UW-Stout Curricular Incubation Center

As of 9/24/13, this program has been suspended by the Provost. Further announcements are forthcoming.

Purpose:
The purpose of the Curricular Incubation Center (CIC) grant program is to provide resources for curricular development and revisions to meet university-wide priorities.

The current UW-Stout priorities are:

Proposal Format (not to exceed one page plus budget):

  • Name(s) and Contact Information: Identify each person involved in the CIC project (collaborative projects are encouraged and identify one person as lead and percentage of effort for each)
  • Application Cycle: As of 9/24/2013 this program has been suspended by the Provost.
  • Project Title:  Identify the title of the project beginning with CIC:_______ (e.g., CIC: Developing New Certificate Program Entitled "Project Management for Industry")
  • Background: Describe the need for the project (identify market needs and connection to above priorities or UW-Stout's Academic Plan)
  • Intended Outcomes: Describe the final curriculum product and the intended objectives (e.g., new course, new program)
  • Specific Activities:  List the specific tasks and timelines needed to achieve the final product
Budget:
  • $1,500 as a general guideline for new program development (e.g., certificate program plan with course sequence, program description, and program objectives)
  • $300 per credit for a course revision
  • $400 per credit for a new course proposal
  • Projects developed by a team will not exceed the total amount described above (i.e., individuals will share the total amount). Example: Professor A and Professor B submit a proposal to develop a new certificate program. They plan to contribute equally to the proposal. Each will receive equal stipends upon completion of the project. 
  • Budget request includes salary and fringe (38.7%)
  • Proposals must be submitted separately for each certificate program course or program

Final Report: 

  • Work must be completed by the project end date (see Proposal Format #2 above). Extensions are not permitted
  • By the end of the project period the project director sends the curriculum product (i.e., "Final Report") to Research Services (rssubmissions@uwstout.edu)
  • The subject line of the submission email must read:  CIC Final Report, "Grant Title" (use the original grant title);
  • It is expected that the curriculum developed for this grant will be submitted to the department/school level curriculum committee concurrently with submission to Research Services
  • Research Services is responsible for sending all submitted Final Reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor.

Payment:

  • After the Final Report is submitted, the Associate Vice Chancellor makes a recommendation to the Provost, who gives the final approval;
  • Payment is then authorized for the completed work.

Further information, questions or assistance:

Prior Projects Funded

Proposal Submissions

Submit proposals to: rssubmissions@uwstout.edu