Professional Development Curriculum
Year 1: GEP faculty participate in a series of progressive professional development
workshops throughout all three years of the program. The curriculum presents opportunities
for self-directed learning, group instruction, peer-to-peer experiential learning
and exchange, personalized staff support, and collaborative seminars to develop the
members’ knowledge of grant writing, faculty engagement in sponsored programs, and
career development. The overall goal of the professional development is the creation
of a 10-year Professional Development Plan.
Tentative Professional Development Schedule for 2019-2020
To view the Professional Development Plan template, please click here.
Grant Writing Curriculum
Year 2: The grant writing portion of the curriculum provides participants with the
tools necessary to find, apply for, win, and manage federal, foundation, and corporate
funding. The curriculum addresses the overall strategic plan for writing grants including
development of a needs statement, mission, goals, objectives, activities, evaluation,
key personnel, and budgets with the end goal of transforming ideas into fundable projects
or research. The fundamental goal of the grant writing curriculum is the development
of one or more grant-winning proposals.
Award Management Curriculum
Year 3: The GEP program offers faculty an opportunity to better understand and facilitate
the award management process of grant administration. This portion of the curriculum
will guide faculty through the lifecycle of an award to ensure effective management.
Trainings will cover award acceptance, roles and responsibilities, uniform guidance
overview, sub-award, budget, personnel, procurement, travel, reporting requirements,
and closeout. The central goal of the award management curriculum is an understanding
of the process and successful closeout of a sponsored program.
If you are interested in joining GEP or have questions about the program, please contact:
Jamie Burriss, Ph.D.