UWM’s CIE NRC Title VI grant funding supports proficiency assessment and language pedagogy training that strengthens LCTL instruction at UWM. Eligible languages include Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, and Russian.
UWM’s CIE NRC grant funding supports proficiency assessment and language pedagogy training that strengthens LCTL instruction at UWM. Eligible languages include Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, and Russian.
Each grant of up to $3,000 will be awarded to a single faculty/instructor or a group of faculty/instructors for their participation in professional development workshops and training that support and strengthen UWM’s use of performance-based assessment and new or improved instructional methodologies. These may include, but are not limited to:
- Title VI Language Resource Center workshops, trainings, and other professional development events;
- Pre-conference workshops and trainings associated with the ACTFL annual conference, or ACTFL OPI training workshops;
- Trainings focused on alternative proficiency assessment rubrics, such as the Common European Framework of Reference or ILR scale;
- Assessment and pedagogy training workshops and conferences sponsored by other organizations;
- Cultures and Language Across the Curriculum Conferences in conjunction with plans to develop new LCTL courses across curriculum;
- Workshops focused on online language education methodologies.
Funds awarded must be expended before August 1st, 2024. Carry-overs of funds not expended by the date specified in the award letter is subject to the approval of CIE’s U.S. Department of Education (U.S./ED) program officer.
Application Deadline: Monday, February 26, 2024
Applications for Spring and Summer 2024 activities will be accepted at this time, but funds awarded must be expended before August 1, 2024.
Please note that if funds remain after all successful applicants have been awarded, the committee may choose to reopen the application to review additional proposals for activities in the spring and summer of 2024.
Application Materials include a signed narrative, a completed budget, and any supporting documentation. You can pause and return to this form at any time – your progress is automatically saved.
The NRC grant manager administers the awards, provides support to language faculty and staff before, during, and after the award period, and works alongside the grant’s evaluation team, Socially Responsible Evaluation in Education (SREed), to conduct evaluation and reporting on NRC-funded activities in the languages.
The Language Project Review Committee is responsible for reviewing the proposals and selecting awardees based on contribution to language learning and campus globalization at UWM, alignment with NRC grant goals and interests, and feasibility of implementation. Selection criteria specific to each award are included in the application.
Applicants are responsible for working with their supervisor, department chair, and/or dean to ensure proposed activities have the necessary campus support and approvals for the activity/course to occur. All expenditures must be approved by the NRC grant manager before purchase. Purchases made without prior approval will NOT be reimbursed.