Course Enhancement Funds

The Hub Course Enhancement Fund provides funding so faculty can experiment with an innovative approach to teaching one or more of the BU Hub areas or take advantage of special opportunities for exciting general education learning experiences in BU Hub courses. All BU faculty teaching Hub classes may apply for funding. Expenses might include those associated with attending cultural events, engaging with local communities, or materials needed to incorporate more experiential, collaborative, or project-based pedagogy into a Hub course. Awards are typically capped at $500 and are approved on a rolling basis.

Examples of appropriate requests:
Honoraria for guest speakers
Tickets to cultural events
Transportation to site visits not accessible by T
Materials that support innovative learning activities*

*We will consider funding the purchase of durable material, such as technology or other equipment, only if the department offers matching funds and takes responsibility for storing and lending the equipment for future teaching uses.

Application Process

To apply for Hub Course Enhancement Fund, please fill out this form at least one month previous to the date by which you will need the funding. We will attempt to review requests within two weeks. If your request is approved, you will need to submit receipts for the expense and benefits derived through the use of the funds (as well as photos, when applicable) by the end of the fiscal year.

If you are awarded these funds, they will be accessible through your department administrator – either by using a BU approved purchasing/travel card or reimbursement. Payment and/or reimbursement must take place within the fiscal year that funds are granted.