History

The Fund for Innovative Undergraduate Teaching supports the innovative educational initiatives of faculty who teach undergraduate courses in all disciplines at USC.

A faculty panel drawn from the membership of former FIUT award recipients as well as CET Faculty Fellows reviews proposals. Projects which cross traditional disciplinary lines and collaborations between faculty from different units are especially encouraged.

The USC Fund for Innovative Undergraduate Teaching becomes available beginning in mid-May. CET assumes administrative responsibility for the Fund.

History of the Fund

Funding for such projects was begun in 1985, through the Office of the Executive Vice Provost, under the name of Fund for Innovative Teaching. In 1991 CET was given administrative responsibility for the Fund. The final determination of recipients of the award was the responsibility of the Fund's Awards Committee. During the academic years 1995-98, this fund was used by the University to match the funding provided by the Hewlett Grant's, "Interdisciplinary Alternatives in General Education." In the Spring of 1999 the Provost re-instated the Fund, which is now known as Fund for Innovative Undergraduate Teaching.