


  • April 10, 5 p.m. - Due date for submission
  • April - Applications will be reviewed by the CIIA Faculty Advisory Board and awardees will be notified via email before the end of the month.
  • June 17-21, 2019 - Faculty attend five-day, on-campus faculty development sessions.
  • Summer 2019 - Faculty complete course development activities with support as needed.
  • Academic Year 2019-20 - Faculty teach transformed course, assess improvements, and submit further plans to CIIA.


The application requires responses to several prompts, attached syllabi, and electronic signature by the applicant’s department chair. To facilitate this process, the application is available as an e-sign form:


  • Faculty must be available to attend 5-day on-campus workshop.
  • Faculty can teach up to 5 summer credits and still participate.
  • Faculty cannot also be receiving a summer teaching or development grant.
  • Faculty cannot also be receiving development funding for the same course from other sources.
  • Faculty may receive this award and a summer research grant, if not teaching.
  • Priority would go to people without a summer grant in a tie breaker.
  • Faculty must teach enhanced course during the 2019-20 academic year.
  • Former recipients may re-apply every third cycle (e.g., 2016 participants can re-apply in 2019).


Justina Brown, CIIA
Email: Justina.Brown@wwu.edu
Haggard Hall 154F