Texas Tech University

Active Learning Faculty Incentive Program

The Office of the President is pleased to announce the creation of the Active Learning Faculty Incentive Program, in collaboration with the Office of the Provost, the Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center (TLPDC) and the Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement (CALUE). This new incentive program will assist faculty in modifying existing syllabi, or to develop original courses, that more effectively infuse their classrooms with proven active learning pedagogies. The President's Incentive program is designed to serve as a catalyst to enhance student learning by incorporating engaged activities such as study abroad, undergraduate research, service learning, and internships into the current course curriculum.

Program Requirements & Eligibility

Program participants will attend a minimum of two workshops delivered by Texas Tech faculty members known for their exceptional leadership with active learning and curriculum re-design. Faculty participants will engage in individual reflection and significant course redesign to incorporate undergraduate research, service learning, internships, or study abroad into their standard course offerings.  Course revisions will be reviewed by a sub-committee of faculty members representative of individual colleges, which will include members of the CALUE Advisory Committee and TTU-Teaching Academy.

Texas Tech University permanent, full-time faculty, including tenure-track faculty, lecturers, instructors and other non-tenured faculty are eligible to apply.  Up to 10 participants will receive a $1,000 stipend for proposals that specifically incorporate study abroad experience into their course.  Additionally, up to 30 other participants who choose to incorporate active learning into new or existing courses will receive a $500 course development stipend. These courses must include an emphasis on undergraduate research, service learning, and/or internships.


Active Learning Faculty Incentive Program Application

All stipends will be given upon completion of workshop attendance, submission of revised syllabus, and review committee approval. Applicants must secure an endorsement from their department chair or program director to ensure that the modified course will be offered within the next academic year.


The deadline for courses to be offered fall 2014 is July 25, 2014. 

For more information, please contact Erin Justyna, Assistant Director of CALUE at erin.justyna@ttu.edu or 742-1095.