The purpose of the Concordia Intramural Teaching Grant (CITG) competition is to improve learning at Concordia University by supporting innovative teaching at both the Mequon and Ann Arbor campuses. Full-time faculty members may submit applications for an innovative teaching project connected to a course they are scheduled to teach in the next academic year. The innovation should be a new development not already in the course or already planned as an innovation for the entire department/school.

Funding supports the development, demonstration and evaluation of innovation in a particular course which is over and above normal teaching expectations. Applications are due by June 15 prior to the grant year, which is July 1 - June 30. The grant year is the period during which the designated course must be taught by the individual applying for the grant, expenses must be incurred, and request for payment of expenses and/or stipend must be submitted and paid.

Examples include:

  • A service learning project
  • Developing a problem-based learning approach in a course
  • Strategies to support measurement of student learning for a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project
  • Additional faculty pay (at the adjunct rate) to team-teach a course,
  • A project that advances teaching and learning of the university Global Learning Outcomes, Christian Faith, or mission
  • A project that demonstrates the value of high-impact practices or the Concordia Principles for Good Practice in Teaching and Learning

Of special interest, projects that involve the following will be prioritized

  • Identifying, implementing and evaluating a pedagogical/ instructional model that facilitates student learning while mixing traditional and post-traditional students in the same section
  • Developing a writing attentive course in connection with Writing Across the Curriculum


Proposals are evaluated using these criteria:

  • Organization and thoroughness
  • Support/evidence for the pedagogical strength of the innovation
  • Connection to principles of effective teaching and learning
  • Connection to the Global Learning Outcomes (GLOs), University Liberal Arts Outcomes (ULAOs), or Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
  • Budget itemization and justification which includes expenses in categories with explanation
  • Description of the demonstration and evaluation of student learning which will be submitted in the post-grant documents and demonstration
  • Potential contribution of the innovation to Concordia University for use in future courses for future students
  • Benefit to the applicant for professional development of teaching effectiveness

Priority will be given to any applicant not receiving a CITG grant within the past five years.


The application form is available in the Forms Repository on the Resources tab of the portal.
Applications are due June 15th each year for the following year.

Contact Us

For more information contact Elizabeth Evans in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching.

Elizabeth Evans
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
Concordia University Wisconsin
12800 North Lake Shore Drive
Mequon, WI 53097
Phone: 262-243-4283