Universal Provider Award

Contact: Keisha Love, Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Special Initiatives, 513-556-4381 or Keisha.Love@uc.edu

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Award Overview

The Office of the Provost is accepting applications for Professional Development Funds from Universal Providers. Article 24.3.3 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the AAUP and UC provides $225,000 in Faculty Development Funds for Universal Providers.

Faculty development consists of activities and opportunities designed to improve the quality of faculty members’ engagement in teaching, research, service, and leadership. The Collective Bargaining Agreement states, “As part of its comprehensive faculty development approach, the University of Cincinnati shall provide faculty development programs through all-university access programming organized by Universal Providers.



Universal Providers are university-established initiatives, centers, or agencies including, but not limited to, Instructional Research and Computing (IRC), the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning (CETL), the University of Cincinnati Libraries, or centers at branch campuses.” Academic units, departments, or divisions are not considered Universal Providers.


Application and Submission Process

Universal Providers are funded on a year-by-year basis.  Proposals for the 2018-2019 academic year are due by September 14, 2018 and must include the following information as a single Word or PDF file:

  • A narrative that provides a brief background statement, a summary of the proposed activity, the anticipated products or outcomes of the activity, an overview of the beneficiaries, and an explanation of the benefits and anticipated impact of the proposed activity (1500 word maximum);
  • A 1-page timeline;
  • A 1-page budget outline with justifications
    • Please note: funds allocated under this Article cannot be used for the regular fiscal operating budget or salaries.


Review Process

Administrators in the Office of the Provost will review applications and select recipients. Award recipients will be notified on or around October 1, 2019. Please send inquiries and proposals to Keisha Love, Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Special Initiatives, at Keisha.Love@uc.edu. Final reports are due by August 15, 2019.