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The FFR Demonstration Grant Program will provide faculty and staff with the opportunity to try new ideas for which no significant background or information exists to predict the likelihood of success. Demonstration Grants may also be pilot projects. The Demonstration Grants will be funded for two year at a maximum of $15,000. If the Demonstration Grant is successful, the project may be proposed in a subsequent year as an Implementation Grant.
The primary goal of the FFR Demonstration Grant is to encourage faculty and staff to create solutions for teaching and learning improvement. Proposals relating to service learning, experiential learning, enhancement of student performance on General Education objectives, assessment of student outcomes in the major, and the improvement of student retention and success are appropriate to the mission of FFR.
It is a goal of the FFR Demonstration Grant that the completed projects be presented in some format to the University community. Feedback as to the effectiveness of creative or novel solutions should be discussed and synthesized by the academic community.
It is the goal of the FFR Demonstration Grant to only support projects that have clear, well-developed evaluative measures. The assessment process must be appropriate and well-integrated into the project plan.