The PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Council Grants Have Returned!

The resumption of the APSCCUF Collective Bargaining Agreement makes this annual competitive Request For Proposal possible once again. 


This year there are two RFPs.  In each case, the maximum request is $10,000.

 RFP 1 - Traditional FPDC RFP - Due 1/27 at 10:00 a.m.

The first RFP is the traditional one which has been used for the past several years.  Click here to access the RFP. 

As in prior years, funds have been set aside in order to encourage submissions by probationary faculty, which refers to those faculty members appointed to a tenure track and ho have not been granted tenure.

The submission deadline is Monday January 27, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. to both CU FPDC members, Dr. Eric Schumacher ( and Larry Green (


RFP 2  - Innovation in Teaching and Improvement of Student Learning Outcomes RFP - Due 2/28 at 5:00 p.m.

Previously, the traditional RFP included Category 4:  Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.  The  purpose of Category 4 in prior years was to promote and support opportunities for faculty to explore innovative or alternative instructional methods (including effective use of technology); conduct classroom research; revise curricula; or develop assessment strategies intended to strengthen teaching and learning.

 This year, Category 4 is being featured in a separate RFP entitled “Innovation in Teaching and Improvement of Student Learning Outcomes."  

Click here to access the RFP      Click here to access the Addendum and Scoring Rubric.

 The submission deadline for this RFP is February 28 2014 at 5:00 p.m. to both CU FPDC members, Dr. Eric Schumacher ( and Larry Green (


Click here to access examples of previously funded FPDC proposals.  NOTE: You may need to log in with your ESS User ID and Password.


 Dr. Schumacher and Mr. Green are eager to assist you if you wish to apply. 

Please do not hesitate to contact them!