Presidents Commission on the Status of Women

Curriculum Integration Grants

Curriculum Integration Grants for the Summer of 2015 are due on February 9, 2015 by 4:30 pm.

Download the 2015 flyer: 2015 Curriculum Integration Grants

See syllabi produced by some of the past recipients of the Curriculum Integration grant.  

Read the news releases on past recipients: 20132012, and 2011


Guidelines for the Curriculum Integration Grant

Three summer grants in the amount of $1,800 each are available for the integration of the experiences and perspectives of women into the curriculum. The grants are intended for use in the summer of 2015 by tenured or tenure-track faculty members and may lead to future publication opportunities with the assistance of the LT&ITC (The Learning, Teaching, and Innovative Technologies Center) through their initiative on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL).  

Curriculum Integration Grants are awarded to support the completion of one of the following projects:

  • revision of a course
  • revision of a general education course for Study Abroad program
  • creation of a new course
  • re-conceptualization of a current minor
  • creation of a new minor

Proposals will be reviewed by selected members serving on the Academic Issues Subcommittee of the President's Commission on the Status of Women. Successful proposals should demonstrate a commitment to innovative teaching techniques as well as careful consideration of the intersection of women's concerns with notions about race/ethnicity, class, and sexual orientation. Given the recent reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, we particularly encourage proposals that engage students in a better understanding of this pervasive social problem.  Priority will be given to courses that are developed or revised for the undergraduate curriculum and those that can be implemented within two years. Eligibility is limited to faculty who have not received a Curriculum Integration grant in the past four years.

Applications for this grant must include the following:

(1) the completed application cover page (which will download automatically as a Word doc) with the required signatures (yours, your chair's, and your dean's);

(2) a description of the project, including (a) the pedagogical theories that are driving the course development, course revision, or minor creation, (b) how the resulting course/minor will be an asset to the curriculum of your department, college, and the university, and (c) how the resulting course/minor incorporates innovation in teaching/learning;

(3) statement of goals and objectives for the summer effort you will use to develop/revise the course (the tentative goals and student outcomes for the course itself can also be included);

(4) a timeline for completion and implementation of the project, including the schedule of work to be done during the development phase (summer 2015) as well as an indication of when the course would be offered or the minor would be available;

(5) a tentative bibliography of materials relevant to the development and implementation of the course/minor, including materials on the theories and methods of curriculum integration (i. e. sources about the pedagogical foundation for your approach to integrating women into the curriculum);

(6) a curriculum vitae.

Applicants should fill out the application cover page (which will download automatically as a Word doc), collect the required signatures, and scan the form.  Both the form and the proposal should be emailed to pcsw@mtsu.edu. The deadline for submission of proposals is Monday, February 9, 2015 by 4:30 pm. Please note: late applications will not be accepted or reviewed.

Grant recipients will be required to present the completed project to both the President's Commission on the Status of Women and in a second forum, such as the LT&ITC, Scholar’s Week, or another MTSU forum. Recipients will also be required to provide the committee with a copy of the finished syllabus, course proposal, minor proposal, or revised minor no later than the fall meeting of the President's Commission on the Status of Women.

Below are links to syllabi produced by some of the past recipients of the Curriculum Integration grant. The syllabi are posted for reference only. None of them may be reproduced or distributed without the permission of the author.

Grant inquiries should be directed to Dr. Leah Tolbert Lyons at 898-2982 (leah.lyons@mtsu.edu).

Fill out the application cover page (which will download automatically as a Word doc).