The Center awards New Course or Testing Materials Development Grants (up to $2,500 each) 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: December 15
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: February 15
New Course Grants
This application requires a letter (PDF format) that details the course you are planning to develop. Please indicate:
- what the main goal of the proposed “new course development” is,
- details about the course level (undergraduate introductory, advanced undergrad, graduate seminar, etc.), subject matter and/or topics you will cover, who are anticipated enroll numbers and student bodies (e.g., level of students, disciplinary background, what is the class format (in-person, hybrid, online, etc.), what is the timeline for the course development and the actual launching, and how this proposed course contribute to your departmental needs as well as to more generally the enhancement of East Asian course offering.
- 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:
- what the main goal of the proposed testing material development is,
- details of why the test is necessary or important, what it will measure, how it will contribute to the improvement of language instruction or pedagogy, and how it will help to measure student learning outcomes.
Funding for these programs comes from the KU CEAS Title VI NRC Grant.