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Mini Grants

CTL Mini Grants support faculty time, expertise, and research of discipline-specific online General Education or gateway course curriculum and offer support for individual faculty professional development. Our goal is to assist faculty in rethinking students’ college success through academic initiatives in General Education courses and in long-term, critical thinking across disciplines and in complex gateway courses. Faculty who are working on curriculum development should only develop courses already designated as “GEN ED,” offered within their home departments and/or programs, and with the approval of both the department chair/program director and dean.

If you would like to apply for CTL funding, but do not know which form to complete, you may read through the available options below.

General Education Curriculum Development Grants

If you are applying to -

  1. Create a new course
  2. Revamp an existing course
  3. Redesign a General Education or Gateway* class that you currently teach

complete the application below.

Teaching Innovation Grants

If you would like to request CTL funding for personal or program-wide travel, workshop or conference attendance, individual guest speakers, equipment, supplies, or materials for an existing course or program, complete the application below.

Required Reporting for All Awarded Grants

In order to begin funding process for any CTL-supported grant, all awardees must first complete the attached Expectation Agreement form and collect the required signatures. All orders, travel, and contracts must go through the CTL. We cannot reimburse individuals or departments/programs for expenses already incurred.

At the end of any project, curriculum development cycle, or travel, all awardees must complete this short reporting form. All forms must be turned in to the CTL within 30 days of project/travel completion.

*A “gateway” course is defined as any course that adversely hinders students’ progression toward the major – or one that historically impedes successful, on-time completion of the major 

CTL grants cannot fund any of the following initiatives: international travel, research, or teaching; graduate work or graduate-level curriculum development; travel, tuition, memberships, books, etc. for ​students.

If you would like financial assistance for something not listed here, please contact us at 719.549.2290 or email us at

Spring 2022 Registration

Registration Opens October 18, 2021.

To register for Spring 2022 courses, students will need to meet with their academic success coach or faculty mentor, submit proof of vaccination or exemption, and self-register through Banner.

Vaccination Requirement and Exemptions

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The university's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy includes the COVID-19 vaccination unless an exemption is filed.

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