Instructional Improvement Program

The purpose of the Instructional Improvement Program is to encourage and support faculty efforts to improve undergraduate instruction. Support for this program comes from Undergraduate Instructional Improvement funds from the State Legislature and the Regents. These funds serve as seed money to encourage experimentation with new pedagogical ideas, methods, technologies, and content so that the quality of undergraduate instruction at the University of California remains excellent and commensurate with the quality of our research.

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The Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning announces the availability of Instructional Improvement Program Grants for 2021-2022. Funding for these grants is available from the Instructional Improvement Program. Proposal review is managed by the Office of the AVC and Instructional Development. The proposal process and grant administration is managed by Instructional Development. Proposals are due 31 March, 2022.

Please review the full Call for Proposals, Application Instructions and downloadable Proposal Template in the attached pdf files below. NOTE: You MUST be logged into Google Docs with your UCSB NetID and password to access the links.

Call for Proposals    Requirements and How to Apply

Faculty Mini-Grants 

The Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education announces the availability of Instructional Improvement Program Faculty MiniGrants. The Office of the AVC and Instructional Development manage the proposal review. Instructional Development manages the proposal process and grant administration.

The Faculty MiniGrant program provides campus-level support to faculty for smaller course and curricular redesign, enhancement, or improvement projects. Funding is available to develop enhanced learning experiences for undergraduate courses, acquisition or development of new instructional materials for undergraduate courses, or piloting new approaches to teaching that may form the basis of future, more extensive project proposals.

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Faculty MiniGrants Are Closed
for FY 2020-2021


Instructional Consultation
1130 Kerr Hall