CCTL Grants

To foster inquiry into college teaching and learning, the CCTL (College Committee on Teaching and Learning) is pleased to offer grants to NU instructors who conduct classroom-based inquiry into active and/or integrative learning in higher education. The grant awards will be between $1500-2000 per project depending on the application quality and the number of applicants.

Beginning spring 2015, after receiving three consecutive CCTL grants recipient will be ineligible in year four.

Starting with the 2019 award year, we require applicants to use the CCTL grant template. This template contains similar questions as in prior years but is organized to streamline the grant application and review process.

It is further recommended that you look at the refined rubric before preparing to submit your application.

1 copy of the grant application is due in electronic (.pdf or .docx) format by 5 p.m., Monday March 25, 2019 to the CCTL committee at cctl@niagara.edu.

Applicants will be informed of the committee's decision by April 30, 2019 and stipend payments will be disbursed by May 31, 2019.

Grant applications will be evaluated by a subcommittee of CCTL. Grants are available to instructors of credit bearing courses or required learning skills courses. The grants focus on higher education (not high school or lower levels) and must relate to active and/or integrative learning.

Before submitting your application, please review the rubric that the CCTL subcommittee will use to evaluate this year's grant applications.

Members of CCTL who apply for a grant will not serve on the review subcommittee. 

Grant recipients will be expected to sign a grant agreement and make a presentation of their findings at the annual CCTL conference or a seminar organized by Niagara University’s CCTL.

For more information, please contact cctl@niagara.edu.

The following are the projects that were funded with CCTL grants for the 2018-2019 academic year:

Name

Department

Title

Ann Rensel and Kristine Principe

Management, Economics

Team-based learning while testing: using the Immediate Feedback Assessment technique in a cooperative setting in undergraduate business courses     

Patricia Briscoe

Education (Ontario)

Poverty simulation

Todd Inouye and Patrick Tutka

Management, Sports Management

International facility and event negotiation

Vanessa Haddad and Yonghong Tong

Sociology, Computer & Information Sciences

Creating and using a mobile game to improve student learning in sociology

The following are the projects that were funded with CCTL grants for the 2017-2018 academic year:

Name

Department

Title

Patrick Tutka

Hospitality

Using real life marketing to provide sport management students with applied experience from the classroom

Michael Barnwell

Philosophy

Turn & Write! A Strategy to Improve Deep Comprehension and Critical Thinking

Todd Inouye

Management

Increasing Awareness of Bounded Ethicality in Business through Active Learning

Hope Russell

History, Women's studies

Acknowledge, Aspire, Act—! How Active Reading Strategies Transform Teaching and Learning in Introduction to Women’s Studies

Paula Kot & Jamie Carr

English

Experiential Literature

Vanessa Haddad

Sociology

Using Sim City to Teach Major Sociological Concepts

Shih-Jen Kathy Ho & Yonghong Tong

Accounting & CIS

Develop and use an Accounting Mobile App to enhance teaching and learning in Accounting

Patrick Foran

English

Leaning In or Digging Deep: Perspectives on Feminism In and Outside the Classroom

Joel Louwsma

Math

Inquiry-oriented activities in Linear Algebra