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Hawaii Course Redesign Project



Developing Final Project Plans and Grant Proposals

Institutions that participate in the February 2006 workshop will be invited to submit a final project plan and grant proposal. Staff from the Center for Academic Transformation will work with UH to provide individualized assistance as prospective grant recipients prepare their proposals. Institutions will be encouraged to submit drafts of their plans for review and feedback before the final submission.

Final proposals should include the following sections:

Abstract Following a title page, write a one-page abstract. The abstract should conform to the following format:

  • Paragraph 1 - summarize the current (traditional) course including numbers of students enrolled.
  • Paragraph 2 - summarize the academic problem that you are addressing.
  • Paragraph 3 - summarize the planned course redesign.
  • Paragraph 4 - summarize how the redesign will enhance quality.
  • Paragraph 5 - summarize how you will assess the impact of course redesign on learning.
  • Paragraph 6 - summarize how the redesign will produce cost savings.
(For sample abstracts, please see the PCR project descriptions at xxx.)

Application Narrative - # of pages?

  • Select a redesign model and explain why you chose it and how you intend to embody the Five Principles of Successful Course Redesign within it.
  • Describe the learning materials you intend to use.
  • Select and describe a cost reduction strategy. Explain why you chose it and what you will do with the savings.
  • Include a brief timeline for your redesign project. You must plan to conduct a pilot during the Spring 2007 term and a full implementation during the Fall 2007 term.

Tools and Forms

Proposals should be submitted electronically to Hae Okimoto at

Proposal Submission Deadline: March 15, 2006.

A program selection committee made up of faculty and staff from the UH community in consultation with the Center for Academic Transformation will review the final proposals. In addition to selecting projects that are likely to succeed and to have the highest impact, the UH program will attempt to work in a variety of disciplines and campus types using varying approaches to the redesigned courses. During the 2004-2005 academic year, the UH program expects to award 3-5 grants with awards ranging between $35,000 and $70,000.

Award decisions will be made by April 1, 2006 so that campuses can begin work in the summer.