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💳 CETL Mini Grant

CETL mini grants are designed to support faculty engagement in innovative teaching and effective assessment of student learning. Faculty may work as individuals or form teams within or across disciplines to strategize ways to enhance their teaching, serve student needs, and meet course or program goals. Faculty are encouraged to use data-driven assessment to identify gaps and strategize ways to increase student success. Mini grants may also be used to support theory-to practice applications of literature reviews, reflective teaching, communities of practice, and professional growth. Grant recipients will submit a written report of their projects to CETL and present to a group of faculty in a CETL-sponsored or CETL-approved event.


  • Who can qualify for a CETL mini grant? Full-time and adjunct faculty can qualify for a mini grant. Faculty can choose to work alone or form teams within or across disciplines.
  • How much will faculty members be awarded? The award is for a maximum of $500. Payment will be received after all components of the project have been completed.
  • What do faculty members need to do to apply? Interested faculty should fill out the CETL Mini grant Proposal (see link below). This includes outlining project rationale, goals, methods of achieving them, and potential impact on teaching and learning.
  • What needs to be completed to fulfill the mini grant? After being awarded the mini grant, the faculty member(s) must complete the project as proposed, submit a final report to CETL, and present results/insights to a group of faculty at a CETL-sponsored or approved event. Faculty presentations may be recorded and posted on CETL’s website.

The CETL grant applications for the 2016-2017 academic year concluded on Monday, September 19th 2016, and are currently on hold until further notice.

2016-2017 Grant Recipients

  1. David Manson, Fine Arts, PALO! – Latin Music Workshop at SPC
  2. Lara Sharp, Engineering Technology, Student Research: 3D Printing Drones
  3. Kyle Pierson*, Communications, Florida Poetry on the National Habitat Trail
  4. Michael Davis, Natural Science, Sunrise and Sunset: A Year of Solar Observation
  5. Anne Ryan, College of Ed, The Shape of Things to Come – Digital Technology Supporting Young Children’s Development
  6. Sue Blanchard, College of Ed, Mary McLeod Bethune: Educator Extraordinaire

2015-2016 Grant Recipients

  1. George Kish, Engaging Students in Evaluating Nutrients in Natural Habitat Park Ponds
  2. Julia Rawa, THE INTERDISCIPLINARY EXPERIENCE: A Consortium for Integrative Studies to Inspire Academic Excellence & Student Success
  3. Eric Tucker, Does the PHI 1600 Ethics Class Improve Industry Standard Scores using the Stanton Survey?
  4. Kathleen Lane, Unnatural Causes – Is Inequality Making Us Sick?
  5. Ray Menard, Investigation of Biofilm Formation
  6. Anne Ryan, Do You See What I See – Digital Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom

2014-2015 Grant Recipients

  1. Meg Delgato, Tarpon Spring, Let Go My Legos
  2. Kim Molinaro, Clearwater, Group Facilitation Training for Psychology Interns
  3. Chris Nichol, Seminole, Destination Tampa Bay – Experiential Learning in Marine Science
  4. Michelle Osovitz, Clearwater, Taking the initiative: Support for the first annual Student Led Science Colloquium (SLSC)

2013-2014 Grant Recipients

  1. Shirley Oakley, Revitalization of the Mass Communication and Media Internship Program, Clearwater
  2. Antonia Lewandowski, Personal Style Sheet: An Individual Editing Tool, Seminole
  3. Tara Newsome, City Builders, Downtown
  4. Ray Menard, We’ve Identified the Bacteria, but what antibiotic does it Produce?, SP-Gibbs
  5. Trey Moore, War, Art, and Culture: A Veteran’s Perspective, Clearwater
  6. Judith Macdonald, SPC – ELL Self – Paced Collection of English Language Lessons (Part III), Clearwater
  7. Chris Nichol, Tampa Bay in our Classroom, Seminole

2012 – 2013 Grant Recipients

  1. Meg Delgato, Now Discover Your Strengths Book, Tarpon Springs
  2. William Fleming, Continuing the Legacy of D. Johnnie Ruth Clarke, Humanitarian/Educator, St. Pete Gibbs
  3. Karen Johnson, Convergence to Interdisciplinary Literacy, Clearwater
  4. Sunita Kumari, Developing a Syllabus, Tarpon Springs
  5. Roxana Levin, Spanish Online Repository, Tarpon Springs
  6. Judith MacDonald, SoftChalk, SPC – ELL: Self-Paced Collection of English Language Lessons

2011 – 2012 Grant Recipients

  1. Paula Bagwell, Not-so-trivial pursuit: Incorporating games and active learning into library instructions, Learning Resources, TS
  2. Kathy Bryson, Basics of Journalism LibGuide in support of the Sandbox, Communications, SE/eCampus
  3. Sue Cornett, Course Modules to Teach, Practice and Assess Source Integration and Citation, Communications, TS
  4. Jennifer Fernandes, Student Research: Developing and Implementing Biological Projects, Natural Science, TS
  5. Eron Higgins, Enhancing Student Experience and Equity Through Laboratory Development, Natural Science, DT
  6. Bonnie Jefferis and Susan Demers, We Are What We Eat, But What Are We Eating?: An all-discipline presentation about the food on your plate, Communications and Paralegal Studies, CL
  7. Monica Lara, Independent Research in the Marine Sciences at SPC as a vehicle for critical thinking and student success, Natural Science, CL
  8. Antonia Lewandowski,  Script Cards: A Critical Thinking Technique for Adults Managing Learning Transitions, Communications, SE
  9. Thomas Loveland, What’s Your Vector, Victor? College of Education, CL
  10. Anne Ney, Increasing Science Literacy Through Pedagogy-Based Lab Activities, Natural Science, SP-Gibbs
  11. Christopher Martinez, Creation of Learning Object for Online SPC Students, Humanities, TS
  12. Chris Nichol, Sanitary Snorkeling, Natural Science, SE
  13. Michelle Osovitz and Linda Gingerich, Assessment and Implementation of Effective Strategies to Enhance Problem-Solving, Critical Thinking, Analytical Practice and Communication Competency in Biological Science Graduates, Baccalaureate Programs and University Partnerships, CL
  14. Erin Senack-Daum, Wellness Techniques for Faculty and Students’ Success, Student Life & Leadership, TS
  15. Carmen Simpson, Developmental Writing Portfolio Assessment, Communications, CL
  16. Ourania Stephanides, Manipulating the Concrete to understand the Abstract, Using Algebra Tiles in the Classroom, Mathematics, TS
  17. Eric Tucker, Contributions of the Honors College for At-risk Student Success:  Realities and Opportunities, Ethics, SP
  18. Robin Wilbur, Webinars for the Online Adjunct, College of Business, EPI

2010 – 2011 Grant Recipients

  1. Frank Appunn, Bridging the Gap: Increasing the Rigor across Multiple Courses to Increase Student Learning, College of Business, EpiCenter
  2. Pat Barbier and Anne Keyes, Library Research Module: Assessment and Development, Library and SLS, Clearwater
  3. Robert Bossard, Self-Guiding Nature Trail and Environmental Kiosk in Tarpon Springs Campus Natural Area, Natural Science, Tarpon Springs
  4. Kathy Bryson, the Beach: Basic Errors and Common Hurdles, Online Interactive Writing Tutorials, Communications/LSC8, St. Petersburg/Gibbs
  5. Sandy Cohen, Faculty Seminar Series: by Faculty, for Faculty, Mathematics, Tarpon Springs
  6. Sandy Cohen, Mentoring Program: The Mindset, the Magic, and the Merits, Mathematics, Tarpon Springs
  7. Susan Cornett and Matthew Bodie, Critical Evaluation of Internet and Databases as Sources, Communications, Tarpon Springs
  8. Maria Escott and Judy MacDonald, Increasing Self-Efficacy and Reading Comprehension among ESL Students, Corporate Training, Epi and Communications, CL
  9. Jeri-Lyn Jacobs, P.A.S.S.: Preparation for the Advancement of Student Success, Communications, SPC Downtown
  10. Jamie Krolick, The New Hire Checklist, Fine and Applied Arts, St. Petersburg/Gibbs
  11. Ray Menard, Biological Science Student Research, Natural Science, St. Petersburg/Gibbs
  12. Don Modesto, Word Up! Simple MS Word Features Free You From Tedium, Communications, Clearwater
  13. Anja Norman, SLS 1101: The College Experience Assessment Pilot, Social Science, Clearwater
  14. Shelbey Rosengarten, ENC Course of Record and RLO Reorganization, Communications, Seminole
  15. Kirsten Tersteegen, Pat Smith and Paula Ralph, Up and Running, Communications, and Mathematics, Seminole
  16. Eric Tucker, Manual for New Adjunct Faculty Coaching, Ethics, St. Petersburg/Gibbs

* Adjunct Faculty