These funds are allocated to support Intentional Learning implementation, support faculty, student, and staff activity directly related to intentional, integrative, engaged teaching/learning and cannot be used for other purposes. Please see below for opportunities to enhance the teaching/learning environment for our students/faculty.
1. Intentional Learning Activities
These grants provide support to a faculty or staff member for academic and co-curricular activities connected to the implementation of the Intentional Learning goals (effective communication; practice civic engagement; solve complex problems; clarify and act on purpose and values; and synthesis). Applications are accepted throughout the academic year.
2. Undergraduate Academic Project Grants
These grants for up to $500, administered by a faculty committee and the Brinson Honors College and funded by the Intentional Learning Plan, support undergraduate research and creative work at Western Carolina University. Any full-time student or group of students working with a faculty sponsor is eligible to apply for a grant that might provide support in many ways, including travel to discipline-related conferences, equipment, or supplies. Rolling application.
3. Intentional Learning – Non-Conference Travel
In a few instances, faculty or staff may request funds to support student travel for reasons other than presenting at a professional conference. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
4. Intentional Learning – Conference Travel
These grants are designated to support student travel to conferences for general attendance as well as conference presentations. Funds will support undergraduate students whose work explicitly connects with Intentional Learning Plan learning outcomes.