Connected Learning Course Funds
The Connected Learning Course funds support the integration of community-engaged learning and research, global engagement, or research and creative projects into existing or new courses. We will fund up to $10,000 for all course support funds in FY24. See examples below of how faculty have used these funds to support connected learning courses.
Purpose of funds and how to apply
In alignment with desired outcomes of students’ participation in connected learning, the Office of Connected Learning funds support activities within courses that create conditions for students to:
- Prepare for a career or profession through experiential learning.
- Develop a sense of belonging: connection to UW Bothell and the broader community.
- Contribute to a more just and equitable community.
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- guest speaker or community partner compensation
- student stipend or short-term student hire
- materials to support projects
- printing costs for zines or artwork
- web hosting or online publishing.
- Requests will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and you will receive a response from an Office of Connected Learning staffmember within a week.
- Eligibility criteria: UW Bothell faculty members of all career tracks (full- and part-time) and staff who are affiliated faculty are eligible to receive these support funds.
- Only one fund will be granted per course, per section, per quarter.
- Course support funds are available after you’ve utilized your departmental or other School resources.
- Funding must conform to guidelines for the use of state funds.
- Priority will be given to lower level courses (100/200) if requests exceed available funding.
Please note: many county and state employees cannot be compensated with speaker fees, as it’s often considered part of their work. Check-in with them to see if they can accept before agreeing to payment.
If granted a Connected Learning Course Support Fund, we ask that you share your work with a broader audience. The Office of Connected Learning will reach out to invite you to share your class experiences through different avenues:
- Write a short, three paragraph blog post for the Connected Learning and Sponsored Research news blog.
- Collaborate on a UW Bothell campus level news story for the website.
- Upload your course to the Student Connected Huskies Opportunities database to advertise the class for the next year’s students looking for high-impact practice courses.
- Students can post results from their research and creative projects in the Husky Cache.
Please mention the Connected Learning Course Fund in any communications or news related to your project. The Office of Connected Learning may follow up to do additional marketing and story-telling around each project.
Connected Learning Course Fund – Past Projects
Previous courses supported by Connected Learning Course Fund may give you an idea of what have been funded and for what amounts. This list is not comprehensive.
- Min Tang, Associate Teaching Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, Fall 2023, Critical Media Literacy, BIS235. This course has a community engagement and collaborative learning project through collaboration with the Northshore School District’s Racial and Educational Justice Team, to develop media education workshops for local high school students. Support covers guest lectures, $225.
- Laura Umetsu, J.D., Instructor, School of Business, Fall 2023, Business Writing, BBUS 307A. Student teams interview client stakeholders and create website educational and promotional content for community engagement learning partner the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Seattle. Cost covers guest speakers and writing coach, $500.
- Jong Yoon, Associate Professor, Mechanical engineering coordinator, School of STEM/Engineering & Math Division, Summer – extension of BME 496 Capstone Project in Mechanical Engineering I of spring 2023 , Workshop support (summer event), $500.
- Nora Kenworthy , Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Health Studies, BHLTH 423, Spring 2023. Global Health: Critical Perspectives, for community partner consultation work with class and mentorship of student work, $500.
- Victoria Breckwich Vasquez, DrPH, MPH, MA – UW Bothell Lecturer (Part-Time) & LETI LLI Mentor, School of Nursing &Health Studies, Spring, BHLTH 498B, Latinx Leadership Initiative (LLI) at UW Bothell. Workshop support $120.
- Laura Umetsu, J.D., Instructor, School of Business, Spring 2023, BBUS 307. Student teams interview client stakeholders and create website educational and promotional content based on these interviews for community engagement learning partner the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), $200.
- Natalia Dyba, Connected Learning, BFSTDY 300 Summer 2023, Stipend to supporting Indian youth (through Pravah) who interface with our students during the course of their projects, $500.
- Laura Umetsu, BUS, BBUS 307A Summer, Stipend for three guest community speakers, $500.
Raissa DeSmet, IAS, BIS 498 Summer: Undergraduate Research – Southeast Asian Pasts and Futures (SEAPF), Graphic design and printing for digital and limited print copies for zine featuring student writing/creative work, $500.
- Jody Early, NHS, BHS 496 HS Fieldwork, Stipend to recent HS alum to support course as peer coach, $500.
- Laura Umetsu, BUS, BBUS 307 Business Writing, Honoraria for three guest community speakers, $500.
- Nora Kenworthy, NHS, BHLTH 423, Student stipends to the winning team to continue their work with the stakeholders to encourage implementation, $500.
- Victoria Breckwich Vasquez, NHS, BHLTH 498A: LETI Latinx Leadership Initiative, Mentoring supplies (various such as journals for reflective writing, short stories about/by Latinx leaders, pens, workbooks, etc.) , and graduation celebration supplies (papel picado, cutlery, dishes, certificate envelopes) to recognize participating Bothell High School Latinx club youth, $500.
- Deborah Hathaway, FYPP, BLEAD 102 A: Working in Teams, The ABC and the “Working in Teams” class will be creating the ABC Spring Carnival event for ABC’s Open House. Students will be developing and leading booths with activities and games for the students at the center. Each group in the class is allocated approximately $100 for their booth (5 total groups), $500.
- Jin-Kyu Jung, IAS, BIS352 Mapping Communities, Community partner (LETI) consultation work with course, $300.
- Joseph Ferrare, IAS, BIS 232 Visualizing Quantitative Data, $500
Student assistant to support CBLR project logistics.
- Victoria Breckwich Vasquez, NHS, BHLTH 222: Latinx Health & Culture, $500
Stipend for three community guest speakers.
- Victoria Breckwich Vasquez, NHS, BHLTH 498: LETI Latinx Leadership Initiative, $500
Honararia for 1 alum mentor.
- Deborah Hathaway, FYPP, BCORE 120 B: Working in Teams, $500
Payment to Silver Kite Community Arts who will help provide an orientation to the students and also help coordinate and lead the program with ECA.
- Jin-Kyu Jung, IAS, BIS406 Urban Planning and Geography, $300
Grocery gift cards to the local participants as a compensation for participating the survey.
- Kari Lerum , NHS, BIS 341: Girls on Film, $500
Cover the costs for all students to gain access to designated films from Cascadia International Women’s Film Festival and a stipend for a filmmaker guest speaker.
- Nora Kenworthy, NHS, BHLTH 423, $500
Student stipends for winning team to continue working with the stakeholders and encourage implementation.
- Jin-Kyu Jung, IAS, BIS352 Mapping Communities, $300
Community partner (LETI) consultation work with course.
- Laura Umetsu, BUS, BBUS 307 Business Writing, $400
Honoraria for two guest community speakers.
- Ching-In Chen, IAS, BCULST 587/BISIA 410, $500
Stipend for one of our community partners to work with the students and a stipend for a guest speaker.