The Office of Undergraduate Studies is pleased to announce the Student Success and Engagement (SS&E) faculty grant program. FGCU faculty members are encouraged to submit proposals for projects designed to increase student success and engagement in their general education courses. Such projects could include the incorporation of common intellectual experiences into multiple section courses, the incorporation of service-learning into a class, the development of interdisciplinary linked courses and other forms of academic learning communities. Priority consideration for the awarding of these grants is given to projects designed to lead to improvement in the engagement and retention of undergraduate students at FGCU.
From 2008-2011, the Office of Curriculum and Instruction sponsored a series of Creative Course Design in General Education grants, supporting faculty initiatives designed to enhance student learning and achievement within the FGCU General Education Program. These grants were designed to fund activities above and beyond regular faculty responsibilities, and to help foster creativity and innovation in general education course design. Project proposals focusing on interdisciplinary content and/or teaching across disciplines were particularly encouraged.
General Education Policy and Criteria 10-09-2008 [.pdf - 281 KB]
General Education Curriculum Process 10-02-2007 [.pdf - 118 KB]
Gordon Rule Policy 09-15-2006 [.pdf - 198 KB]
Anna Haney-Withrow. "Using Rubrics and Repositories for Course and Program Assessment." Presentation for the Faculty Learning Discussion Series on Teaching, Learning & Assessment: Excellence in the Academy, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, Florida, March 2, 2011.
Scott L. Karakas. "Creative and Critical Thinking in the Arts and Sciences: Some Examples of Congruence." Forum on Public Policy Online 2010:2 (September 2010).
Halcyon St. Hill, Scott Karakas, Kamla-Kay McKenzie and Nora Demers. "FGCU Strategic Model for Revitalizing General Education: Shared Governance in Action." Paper presented at the 112th Annual Meeting of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, New Orleans, December 8-11, 2007.
Lois Christensen and Danielle Rosenthal. "A New Approach to Engaging a Campus in Issues of Assessment." Paper presented at the 47th Annual National Conference of the Association for General and Liberal Studies, Portland, Maine, October 18-20, 2007.
Rebecca Totaro, Pamela Schreiber and Scott Karakas. "The University Conversation on General Education: A New Approach to Engaging a Campus in Issues of Assessment." Paper presented at the Association of American Colleges and Universities Conference on General Education and Assessment, Miami, March 1-3, 2007.
Rebecca Totaro, Michael McDonald, Bette Jackson, Charles Mathews, Lois Christensen, Halcyon St. Hill, Mary Ann Zager, Danielle Rosenthal, Joseph Ravelli, Carolyn Burnette, Pamela Schreiber and Kamla Kay McKenzie. "Team Faculty Service Award." Presented at the Florida Gulf Coast University Celebration of Excellence, April 21, 2006.