Course Development and Instructional Improvement Program

The Course Development and Instructional Improvement Program (CDIIP) provides funding to support faculty projects to enhance undergraduate instruction. Funding is available in three groups:

  • $100K for small ($2K-$5K) individual or modest (<$25K) team efforts
  • $100K allocation from the UCOP ILTI program for the development of a completely online course or courses
  • $100K allocation from Academic Affairs for the development of hybrid or online courses

The CDIIP committee looks for projects that can improve the quality of undergraduate education, impact many students, improve time-to-degree, and increase interactions between faculty and students, particularly at the lower-division level.

Faculty members are encouraged to develop comprehensive strategies to improve undergraduate instruction in collaboration with their departments or academic units, the Teaching + Learning Commons, and the Office for Online and Technology Enhanced Education, as appropriate.

We especially encourage proposals that address the varied needs and perspectives of our diverse student population. Additionally, faculty experiments with new instructional technologies, including the development of online, hybrid, or flipped courses are welcomed.

Proposals for funding are reviewed by the CDIIP Committee. The Executive Vice Chancellor – Academic Affairs makes final allocation decisions.

Applications are now open for AY 2017-18 (See Application Instructions below)

AY 2017-18
Application deadline: April 3, 2017
Announcement of awards: end of May, 2017
Funds available: July 1, 2017
Progress report due: June 15, 2018

AY 2016-17
Awards announced: May, 2016
Progress report due: June 15, 2017

Application Criteria

  • Full-time Senate faculty who are engaged in undergraduate education are eligible.
  • Awards are made in the form of grants to cover expenses including but not limited to faculty release time, faculty summer support, summer graduate student support, support for Educational Technology Services or other technical assistance, materials, or other justifiable expenses.
  • Applications must include a plan for assessment of student learning outcomes and a plan for sustaining the efforts beyond the duration of the grant.
  • A progress report on each CDIIP award is due on June 15 of the following year.

Contact

Please contact Barbara Sawrey, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs/Dean of Undergraduate Education (AVCDUE@ucsd.edu), for questions regarding the CDIIP.

Application Instructions

Due to campus single sign-on time limit restrictions, each session can last only 60 minutes. If you exceed this time, your responses may be lost. Therefore, we recommend that you answer the questions below in a separate document and then copy your responses to the application form.

When you are ready, use the CDIIP Application Form to enter your information.

  1. Project Title
  2. Project Summary (3-4 sentences)
  3. Itemized Budget Request
  4. Total Budget Amount Requested
  5. How will the project improve the quality of undergraduate education and/or increase interactions between faculty and students? (4 paragraphs max)
  6. How many students will the project impact, particularly at the lower division level? (2 paragraphs max)
  7. How will the project affect time-to-degree? (2 paragraphs max)
  8. How will the instructional improvement address the varied needs and perspectives of our diverse student population? (2 paragraphs max)
  9. What methods of assessment will be used to measure the student learning outcomes of the instructional improvement? (3 paragraphs max)
  10. Describe your plan for sustainability of this project beyond the duration of the plan (3 paragraphs max)
  11. Describe any collaboration with other departments, academic units, the Teaching + Learning Commons, or the Office for Online and Technology Enhanced Education as is relates to this instructional improvement (3 paragraphs max)

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