Center for Teaching and Learning

New and Redesigned Course Masters Grant

The purpose of EMCC’s New & Redesigned Course Masters grant is to provide a faculty-driven mechanism for developing, expanding, and upgrading EMCC’s course offerings to improve student access and success through innovative pedagogical techniques and course design. The grant process provides compensation for faculty to develop course masters that will be owned by the Maricopa Community Colleges/Estrella Mountain Community College and may be observed and used by other instructors.

As part of the development process, you will need to find and work with a subject matter expert (SME) to review your course using the SME course development checklist (see supplmental resources below). To identify your SME, please follow this process.

New and redesigned course master development is limited to 30 developers a year. Preference for development will be given to those faculty who have been granted a New & Redesigned Course Master grant. However, if after the grant process the cap has not been filled, we invited developers with external funding sources to go through the course development process.

Proposal is submitted to FRACTL chair no later than the last Friday of February.

To learn more, please access these supplemental resources:
2019/2020 New & Redesigned Course Master Grant

How to Find a Submect Matter Expert (SME)
SME Course Development checklist
Peer Reviewer Course Development Checklist


If you would like to look at successful proposals from the 2017-2018 funding cycle, please review the following:

MAT15X(OER) - Burch


MAT121(OER) - Lockhart

PSY230(OER) - Farrar

SLP205(Upgrade) - Hill

To learn about the current state of Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) course masters at EMCC, visit:

AGEC Course Masters Analysis