The Center for Educational Excellence & Equity at California Lutheran University is pleased to provide full-time faculty within the Graduate School of Education (GSOE) with mini-grant opportunities purposely designed for faculty professional development and research support. Funded opportunities must align to the GSOE's mission vision, and/or guiding principles.:
- Vision: Guided by social justice and advocacy, we will reimagine education to disrupt inequities and to meet the future needs of students and communities.
- Mission: Our mission is to prepare administrator, counselor, and teacher leaders who advocate for educational equity and access, grounded in scholarship that advances innovation and addresses community-based needs in P-20 schools.
- Guiding Principles:
- Equity: We utilize equity as a lens for all decision-making regarding policies, procedures, programs, and outreach with stakeholders
- Inquiry Into Practice: We cultivate scholar-practitioners who value asking bold questions through community-based inquiry that serves to disrupt the status quo in education, affecting access, equity, and inclusion for all learners
- Authentic Context: We are committed to the development and delivery of innovative practices, informed by the needs of our current communities, that lead to student inquiry, curiosity, and meaningful learning
- Community: We will expand and sustain meaningful, reciprocal transformative relationships between and within Cal Lutheran, educational institutions, and community agencies that enrich candidates' learning and professional growth
Please see the information below regarding specific details for applying.
Faculty Professional Development Support
Full-time faculty who would like to deepen their knowledge regarding elements related to the vision, mission and guiding principles of the GSOE are welcome to apply for funding to attend conferences, workshops, purchase curriculum materials, or some related professional growth opportunity. Projects up to $1,500 will be considered; individuals cannot be funded for more than one professional development opportunity within one academic year. All funding must be spent by May 15, 2024. Application deadline is ongoing, but the close of the application period for the 2023-24 academic year will be April 1, 2024.
Small Research Grant Funding Support
Grants will be made each year to help full-time faculty create and/or disseminate their research and scholarship. Projects up to $1,000 will be considered; individuals cannot be funded for more than one small research grant funding support within one academic year. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The application deadline for projects is ongoing, but the close of the application period for the 2023-24 academic year will be March 1, 2024. All funding must be spent by May 15, 2024.
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