Office of Language Assessment

Curriculum Design

Grants to realign and redesign curriculum to meet Competency, Practical, or Advanced outcomes:
  • Instructors must submit a detailed proposal, identifying the desired outcomes and outlining how the redesigned curriculum will achieve those outcomes.
  • A corresponding assessment must be in place before applications for Curriculum Design Grants can be submitted.
  • These awards will be granted during Summer for courses that will be offered the following academic year.
  • Participants will receive up to $4,500.00 upon completion of curriculum design.
Intensive Language Sequences

Grants to develop new, academic-year intensive sequences to deliver more than one year of instruction in a three-quarter sequence. We highly recommend attending one of the assessment workshops before applying for this grant.

  • Instructors can elect to combine first- and second-year courses, culminating in the Practical Language Proficiency Certificates, or, second- and third-year courses, culminating in the Advanced Language Proficiency Certificate (with study abroad).
  • Attendance at the Curriculum Design workshop is required.
  • These awards will be granted during Summer for courses that will be offered the following academic year.
  • A corresponding assessment must be in place before applications for Curriculum Design Grants can be submitted.
  • Participants will receive up to $4,500.00 upon completion of curriculum design.

To apply:

Prerequisite: Completion of a proficiency test.
Applicants submit an application form and statement of purpose on our LPII Canvas site.  They must describe in detail how the course and course materials they plan to design and develop fit into the overall curriculum.  All curricular revisions must adhere to reverse design models: outcomes must be identified and defined, both formative and summative assessments must be in place. Participants may also wish to design new formative assessments as part of their grant. The application form must be signed by the language coordinator (where applicable) and department chair. Applications and proposals for Summer 2022 are due on Canvas by Monday, May 16, 2022.