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Submission, Selection & Support

Pre-Proposal Submission and Selection

Interested faculty with exciting ideas at any stage of development are encouraged to submit a pre-proposal for consideration. Teams should submit the pre-proposal by October 10, 2022, using the online submission form.* See Criteria & Eligibility for more details.

Pre-proposals will be considered and evaluated based on the Challenge criteria and priorities. The selection committee will choose up to 10 pre-proposals for development into full proposals.

*Participants are encouraged to review the submission form and prepare the required information before beginning the online form.

Full Proposal Development, Submission and Support

Teams with selected pre-proposals will be invited to a workshop in early November to help them develop their full proposal for the grant competition. The workshop and subsequent individualized consultations will help teams investigate avenues of innovation and areas of opportunity, as well as avoid any potential barriers to the successful launch of a new program. All full proposals must include the following:

  • Enrollment goals
  • Market analysis
  • Career opportunities
  • Whether substantial new investment in facilities will be required
  • Possibilities for collaboration with other units
  • Intended/preferred modality
  • Approval and/or commitment to support from chair and/or dean’s office
  • Agreement to a particular support structure and oversight
  • Narrative addressing any priorities that have been specified or any stipulations
  • Disclosure of other funding (e.g., grant)

Details for submitting the full proposal will be shared the teams.

Final Proposal Selection and Support

All submitted full program proposals will be reviewed, and winning proposals will be announced in January 2023. The Provost’s Office will provide selected teams with curriculum development and planning support, as well as up to $10,000 in grant funding to support the team’s work. Continued support from the Provost’s Office may include but is not limited to:

  • Grant administration
  • Competitive market research
  • Curriculum development support
  • Curriculum mapping and assessment of learning planning
  • Consultations during development of Intent to Plan and Full Program Proposal
  • Professional development opportunities for faculty in a variety of areas related to teaching and learning, curriculum and assessment
  • Exploration of new market opportunities, delivery methods and modalities, and collaborative structures