Interested faculty members are encouraged submit the following three materials to EHRP:
1. A course proposal. The course proposal should: a. follow the form required by the faculty member’s school or department; b. include a statement of learning goals and outcomes; and c. integrate one or more significant human rights themes at the center of its content and/or pedagogy.
2. A funding rationale. The course rationale should: a. illustrate the importance and timeliness of the human rights themes being addressed; b. specify the expertise of the faculty member in this area; and c. explain the nature of the pedagogy being proposed.
3. A current CV.
Course development grant applications are evaluated on a number criteria, including:
The centrality of human rights themes to course content and pedagogy;
The importance and timeliness of the human rights themes being addressed;
The faculty member’s demonstrated expertise and interest;
The potential contribution to the overall human rights curriculum; and
The inclusion of a service learning component (preferred, but not necessary).
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Faculty members may receive a course development grant once every two years. The application process typically unfolds as follows:
1. The course development proposal is submitted to Dr. Halperin and the EHRP committee for preliminary approval. If desired by the applicant, the EHRP committee is happy to communicate regarding best practices, possible resources, and administrative suggestions.
2. The proposal is then submitted for approval to the appropriate administrators in the faculty member’s department (e.g. the departmental chairperson) and school (e.g. the Dedman College Undergraduate Council).
3. When all approvals have been obtained, the faculty member resubmits a copy of the final proposal with endorsements to EHRP. At this point, a final decision is made. Courses are typically offered within the faculty member’s home department and cross listed with human rights.
The first grant installment of $2000 is disbursed after the final course proposal with endorsements has been accepted by EHRP. The second installment of $2000 is disbursed at the end of the semester in which the course is first offered. The funds can only be distributed as extra compensation to the faculty member.