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New Course Development and TIIP (The Instructional Improvement Project)

Contact Kenneth Friedrich, Curriculum Development Committee Chair, with questions.

Section 6.224 of the Faculty Contract

The College will allocate a minimum annual budget of $50,000 to support bargaining unit employees (Academic Professionals, Faculty, Librarians, Counselors) who are involved with rapid curricular or program change. Awards may be, but will not be limited to, stipends or release time.

This fund covers new course development and The Instructional Improvement Project (TIIP).


Full-time and part-time faculty and AP who are represented in the Faculty Federation contract and whose positions are funded under the general fund are eligible to apply for Curriculum Development funding. Compensation is based on an hourly special project’s rate.

New Course Development

New courses approved through the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

The Instructional Improvement Project (TIIP)

We are interested in funding projects with broad curricular impact. The priority for funding is:

  • Multiple department/programs district-wide
  • Multiple department/programs on a single campus
  • Single department/program district-wide
  • Single department/program on a single campus

No supplies, materials or certifications. The fund pays for time.

Applying for funding

Submit your application to the Office of Academic Affairs by the application deadline for the funding period for which you are applying. Funded projects must be completed in the designated funding period.

Review Process

  1. Email completed applications to Anne Haberkern (anne.haberkern@pcc.edu), Dean for Teaching, Learning, and Curricular Innovation (TLCI) and Kenneth Friedrich (kenneth.friedrich@pcc.edu), Chair.
  2. New Course proposals that meet the criteria and are submitted by the deadlines will be funded, until funds for the academic year are exhausted.
  3. TIIP proposals are reviewed competitively by the Curriculum Development Committee.  Recommended applications are sent to the Vice President of Academic Affairs for final approval.
  4. Dean for TLCI informs all applicants of funding status and provides support for applicants chosen for funding.

Funds Dispersal Process

  1. New Course proposals:
    Once the CCOG has been approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs in Courseleaf, funds will be dispersed by the Dean for TLCI’s office.
  2. TIIP proposals:
    50% of funds are dispersed at the midpoint and 50% at the end of the project, contingent on submission of status reports at each point and approval of those reports by the chair.   Once the chair has approved each report, funds will be dispersed by the Dean for TLCI’s office.

Upcoming TIIP deadlines

New Course Applications (applications are accepted twice per year)
  • Fall term: Nov. 3, 2023
  • Winter term: Jan. 26, 2024
The Instructional Improvement Project (TIIP) Applications:
  • Winter/Spring: Feb. 2, 2024

  • Summer/Fall: May 3, 2024