The Center awards New Course or Testing Materials Development Grants (up to $2,500) each year to CEAS faculty to support the development of non-language courses in East Asian Studies or language proficiency testing materials for East Asian languages. The following are counted as “new courses development”:
- creating a brand-new course on East Asia (either in-person or online),
- turning an existing general/non-East Asian course into an East Asian course by incorporating more than 25% East Asian content, or
- developing an online course out of an existing East Asian course that has been well-attended in person.
Once granted, you will be asked to provide CEAS with a brief summary report to show the developed syllabus, testing materials, and implementation results.
APPLICATIONS OPEN: November 15
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: January 15
New Course Grants
This application requires a letter (PDF format) that details the course you are planning to develop. Please indicate:
- the main goal of the proposed “new course development”,
- how this proposed course contributes to your departmental needs as well as more generally to the enhancement of East Asian course offerings.
- the timeline for development and launching of the course, and
- details about the course
- level (e.g., undergraduate introductory, advanced undergraduate, graduate seminar, etc.),
- subject matter and/or topics you will cover,
- target audience (e.g., level of students, disciplinary background, etc.),
- anticipated enrollment numbers, and
- class format (e.g., in-person, hybrid, online, etc.)
If possible, please provide a tentative course syllabus with a course description, objectives, and preliminary ideas such as sample readings, assignments, and weekly schedule.
Language Proficiency Testing Materials Grants
This application requires a letter (PDF format) that details the testing materials you are planning to develop. Please indicate:
- the main goal of the proposed testing material development, and
- an explanation of
- why the test is necessary or important,
- what the test will measure,
- how the test will contribute to the improvement of language instruction or pedagogy, and
- how the test will help to measure student learning outcomes.
Funding for these programs comes from the KU CEAS Title VI NRC Grant.