Faculty Resources

Overview

Fundamental to the Mission of the Office of STEM Initiatives are deepening faculty engagement in college-wide STEM activities and supporting faculty in developing exemplary practices and policies in STEM education. The following list includes opportunities that are available to GPC faculty. To receive a brief overview of the opportunity, click on each title.

USG STEM Initiative II
The goal of the USG STEM Initiative II grant is to improve student access and success in the STEM fields and enhance existing instructional capabilities of STEM faculty in Georgia’s postsecondary institutions.  At GPC, faculty can benefit from the following:

Faculty Mini-Grant Program

The STEM Faculty Mini-grant program is geared toward engaging faculty at the participating institutions in developing novel methods for improving instruction approaches or content delivery focused on student achievement in postsecondary STEM education or STEM teacher preparation. Mini-grants also should meet challenges specific to that institution’s culture or mission.   To learn more about the program or to apply for a mini-grant, click here.

 

STEM Workshops and Symposia

The STEM-related workshops and symposia are designed to deepen engagement by providing College faculty and K-12 faculty with opportunities for professional development.  Topics vary and workshops are held throughout the academic year on different GPC campuses.  Visit the Calendar of Events for the workshop schedule.

 

STEM Faculty Travel Award

 

The Office of STEM Initiatives offers a limited number of faculty travel awards up to $500.00 to enable faculty members to attend STEM-related professional meetings/conferences/workshops. Travel awards will be provided on an as needed basis, pending availability of resources and are available for tenure track faculty in one of the eligible programs of study (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics, and Physics).   Please see the following form to apply:

 

STEM Faculty research Award

The Office of STEM Initiatives offers a limited number of faculty research awards up to $500.00 to enable faculty members to conduct scientific independent research projects.  Purchasing supplies, instruments and/or software in order to conduct the research is allowable.  Awards will be provided on an as needed basis, pending availability of resources and are available to tenure track faculty in one of the eligible programs of study (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics, and Physics). Please see the following form to apply: