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EKU Academic Affairs Cross-College or Interdisciplinary Collaboration Project Fund

EKU recognizes that interdisciplinary education supplements disciplinary teaching and learning that prepares students to respond to challenges that transcend disciplines, connect theory with practice, and engage in inquiry that defies simplistic explanations of complex issues. Faculty and staff collaboration across disciplines and colleges facilitates interdisciplinary approaches that support student development. Interdisciplinary education is a building block of dynamic academic programs, robust student engagement, and transformative innovation.

Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the second annual cross-college and/or interdisciplinary funding opportunities to support faculty and staff collaboration (AY 2022/2023). Up to $100,000 has been approved for these projects with funds available to all EKU faculty and staff.  These  competitive funds will be awarded to applications that demonstrate cross-college and/or interdisciplinary collaboration. Strong preference will be given to applications that (i) demonstrate innovative cross-college and/or interdisciplinary collaboration designed to affect student recruitment, retention, and/or the student experience, (ii) support the strategic priorities and mission of EKU, and (iii) aspire to foster student engagement.

AY 2022 / 2023 Application Flyer

Important Dates:
Application Deadline:  4:30 p.m. - Friday, October 28, 2022

Project Period of Performance:  Monday, November 28, 2022, to Friday, May 26, 2022*
*All project funds must be expended by this date.

This year's applications will be submitted through the InfoReady™ system that is used for all EKU grants.  The InfoReady™ system requires a login with EKU usernames and passwords (same that are used for EKU emails and other EKU applications).

Submission instructions and downloadable submission templates are avilable at the submission link below.

Submit Application Here

Applications will be reviewed and assessed by the project committee in early November 2022 using the rubric linked below.  The recommendations will be presented to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs for final review and approval.

AY 2022 / 2023 Assessment Rubric

AY 2021 / 2022 CCIC Winners

Questions on this year's CCIC project may be directed to Dr. Ryan Baggett or Dean Julie George.

Committee Members:

Dean Ryan Baggett, Co-Chair Online Learning, Graduate Education, and Research
Dean Julie George, Co-Chair EKU Libraries
Dr. Michael Fore College of Business
Dr. Karina Christopher College of Education and Applied Human Sciences
Dr. Jennifer Hight College of Health Sciences
Dr. Bill Young College of Justice, Safety, and Military Science
Dr. Tom Butler College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences
Dr. Lisa Middleton College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
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