DELTA Express Grants


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The Spring 2023 DELTA Express Grants Cycle is now Closed.

Please check back in the spring for the next DELTA Express Grants cycle.

Partner with us to get strategic help for those parts of your courses that you most want to change!

DELTA understands faculty are busy or may not need to redesign every aspect of their courses. That is why we are now offering the DELTA Express Grants program where we will provide support for a focused part of your course.

The DELTA Express Grants will be shorter than our yearly DELTA grants with support lasting for one semester. We will use technology and pedagogy to focus on a specific challenge or need you identify in your course.

Grants will change often based on the needs of faculty during each semester. This cycle, we will offer two grant types: the Course Essentials Grant and the 3D Object Scanning Grant. Please see descriptions for each grant type below.

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What are the benefits and services faculty gain by partnering with DELTA?

With a DELTA Grant, you get:

  • Your own DELTA team to collaborate with you to find solutions for your instructional challenges.
  • Our expertise in instructional design, new media development, application development and more (based on the project scope).
  • Your time investment will multiply the benefits of your DELTA team’s success.
  • Financial resources to use for personnel, conferences, equipment, etc.
  • A partnership to impact teaching with technology based on pedagogy.

Learn which DELTA Express Grant is right for you.

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Course Essentials

The Course Essentials grant is a professional development opportunity for faculty who seek to build new knowledge and skills in pursuit of improving one of their online/hybrid courses. The grant is delivered as a semester-long hybrid program that is individually focused. Recipients will complete an online workshop, attend course quality consultations, and complete course improvement tasks to help them design a course that meets the essential standards of the research-based and education-driven Quality Matters Rubric for Higher Education.

You might be this grant type if:

  • You would like to improve the quality of a credit-bearing online or hybrid course
  • You need support to improve an existing course to nationally recognized standards, but need to do it quickly without a lot of frills.
  • You seek guidance with course development.

Note: In order to qualify for this grant you must have taken the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) workshop in the past or sign up for the course that starts on November 30. You can register for the APPQMR course here.

Recipients of this grant will receive $4,000 as well as DELTA support from expert instructional designers and technologists. This grant is best-suited for faculty who are self-starters and do not require media support. This recipient will additionally be asked to complete Quality Matters workshops, complete course improvement tasks according a defined schedule, attend three group and three individual consultation meetings over the course of a semester, and will be expected to work on their course between each meeting.

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Instructional Tools

The Instructional Tools grant assists faculty who want to create effective learning activities using the following tools and concepts: accessibility, Universal Design for Learning (reduce barriers to learning and facilitate meaningful participation by all students.), gamification, Google Assignments, Gradescope, H5P, Moodle quizzes, Moodle rubrics and grading guides, Panopto, PlayPosit, Top Hat, Turnitin PeerMark and WordPress. This grant is designed for faculty who want to integrate effective learning strategies aligned with their course goals and delivery methods but seek assistance designing effective and pedagogically appropriate activities using technology. Recipients of this grant will receive $2,000 as well as DELTA support, including but not limited to workshops, consultations, action plan templates and additional resources.

You might be this grant type if:

  • You need assistance with credit-bearing course at NC State University.
  • You seek guidance with course development tools.
  • You want to implement an instructional technology tool to improve your course.

Still Have Questions?

Please direct any questions about the submission process or DELTA Grants generally to deltaexpressgrants@ncsu.edu.