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05 September 2007

Instructional grants available to faculty

Two teaching-grant programs are available to Berkeley faculty for the 2007-08 academic year.

The Instructional Minigrant Program provides rapid access to modest funds of up to $1,000 for small-scale projects to improve existing courses, develop new courses, evaluate instruction, and/or assess curricular needs.

Instructional Improvement Grants provide up to $4,000 for innovative projects that will directly and significantly affect teaching and learning, such as developing materials for new and existing courses and developing new modes of instruction. All faculty members, including lecturers, are eligible to apply.

The grant programs are sponsored jointly by the Academic Senate's Committee on Teaching and the Office of Educational Development. Both grant programs receive, review, and act upon applications on a rolling basis throughout the academic year.

Guidelines and applications for both programs are available online at teaching.berkeley.edu/grants.html. For more information, contact Steve Tollefson, Office of Educational Development, 403 Sproul Hall, 642-6392, tollef@berkeley.edu.

CITRIS noontime lecture schedule set

The CITRIS Research Exchange is a weekly roundtable of presentations and discussions that highlight ways to frame and tackle societal-scale research issues. The complete schedule for the fall semester of the seminar series is now online at www.citris-uc.org/RE-Fall2007. The seminars take place every Wednesday at noon in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Box lunches are provided.

These talks are free, open to the public, and broadcast live online at mms://media.citris.berkeley.edu/webcast. Webcasts from the current semester will be archived at the URL listed in the paragraph above, while those from previous semesters can be viewed at www.citris-uc.org/events/research_exchanges. For more information about CITRIS, visit www.citris-uc.org.