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This application is for travel between: 15 OCTOBER 2018 through 15 OCTOBER 2019

Deadline for applications: 1 OCTOBER 2018

Notification of decision: 15 OCTOBER (approximate)



Faculty Development Grants (formerly the travel and professional grants) are intended to support faculty in their growth as instructors and professionals in their fields. Faculty Development Grants will replace both the travel and professional development grants to streamline the process and provide greater opportunity to faculty. 

Any faculty member (except visiting and distinguished professors) may apply for the FDG in any of the three rounds of proposals. The funds may be used to support any of the following activities:

  • Travel to a conference, training or workshop (airfare, lodging, rental car, mileage, public transportation)
  • Registration fee for a conference, training or workshop
  • Subscription or access costs for professional work
  • Production or materials costs for professional work
  • Payment for services connected to your professional work, if it can be invoiced

Faculty Development Grants may not be used to reimburse faculty for their own time or work. 

The maximum award amount is $2,500. Faculty may apply at each round, but may only be awarded one grant per year. Selected proposals will be funded at their full proposed amount, up to $2,500K. 

FDG grants are not retroactive and cannot cover expenses already spent. However, faculty may apply during any round for expenses planned up to 12 months after the awards are made. Faculty must submit reimbursement documentation within two weeks post travel (for travel-related expenses) or two weeks of expenditure (for all other expenses). Upon notification of award, awardees must meet in person with the Manager of Academic Affairs to receive clearance to use their funds. 

Deadline for application:  15 October 2018

Travel Window: 30 November 2018 – 28 February 2019

Notifications sent: 30 October 2018 (approximate)

​Report and expenses due: Two weeks post travel

CCA Student Travel Grants are awarded to select student applicants to help fund

travel related to their coursework. Funding may go towards speaking at a

conference, conference attendance, or research-related travel, and a clear

correlation between the trip and the student applicant’s studies at CCA must be

made. This grant is not for travel expenses related to study abroad courses.

The maximum award for an individual travel grant is $500. The grants are

competitive; not all students applying for a grant will receive one.

Grants are for travel that has yet to occur at the time of submission. (Retroactive

grants will not be awarded.)

This application is for submission of proposal for UDIST course to be considered for the 2019/2020 academic year. 

Currently, only CCA faculty who teach in the year of application or on College-approved sabbatical are eligible to apply (i.e., the academic year prior to the academic year the UDIST course will be taught). 

For courses that are co-taught or team taught, at least one faculty instructor must be teaching or at CCA on College-approved sabbatical in the year of application.

Please ensure you have reviewed the UDIST proposal guidelines and learning outcomes prior to submitting your application.

The proposal must be interdisciplinary in order to be accepted. Interdisciplinary studios often fall into one of the three following structures:  

1. A topic-based course that is relevant to students working in any discipline and engages students in cross-disciplinary discussions and dialogues and studio-based learning.

2. A multidisciplinary course that involves at least three disciplines across at least two divisions, often with an emphasis on collaborative work.

3. A course that approaches interdisciplinarity as a specific discipline in its own right in which interdisciplinary is understood as more than “a variety of disciplines.” Addresses practices that are interdisciplinary in nature.

Learning Outcomes

UDIST courses support CCA's values and mission, ensuring students achieve the Interdisciplinarity College-Wide Learning Outcome: “Students adapt and apply skills, ideas, or methodologies gained in one situation/activity/discipline to new situations/activities/disciplines.”

In addition, UDIST courses must demonstrate that students have achieved the following UDIST-specific Learning Outcomes upon completion of the course:

  • Students can articulate/demonstrate a basic understanding of the methods (learning/working/processing) used in the primary disciplines addressed by the course 
  • Students can integrate multiple  studio practices, combining the knowledge and insights from the disciplines, processes, and media addressed by the course to create original work 
  • Students can articulate/demonstrate how an interdisciplinary approach is a methodology in itself and thus represents more than simply combining different mediums/disciplines for effect
  • Students demonstrate the ability to work productively in groups, recognizing and utilizing the shared knowledge made possible through collaboration

Interdisciplinary Approach

Proposals should demonstrate an understanding of the different learning/working/processing styles within different disciplines and employ these to expand student understanding and learning.

Relevance & Innovation

The subject is relevant to CCA students and offers valuable experiences that are not available to them in their discipline-specific coursework. Proposals that explore contemporary subject matter, advanced materials, exploratory techniques and developing technologies are highly encouraged.


All UDIST courses are offered six hours a week. Classes meet either once a week Monday or Friday (9am-3pm) or twice a week Mon/Wed or Tues/Thur (8am-11am or 4pm-7pm or 7:15pm-10:15pm) and/or 12pm-3pm on an as needed basis).

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