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Articulate Learning Outcomes PSY 200 Pilot Team Grant Program
Request for Proposals

Steps to Apply

Step 1:

Submit the VCCS ALO Pilot Team Grant Application (online only).

We suggest using the Pilot Team Grant Template to fine-tune your proposal in draft form. Then, cut and paste the information into the online application. Once your application is successfully accepted into the database, you will immediately receive a confirmation page to print for your records.

Step 2:

Complete the VCCS ALO Pilot Team Grant Application Cover Page (PDF email attachment only – must contain signatures).

Step 3:

Following review by the ALO Pilot Team Grants Awards Committee, you will be notified of the Committee’s decision about your application by emailed PDF letter.

Step 4:

If accepted, return the Acceptance Sheet that will accompany your letter (PDF email attachment only - must contain signatures).

Step 5:

Submit Interim Report #1, Interim Report #2, and the final version of the pilot course (online only).

Applicant Eligibility

One, but preferably more than one, discipline faculty member from one or more colleges may apply for a Pilot Team Grant. Adjunct faculty can serve on the Pilot Team with the primary applicant. Each applicant is limited to one application, but there is no limit to the number of applications from each college.


Each Pilot Team award will be $5,000. Awardees may use funds as they deem appropriate to the extent that such expenditures comply with state and VCCS procurement policies. Budget items may include, but are not limited to, faculty release time, stipends, technology purchases, and professional development.

Number and Categories of Awards

Up to four grants will be awarded, one in each of the following categories:

  • On-campus replicable, model course
  • Online replicable, model course
  • Hybrid replicable, model course
  • Award Committee’s choice of a replicable, model course in any delivery mode

PSY 200 ALO Pilot Team Timeline

Request for Proposals Announced                              April 2012

Application Due Date                                                      June 1, 2012

Award Notification Date                                                  July 16, 2012

Pilot Course Development Phase                                July 16 - December 17, 2012

Interim Report #1                                                             October 15, 2012

Pilot Course Test Implementation Phase                  January - May 2013

Interim Report #2                                                             March 15, 2013

Pilot Course Assessment & Revision Phase            May 16 - June 17, 2013

Final Course Submission to the VCCS                       June 17, 2013

Pilot Course Implementation Phase                           Fall 2013

Required Pilot Team deliverables for each delivery mode (on-campus, online, or hybrid).

To review the detailed explanation of each pilot deliverable shown below, please click here.


Course development strategy


Course implementation strategy


VCCS discipline faculty consultation strategy


Assessment strategy


Course adoption professional development strategy


Budget strategy

Reporting and Course Delivery Requirements

Pilot Teams will submit two interim reports and a final report to the ALO Steering Group and/or Pilot Team Award Committee. The first interim report will provide an update on the progress of the development phase of the model course. The second interim report will provide an update on the progress of the test phase of the model course. The final report will include all Pilot Team deliverables, assessment results of the Pilot project, and a description of planned or recommended next steps.

Dissemination of Pilot Courses

The ALO Steering Group will identify a process that facilitates access to the model courses by faculty who wish to review, adopt, or adapt them. Pilot Teams will implement the strategy they identified in their Pilot Team Application to promote the model courses and to provide appropriate professional development (e.g. webinars, VCCS Peer Group and New Horizons Conference presentations, and Center for Teaching Excellence events). Program materials developed or created by individuals employed by the VCCS are subject to Section 12, Intellectual Property, of the VCCS Policy Manual. When allowed under VCCS Policy, all project deliverables developed with VCCS grant funds will be licensed with an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons license.

Before You Submit


Read through the entire grant application packet and instructions on this site.


Discuss the idea for your proposal with colleagues and supervisors.


Prepare a draft application for review by your college grants officer. Note: Five colleges are required to route their application through the grants office. Click here for a list of college grant officers.


Complete each application section.


Align your Pilot Team deliverables with the materials developed by the ALO Curriculum Committee for the course.


If you have questions that cannot be answered locally, email Ruth Greene, Pilot Team Grant contact, at


Submit the online application.


Put your name and the name of your college only on the cover page of your proposal and email a PDF to the Office of Professional Development.


You must submit the two interim reports and the final version of the pilot course by the deadlines or you and your college will be asked to return the funds awarded.




ALO Pilot Team Grant Contact

Ruth Greene
Rappahannock Community College
ALO Steering Group



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