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Center for Teaching & Learning

JCKL 1340
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.8528

Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning supports various faculty research and development opportunities. If you have questions after reviewing this information, please contact Melissa Wilson, Center for Teaching and Learning Coordinator, at 8528 for more information.

Important: Due to an overwhelming number of request for funding this fiscal year, we are no longer accepting requests for FY 16 funding. Requests for FY 17 (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017) are welcome using the applications located below.


FY 16 Quick Facts: 

  • The Faculty Travel Grant supported eighty-nine faculty to attend conferences and workshops this year, providing $79,699 in funding. 

  • The Speaker Series Grant awarded $9,400 to bring ten unique presentations and speakers to the University of Central Missouri Campus. 
  • The Central Technology Grant funded $169,529 to provide nineteen departments access to innovative equipment and technology. 
  • The Institutional Improvement Grant funded over $40,000 to support sixteen innovative projects at UCM. 


How Departments Receive Reimbursement for Travel Funding

Please refer to the University’s travel regulations for information on allowable expenses and required documentation. The faculty member will complete all required travel documentation through his or her department and the department will a copy of the Travel Expense Voucher to initiate reimbursement from the Center for Teaching and Learning to the department. Please send a copy only via email to or interoffice mail to JCKL 1340.

Departments will be reimbursed only for funding approved by CTL prior to the date of travel. It is the responsibility of the faculty member to submit the CTL funding application prior to travel.

Speaker Series Grant Reimbursement Request


Maximum Award

Deadlines and Guidelines

(All grants must receive approval prior to travel or project)

Institutional Improvement Grant

Funding for project to improve classroom environment and/or method of instruction.

*Requests for support for travel should be submitted through a Faculty Travel Grant.

Determination based on scope of project and available funding. FY 17 Ongoing
Instructional Research and Development Grant Funding to support the departmental costs associated with faculty release time for personal development of teaching and learning methods. Determination based on scope of project and available funding. FY 17 Ongoing. Recipient to submit a written report to the Center for Teaching and Learning and lead a presentation.
Professional Enhancement Committee Mini-Grant Biannual committee funding for field research, resource materials, workshops, and panelists/consultants. Determined each funding period by committee.

Deadlines and guidelines determined by committee and announced each fall, and spring if funding remains, to faculty.

Speaker Series Grant Supports departments bringing guest speakers to campus to further enhance UCM goals and mission. $1,000 FY 17

Faculty Travel Grant

Funding to support faculty travel to technology or pedagogical conferences and workshops. Determination based on scope of project and available funding.

FY 17

One travel grant per faculty member, per fiscal year, July 1 - June 30.

Central Technology Grant Awarded to academic departments for the purpose of improving and expanding UCM's academic and technological infrastructure. $15,000 Deadline: 2016