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TULIPs with text: TULIP Technology Use in Learning and Instructional Programs

Training series meets August 3-7, 9:00-noon daily

Applications due June 14; Acceptances announced June 19

Are you looking for ways to free up some class time for digging deeper or fostering more meaningful interactions with and among your students? Maybe you're looking for ways to engage your students in the online environment? Or perhaps you're just tired of demonstrating that same procedure each semester. TULIP is designed to offer faculty the opportunity to adopt new ways to support and improve student learning through the use of appropriately integrated technology. This year the TULIP program is focused on three software tools that can be used to create multimedia learning objects for your course: Camtasia Studio, SoftChalk, or ArcGIS. You may also propose another technology to investigate independently, such as augmented reality.  Training will include project planning, scripting, and hands-on tool tutorials, followed by lab time to work on your project with the support of Academic Technology Services staff.

Participants must apply for one specific software tool track.  If you're unsure about which one to use, click a tool below for more information and inspiration.  If you'd like to talk over an idea and get some guidance on the best tool for your application, email us at

Camtasia Studio 
ArcGIS - Geographical Information Systems 
Augmented reality

Selection criteria for projects:

  •     are reusable or have impact across multiple courses
  •     have well thought out goals and learning outcomes
  •     can be effectively incorporated into a learning module in your Cougar Courses
  •     demonstrate creativity and goes beyond the basics of the tool's capability to include interactivity or other advanced tool features

Participation requirements:
Selected faculty will attend all workshops, submit a project design and meet with their assigned Instructional Developer throughout the week. Post workshop, you'll receive project support as necessary to complete and implement your project.

Compensation:  $500, to be used as professional development funds or a stipend.  

Note: A minimum of 12 participants required for this workshop to be offered.


CALM Call for Proposals

Proposals still accepted for verified late course assignments until August 15th. 

The CALM project aims to aid faculty in replacing costly textbooks with lower cost alternates. ALL CSUSM instructors are eligible to apply for CALM, including part-time lecturers.  If you'd like more information or some help getting started on a proposal, contact You can also find examples of previously funded CALM projects on the Faculty Heroes pages.