"Growing by Degrees"
Maryland Course Redesign Grants

Funded by the Lumina Foundation for Education

The Maryland state team for the Growing by Degrees initiative, funded by the Lumina Foundation for Education, invites participation in a statewide initiative for institutions that are interested in redesigning large-enrollment, multi-section undergraduate courses.

The major goals of these course redesign grants are to:

  • Find new ways to improve undergraduate student learning outcomes
  • Demonstrate these improvements through rigorous assessment
  • Reduce instructional costs, freeing up institutional resources for other academic priorities
  • Develop the internal capacity of faculty and administrators to continue the redesign process at each participating institution

During the first year of this program (2010-2011 academic year), we expect to provide $20,000 each in grant funding for up to eight Maryland higher education institutions (including public-four year institutions, independent four-year institutions, and two-year institutions). A priority emphasis will be placed on developmental education courses in mathematics and other "bottleneck" courses that institutions have identified as posing significant challenges to student retention and progression.

In addition to the course redesign projects that will be funded in this first round, we anticipate that a second cohort of ten to twelve projects will be selected during the 2011-2012 academic year.

The Growing by Degrees course redesign RFP can be found here:

For additional information, Erin Knepler, P-20 Program Director, at 301-445-2781 or eknepler@usmd.edu.

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