UAB QEP logoProposal Deadline:   March 10, 2017
Implementation Semesters:  Fall 2017 - Fall 2018

Have Questions? Contact Pam Paustian, Ph.D.
Director, UAB Learning in a Team Environment (QEP)
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“Learning in a Team Environment” QEP Teaching and Learning Development Grant awards support teaching innovation and development of approaches/techniques related to improving instruction and learning.  Funded awards will focus on the UAB QEP theme “Learning in a Team Environment.” Awards of up to $5,000 are available based upon scope, the number of faculty involved and the number of students impacted.  Multiple awards will be made based upon the quality of applications and available funding.

Although long-term and sustainable changes are the ultimate goal of Learning in a Team Environment, award recipients should be able to complete assessment of their project within one academic year. A final report on the project will be due to the QEP office one year after the award is granted.


Teaching innovation, like research, requires resources and effective dissemination of discoveries to realize implementation of beneficial changes in practice and student outcomes.  These competitive awards provide both funding and professional recognition for faculty to conceive and implement creative approaches to teaching.


A request for proposals will be announced in the spring semester via campus-wide communications with a submission deadline of March 10, 2017. Applications will be reviewed and scored by a group comprised of members from the CTL Academic Advisory Council and recipients of the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. A committee convened by the UAB QEP Director will select award recipients from the high-scoring applications. Award recipients will be notified of their selection at the beginning of spring semester.

Proposal Merit Considerations

Applications will be evaluated based on likelihood for success, potential impact on student learning or teaching effectiveness, innovation, and fit with the QEP theme of “Learning in a Team Environment.” Proposals must demonstrate the department or school/college has the technological resources to support the project, or that this support can be provided by the Center for Teaching and Learning.


  • Principal investigator must be a full-time faculty member.
  • Awardees will be required to utilize the Teamwork and Critical Thinking VALUE rubrics in their courses to evaluate the student learning outcomes.
  • Completed proposal template with a clear statement of outcome to be evaluated.
  • Award recipients must present their summary findings to a faculty audience within 18 months of notification of award.

Click here to download the application for the “Learning in a Team Environment” QEP Teaching and Learning Development Grant Program.

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