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Marion Horstmann Online Teaching Innovation Grant

The Marion Horstmann Online Teaching Innovation Grant funds the development of outstanding online teaching and learning strategies.

Proposals will be judged on:

  • anticipated impact on student learning, engagement, and retention;
  • potential for wide-spread adoption across or within disciplines;
  • potential for scalability; and
  • record of outstanding teaching.

Eligibility requirements
Recipients of the award must have taught two semesters at Washington University in St. Louis and are required to teach one University College online or hybrid course that makes use of the proposed teaching strategy. Recipients may also be asked to present the teaching strategy at the annual University College Online Showcase.

Proposal guidelines
Proposals should be limited to three pages and should address the following:

  • Description of the proposed teaching and learning strategy. Where relevant, include links or examples that illustrate the strategy.
  • Purpose: How will the strategy impact student learning, engagement, and retention?
  • Feasibility: Can the strategy be carried out with current Washington University technological resources? Are additional resources required? Explain.
  • Application: To what courses that you teach would you apply this strategy? Comment on the scalability of the proposed strategy. If granted the award, which semester(s) are you available to teach in University College?

Attach a CV; include courses taught at Washington University as part of the CV or as an addendum.

Submit proposals to: Pat Matthews, patmatthews@wustl.edu

Award amount


Timeline 2017-18

  • Applications open: April 3
  • Proposal deadline: June 15
  • Award announced: June 30

Instructor expected to teach Spring '18 or Summer '18.