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Center for Teaching Excellence



Each year in partnership with other campus units the CTE offers teaching innovation grants designed to provide resources and support for faculty who are interested in exploring new and cutting-edge approaches in their teaching in ways that promise to enhance student learning. 

3Ds Boot Camp: Design, Develop and Deliver an Online Course

Application Deadline: Sunday, February 17, 2019

The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) invites faculty to submit proposals for the “3Ds Bootcamp: Design, Develop, and Deliver an Online Course” grant. Hit the ground running with this one-week hands-on intensive workshop that will equip you with the skills you need to launch a top-notch online course. Get ready for hands-on action as you learn to develop your online course using best practices in the field of Distributed Learning (DL). 

Under the expert guidance of the Center for Teaching Excellence instructional design team, in just one week you’ll create a five-star syllabus, set up a Blackboard course framework, and develop the first learning module for your course. After the week of training, you’ll continue collaborating with your instructional design coach to finish building a high quality online course. Enrollees will be eligible to receive a total of $2,000. Learn More

Globalize Your Course: Global Carolina Curriculum Grants

Application Deadline: February 28, 2019

USC’s Global Carolina seeks to further the internationalization of the curriculum of the University of South Carolina, preparing our students to participate in a diverse, interconnected world and to face the challenges of the twenty-first century. To this end, it invites full-time administrators and faculty members to submit proposals to internationalize an existing course. The goal of these grants is to assist faculty in developing and implementing globally themed content to incorporate sustainable international education into the curriculum. Faculty are encouraged to create disciplinary and cross-disciplinary course modules, activities, projects and other course materials that implement the globalization of course content. Learn More