• Spark Tank!

    Igniting Innovative Teaching & Learning

  • Innovation Grants Challenge

    Submit your Teaching & Learning idea for a chance to win up to $5,000 to fund your project!

    The Faculty Center for Innovation (FCI) is pleased to announce Spark Tank! – an innovation grants challenge designed to create community and invigorate faculty teaching and learning at Park University. For AY 2021-22, FCI is awarding Spark Tank grants to academic departments/programs who wish to utilize grant funding on a collaborative project that will enhance teaching and learning on a program level. Applicants can win up to $5,000 to fund their project and transform their program! Cross-disciplinary and cross-campus projects are encouraged.
    These grants are intended to fund departmental transformations that can have a lasting impact toward innovative teaching and learning; therefore, grants should be focused on teaching and learning (rather than having an administrative or structural focus). Examples of projects might include, but are not limited to:
    • Cross departmental collaboration of simulated learning,
    • Service learning, or
    • Launching a virtual study abroad program
    All applications are peer-reviewed and evaluated, resulting in the selection of three winning projects that will be funded from July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022. Grant recipients will present the outcome of their transformation work the following year upon completion.