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ThinkAchieve: Connecting the Classroom and the  Community

    Grants Program

The ThinkAchieve Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) was developed to close the  documented gaps between student and faculty perceptions of higher-level thinking  skills in the classroom. To work toward this goal, small grants are  available to fund the design, implementation, and assessment of active learning  experiences in the classroom and beyond the classroom to promote the meaningful  transformation of courses. Awardees will demonstrate that these new  experiences are linked to ThinkAchieve student learning outcomes, thus broadening  the UTC experience for students.   Preference will be given to those projects with demonstrated sustainability beyond initial funding. 


Projects must be aligned with at least three of the five ThinkAchieve student learning outcomes:

  • Identify, evaluate, and interpret information by raising pertinent questions and identifying uncertainties
  • Solve problems by determining limitations, making connections, and prioritizing the potential solutions
  • Create innovative solutions to problems through creative thinking
  • Communicate ideas and information effectively
  • Seek ongoing improvement to integrate knowledge and skill through reflection on their thinking and learning processes. 


Key Points about the Program

  • Grants are available to all UTC faculty and staff  (part-time and full-time).  Students, undergraduate or graduate, are not eligible to apply.
  • Grant applications are considered monthly.  Please submit by the 15th of the month.  
  • Projects should be completed by the end of the term for which the grant was awarded (fall, spring, or summer).
  • In the Classroom grants are available for active learning  activities to enhance the classroom experience; the maximum award amount is $1,000.
  • Beyond the Classroom grants are available to fund student experiential  activities.  The maximum award amount is  $1,500, and student travel expenses may be included in the grant proposal.  
  • Send completed applications by email to
  • To read about recent awards, click here

Grant Documents

1.  In the Classroom Program - Grant Guidelines, Application Form 

2.  Beyond the Classroom Program - Grant Guidelines, Application Form 

3.  Progress Report Form

4.  Final Report Form

Questions and Accommodations

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If you have questions about the program or require accommodations in applying for the grant, please contact Dawn Ford, Assistant Director of the Walker Center for Teaching and Learning, at 425-4204 or