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Smith Teaching and Learning Grant applications close Feb. 1

PULLMAN, Wash. —Washington State University faculty with innovative ideas to impact teaching and “demonstrably enhance” student learning are encouraged to apply now through Feb. 1, 2016 for Smith Teaching and Learning Grants.

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Mary F. Wack manages the award program, and said that preference will be given to projects that “impact large numbers of students.”

The Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Teaching and Learning Endowment was established in 2000 when WSU President Smith retired after 15 years of service to the university.

In years since, thanks to awards made from the fund, thousands of undergraduates have benefited from implementation of the resulting educational innovations, programs, and projects, said Wack.

New awardees will be announced in April 2016. Awards can be used as summer salary. Eligible applicants cannot have received Smith grants in the past four years, and must be faculty with instructional responsibilities and on half-time or more appointments with continuing employment in academic year 2016-17.

Application requirements include a project overview, dissemination plan, citations, and the endorsement of the applicant’s chair. Details are online at under the “faculty grants” tab. For more information, contact Jeannie Holt at or 509-335-8044, or Wack at


Mary F. Wack, WSU Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education,

Jeannie Holt, Principal Assistant, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-8044,

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