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About the Faculty Innovation Grant Funded by the Aspen Institute

In 2017 Broward College was named a Finalist with Distinction by the Aspen Institute. The award recognized the College as one of the top three public community colleges from a list of more than 1,000 nationwide for its achievements in student learning. As part of the prize, the College received a $100,000 grant towards innovation which will be used during the 2017-2018 academic year to support classroom teaching methods and learning outcomes.

Defining Innovation in Education

Developing and implementing the most emergent technologies and teaching/learning methods and strategies to create learning environments that are flexible and responsive to local, national and international needs.

Examples of Innovative Teaching Practices
and/or Learning Environments

Contextualization and Tuning
Collaborative Learning
Project-based Learning
Cross-disciplinary Programming


What are we looking for?

The objective of the grants is to support faculty led initiatives that support student success and align with the 2017 – 2022 Strategic plan.

Proposals should be:

  • Action-oriented

  • Informed by research and/or best practices

  • Flexible in being applied to other disciplines/Pathways

  • Geared towards student involvement

  • Implemented over a short-term period but produce long-term results

  • Measurable by an evaluation and assessment plan

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to apply? 2017-08-14T15:07:49-04:00

All full time and adjunct faculty members with a satisfactory rating on their last annual evaluation, faculty librarians, and faculty counselors are eligible to apply. Your application must be signed by your Pathway dean and associate dean to verify eligibility.

When does the application period open? 2017-08-14T15:08:43-04:00

The application period is currently open. The deadline for submission is October 1, 2017.

When will I know if my proposal has been accepted? 2017-08-14T15:09:14-04:00

Winners will be announced November 1.

What is the funding for each grant? 2017-08-14T15:09:37-04:00

Grants of up to $4,000 will be awarded to successful applicants. There are no predefined number of grants and all qualifying proposals will be evaluated based on the eligibility criteria and the established scoring mechanism.

Can I have a partner? 2017-08-14T15:16:24-04:00

Proposals can be in collaboration with:

  • Pathways (assigned faculty Pathways or multiple Pathways)

  • Industry partners

  • Student services (advisors, faculty librarians, faculty counselors)

What should my proposal include? 2017-08-14T15:14:15-04:00

To be considered all applications must be include:

  • Executive summary

  • Project narrative (description, goals and objectives, strategies and project outcomes)

  • Budget and budget justification

What happens when the project is complete? 2017-08-14T15:10:18-04:00

Once completed, successful proposals will be promoted across the College and uploaded to a project portal that can be referenced by faculty and staff. Become a leader in innovation and best practices at Broward College.

The Sound of Student Success: Incorporating Podcasts into the Broward College Classroom Peter D’Ettore • AHCD
Writing about the Environment: A Collaborative Field Work-Based Research Course Eduardo Astigarraga • AHCD
SPARK: Reading Across the Disciplines Amoy Reid • AHCD | Jennifer Solley • AHCD | Maureen Forbes • AHCD | Thea Knight • AHCD | Stacey Stember • AHCD
BLISS (Branched Learning Innovations for Learning Success) Melinda Luis • Health Sciences | June Small • Health Sciences | Stephanie Petrosky • Health Sciences
Teaching Professionalism to Health Science Students Yvonne Simone • Health Sciences | Kim Krinsky • Health Sciences
Identifying and Remediating At-Risk Attributes of Online MAC1033 Learners at Broward College Using eMathReady Pascal Roubides • STEM
Contextualizing with GIS Julie Mura • SBSHS | Chris Casper • Education
Seahawk Digital Read-Alouds Christine Rodriguez • Education
Many Voices: Digital Storytelling Billy Jones • AHCD | Andrew McFeaters • AHCD
The (IM)possible of Truth: Philosophy and Rheteric in the Contemporary Classroom and in the Global Workplace Joseph Dewey • AHCD | Rod Jenks • SBSHS
Gamification in the Classroom Benjamin Botero • Public Safety
Teaching and Learning with Images and Artifacts Benjamin Botero • Public Safety
Academic Research Showcase Billy Jones • AHCD
Teaching Statistics through Learning Projects Deoraj Bharath • STEM | Barry McFarlane • STEM
Promoting Student Engagement in Face-to-Face and Blended EAP Classes Caroline Webb • AHCD
You Teach Me How to Teach You: Seeking Improved Teaching Methods Through Student Demonstration & Views Jovana Vukovic • SBSHS | Rudy Jean-Bart • SBSHS | Edward Cornejo • SBSHS
Faculty Media Creation Hub David Perdian • STEM | Russell Betts • STEM
Pathways to Growth Mindsets Sharry Kimmel • Education | Dominique Charlotteau • Education | Christine Rodriguez • Education | Mirella Baker Bemmel • SBSHS
Service Learning Projects in General Chemistry I (CHM1045) to Improve Student Learning and Success Lidia Berbeci • STEM
Student Research Inititative Project (SRIP) Adrew Dutka • AHCD Honors College, STEM, SBSHS Cross-Pathway | Kristin Kroger • Health Sciences | Elena Hall • STEM | Nathalie Franco • SBSHS
3D Printed Models for Science Education Amber Abels • STEM
First Generation Faculty Visibility Campaign: A Collaborative Student Success Initiative for First Generation Students Nathalie Franco • SBSHS | Mirella Baker Bemmel • SBSHS | Noelle Crooks • SBSHS | Italia Folleco • Health Sciences
Emerical Rules the World: Promoting Graphic Novels and Information Literacy in the STEM Classroom Mitzi Fulwood • STEM | Elena Hall • STEM | Simone Williams • STEM
The Power of GRIT Dominique Charlotteaux • Education | Richard Berstein • SBSHS