Pedagogical Initiative Grants
In recent years Humanities Departments at Rutgers have revised their offerings, both to meet the requirements of the Core Curriculum and to create courses in entirely new or recalibrated categories: Byrne Family Seminars, Interdisciplinary Honors Seminars, and Language Engagement Courses. These exciting curricular changes have asked faculty to focus on content. The Humanities Pedagogical Initiative now asks faculty to turn its attention to the means by which students learn. All Humanities undergraduate courses of 3 credits or more (or attached to courses of 3 credits or more), including Interdisciplinary Honors Seminars originating in Humanities departments, are eligible.
Grants in the form of research funds will range from $1000 to $3500, depending on the scope of the project. Proposals that involve collaboration with or borrowing from disciplines beyond the Humanities are encouraged.
Submit an Application
Completed applications with endorsement of UGD and Chair due February 15th, 2019
Grant awards announced March 13th, 2019
Since Rutgers is vast, decentralized, and sprawling, it is difficult for any of us to be aware of the communities, tools, and resources already devoted to pedagogical innovation. Grant applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the resources listed here.
Open Classroom with Professor Richard Serrano
Muslim Spain T/TH 1:40-3:00 TILLETT-111 (LIV)
How do you get students to teach themselves a topic on which they know nothing? Professor Serrano invites all Rutgers faculty, instructors and teaching assistants to visit his course on Muslim Spain, which he teaches with active learning pedagogy.