Developmental Education Endowed Teaching Award


Developmental Education Endowment

The Developmental Education Endowed Teaching Award requirements:

  • Be residential, full time teaching faculty at MCC or 
  • Be a one year only (OYO), one semester only (OSO), or adjunct faculty member who has taught for MCC a minimum of two consecutive years (fall/spring semesters) and 
  • Complete the entire application process

Program Details

Faculty can apply for professional development funds or for a programmatic support project to enhance or improve teaching and learning within the Dev Ed program. To be eligible, faculty must be teaching developmental education courses. Applications are due by 11:59pm on March 21, 2021, with an anticipated award announcement the week of April 5, 2021. Award amounts can vary, but cannot exceed $4,450.

Professional Growth

Professional growth can include, but is not limited to, attendance at local, regional or national conferences, symposiums, colloquiums, or workshops. Endowment criteria require that professional growth events must have clear alignment to classroom instruction/practice, student success strategies, and/or the field of developmental education. As a deliverable, award recipients will share best practices and instructional/support strategies with department colleagues, the Foundations Action Team and the selection committee.

Programmatic Support  

Programmatic support encompasses a variety of options. Projects may include:

  • Development or revision of course materials such as common lesson plans, exams, review worksheets, and video instruction for the use of all faculty who teach a specific course.
  • Creation of a new course or modifications to a course resulting in improved student completion of developmental and gateway courses. Formats could include accelerated, co-requisite, intensive, or fast track courses.
  • Development of curricular or co-curricular supports that would contribute to the overall suite of supports available for at-risk students.

Other appropriate proposals may be related to program accreditation, faculty mentoring, and the infusion of culturally relevant teaching into a specific course or course sequence. Additional proposal topics that support the faculty who teach underprepared students will also be considered.

Projects may be carried out by an individual faculty member or by a faculty team.  


Award recipients participating in a professional growth activity will write an article for the CTL iTeach newsletter describing the teaching practices and instructional/support strategies they learned about. Article should be submitted to Janice Pierson by the end of fall semester. Recipients working on programmatic support will also write an article for the iTeach newsletter and share course/program materials with the Foundations Action Team (due by October 1, 2021).


An application form is available on February 1, 2021. Please describe your proposed activity and its impact. In addition, you will need to include a proposed award amount and an explanation of how the budget was calculated. Awards may range from $500 to $4,450.

  • Application release: February 1, 2021
  • Application deadline: March 21, 2021
  • Anticipated award announcement: April 5, 2021

For programmatic support, the application should specify which additional faculty, if any, will be participating.

Application form is available now: Application period for 2020 now closed

Application deadline: March 21, 2021.
Anticipated award announcement: April 5, 2021