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Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Smith Teaching & Learning Grants

Creating New Ways to Educate Students

The Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Teaching and Learning Endowment was established by alumni and friends in 2000 at the time of WSU President Smith's retirement. He had led the institution since 1985. Grants for teaching and learning innovations awarded from the endowment align with his passion of "creating new ways to educate students."

The Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Teaching and Learning Endowment is to help “recognize and reward innovative ideas to enhance learning and teaching at WSU.”

Applications for the awards are detailed in "requests for proposals" (RFPs). The focus areas reflect important topics related to faculty development and teaching and learning, e.g. ways brought to light by the degree's assessment; sustainability; or student success in large classes.

Early-career faculty are encouraged to apply. Faculty with instructional responsibilities appointed half-time or more, and with continuing employment in the coming academic year, are eligible.

Because the philosophy of the fund is to “spread the wealth,” eligibility may be restricted to those who have not received these grants in the past four years.

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, PO Box 641046, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-1046
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