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Course Design Enhancement Fund

The Course Design Enhancement Fund (CDEF) is designed to support innovation for course design or redesign. The goal of the funding is to assist faculty who are interested in integrating new teaching approaches into their courses or disseminating their teaching innovations at conferences.

CETL will provide funding for books, supplies, equipment, technology, and/or travel. These should be directly linked to the development of a course at KSU, its facilitation, or its dissemination to the academic community.

Funds used toward equipment and computer software purchased will fall under the usual University fiscal rules; namely, equipment and computer software become the property of the University, earmarked for the individual's use while at the institution.

Funds used toward travel will be prioritized, as follows: Travel for conference presentations of the applicant’s innovations will receive top priority (for disciplinary conferences with education tracks, disciplinary teaching conferences, or general teaching/SoTL conferences). Proof of acceptance of proposal is required to complete the application. Travel for course development purposes or teaching conference attendance will be considered.

Application Deadline

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 11:59pm


Up to $1500.00


Selection is competitive. The selection committee will review each application. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. You will be notified within two weeks of the deadline if your application has been funded.

All KSU-supported research projects are administered in accordance with established University fiscal procedures and research policies. These include all travel regulations, policies relating to the protection of human subjects, and policies related to intellectual property rights. All publications and presentations must acknowledge the assistance of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.


Full-Time or Part-Time Faculty must be under contract at Kennesaw at Kennesaw State during the time period of the funding.

Selection is based on eligibility and answers to the application questions.

The complete application must be submitted electronically.

Faculty may only receive one CDEF per academic year.

Selection and Application Process

Evaluation Criteria:
• Description of project/intended use of funds
• Impact of project on student learning or on KSU profile

Electronic Proposal Submission Guidelines:
A single electronic copy (PDF only) including the the cover sheet and all supporting documentation described above must uploaded to the application below. It will be the responsibility of the individual submitting the proposal to ascertain that the proposal materials are complete when submitted (all documents requested are included; no materials missing). The CETL funding committee will not consider late or incomplete applications.

Submission Instructions:
1. Fill out the required fields and text areas below.

2. Upload required PDF Documentation
--Using “Browse,” select the file to be uploaded
--Select "Upload", and wait for the file to complete upload.

3. Click “Submit” and when you are ready to submit your application.

4. You will receive an e-mail confirmation of receipt within 24 hours. If you do not receive the confirmation e-mail, you should immediately contact CETL in case there was an “electronic glitch.” It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the proposal was received by the deadline.

Application Documents

CDEF Cover.pdf (76.24 KB)