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FaCET - Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching


Teaching Enhancement Grant

The deadline for the Spring 2014 Teaching Enhancement Grants is March 18th, by 5pm.

The Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching (FaCET) provides grants to support UMKC teachers who are actively working to enhance college-level teaching and learning and who are willing to share this work with their colleagues. The grant program was initiated and developed by UMKC faculty and it is fully supported by the Provost and the Deans’ Council.

All part-time and full-time faculty at UMKC, including “clinical” and other special designations applied to teaching faculty in the various schools across both campuses. This includes all ranks of teachers who teach one or more classes per semester.

This program offers awards up to $2,000 per project (a maximum of $1,000 from FaCET plus equivalent matching funds from the Dean’s office of the applicant). A seven-member Teaching Enhancement Grant (TEG) Review Committee will review and make recommendations on all proposals. The committee consists of two faculty members from the Health Professional Schools and Biological Sciences, two members from the Non-Health Professional Schools, and three members from the College of Arts and Sciences. Review Committee members will serve for two years: every effort will be made to ensure the fair representation of all schools over the long-term.

In all cases, grant recipients will be asked to contribute to the campus-wide conversation about teaching and learning by presenting their findings/ideas/theories at a FaCET-organized gathering of colleagues within one year of the grant award. The structure of these gatherings will depend on the kind of work being presented: their format may range from informal reflections to conference-style talks. In the case of grants related to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, awardees may also decide to publish their work either on the public web-site managed by FaCET or in an appropriate discipline-specific journal

  • Teaching Enhancement Grants Information Sheet and Application Form - Spring 2014 [PDF version]
  • Teaching Enhancement Grants Information Sheet and Application Form - Spring 2014 [Word version]
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    Read results from recently funded Teaching Enhancement Grants in FaCET's 2010 Spring Newsletter!


  • Inclusion of Student Work

    If you are including student work of any kind, you will need permission.  The following form can be adapted to most situations:

  • Teaching Enhancement Grants Consent Form (only for applications that include student work)  [PDF version] OR
  • Teaching Enhancement Grants Consent Form (only for applications that include student work) [Word version]

  • Questions or Concerns?

    If you have questions or concerns, please contact Peggy Ward-Smith, WardSmithP@umkc.edu, 816-235-5863.

    Thank you for your participation in this program.