The Pilot

Summer and Fall 2023

Experiential Learning in the Classroom

Launched in summer 2023, the TTL Faculty Initiative began with a half-day workshop exploring experiential learning approaches that lead to significant student learning. A faculty and student panel discussed high impact teaching practices that foster transformative learning. Participants were invited to develop their own transformative teaching innovation and submit a proposal for the 2023 Innovation Incubator grant of up to $8,000.

From these grant applications, 14 faculty from 5 Colleges enhanced 11 courses with various forms of experiential learning, serving a total of 855 undergraduate students. The faculty cohort worked on course redesign tasks in summer 2023 and taught the course in fall 2023. 

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Next for TTL

Spring 2024

Course-based Undergraduate Research

While Georgia Tech has long offered opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in scholarly research, much of this occurs outside the classroom, which can lead to disconnection from course-based learning as well as unequal access to opportunities. 

TTL seeks to expand opportunities for course-based undergraduate research -- or CUREs -- which are courses "in which students address a research question or problem that is of interest to the broader community with an outcome that is unknown both to the students and to the instructor" (Bhattacharyya et al. 2020).

Dr. Leah Misemer presents her
TTL poster at GTREET 2024.

The Grants

TTL Innovation Incubator Grants

In early spring 2024, the TTL initiative opened a call for grant proposals of up to $12,000 to fund the development, implementation and evaluation of a transformative teaching project focused on integrating original research into the undergraduate classroom. 

Spring 2024 | Grant proposal deadline: March 1

Summer 2024 | Recipients participate in cohort activities to support course design efforts

Fall 2024 | Implement, evaluate and share the results of the transformative teaching project.

Applications are now closed (March 1, 2024)

Learn More About the Grant Process

Opportunity for engagement!

Interested in developing a CURE but missed the grant cycle? Join the TTL CUREs Faculty Learning Community in fall 2024. Led by CTL, this cohort will explore opportunities to incorporate undergraduate research into traditional course structures. Contact Dr. Laura Carruth to express interest in joining.


Dr. Kate Williams
Interim Director of Transformative Teaching and Learning, Faculty Initiatives