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2010 Teaching and Technology Grant
   Proposal Submission Guidelines

 

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2009 (grant not available)  

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Goal
The goal of SPU's Teaching and Technology Grant is to evaluate curricular uses of instructional technologies using a pilot test to determine if adoption enhances teaching and learning. While SPU’s current budgeting model for technology guarantees systematic replacement of supported technology, it does not provide a funding mechanism for exploring innovative uses of instructional technology.  This proof-of-concept grant will provide up to two $5000 awards during Winter Quarter 2010 to be used by Autumn Quarter of 2010. This grant is sponsored by Instructional Technology Services, the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development, and Computer and Information Systems.

Eligibility
Grant proposals may be submitted only by full-time SPU faculty members. Faculty can team up with other faculty, staff, and/or students to create their proposals.  Individuals may apply for only one grant per year.

Organizational Contact
If you would like to discuss an idea for a project, please contact David Wicks - dwicks@spu.edu.

Selection Criteria
All proposals must address the following criteria:

  1. Impact: Clear benefits for teaching and learning demonstrated by the use of the technology in at least one course taught by Autumn Quarter of 2010.

  2. Innovation: Pioneering use of new technology for teaching and learning.

  3. Feasibility: Likelihood of success given campus resources, expertise of those involved with the project, etc.

  4. Technology Transfer and Outreach: Commitment to share the benefits of the new technology with the SPU community and beyond.

  5. Collaboration: Plans for carrying out the project by partnering with other faculty, departments, or schools within the SPU community.

  6. Outcomes Assessment: Plan for evaluating the results of using the new technology, e.g., formative and summative questionnaires, objective measures, etc.

The grant committee expects that, to the degree possible, awardees will make materials resulting from the project accessible to individuals with disabilities. Likewise, we expect that awardees will take care to ensure that the development and subsequent use of project materials will not compromise network security or infringe on the privacy of individuals.

Budget and Allowable Items
Please note that institutional overhead and/or indirect costs will not be supported by this grant. Examples of valid expenses include:

Programming or technical support
Hardware and software purchase
Use of special instruments or media conversion
Materials and supplies
Project-related travel
Wages for student assistance*
Access to networked resources

* Tuition payments, scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships are not valid uses of grant funds.

Submission Form
Proposal submission must be done via a web application form available at http://www.spu.edu/depts/its/grant/2007/technology_grant_submission_form.asp
The deadline for application is January 18, 2010.

Feedback on non-funded proposals
The Instructional Technology Grant Committee will not provide feedback about non-funded proposals. Examples of successful proposals will be posted and promoted at a later date.

Project Deliverables
For each funded proposal:

By April 1, 2010, A Web site about the project must be established. Because the Web site will, in most cases, be the primary medium through which the benefits of the project will be communicated to others, it should be a rich source of information. At a minimum, it must include the title of the project, contact information for the principal investigators, and the text of the project proposal.

By May 1, 2010, the principal investigator or delegate must e-mail to David Wicks - dwicks@spu.edu - a brief initial progress report demonstrating satisfactory progress toward completion of project goals. This evidence should include such items as general descriptions of expenditures made, work accomplished, and a timeline for the completion of grant-funded activities.

By October 1, 2010, all invoices must be completed for grant payments.  Invoices will be submitted to David Wicks.

By December 20, 2010, the principal investigator or delegate must e-mail to David Wicks - dwicks@spu.edu - a final progress report describing the completion of project goals, and relating those accomplishments to the Selection Criteria and Other Criteria listed below. The report should include a closing financial statement. The recipient will commit to a time to present results in a faculty workshop during Autumn Quarter organized by the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development.

Grant Payments
Awards will be made at the beginning of the project.  Grant recipients may begin submitting invoices to David Wicks on February 15, 2010. All invoices should be submitted by October 1, 2010.

Timeline

January 18, 2010

Project proposals must be received by midnight, Pacific Time

January 19, 2010

Acknowledgements of receipt sent to proposers by e-mail

February 1 , 2010

Award decisions sent to proposers

February 15, 2010

Invoices for award payments may be submitted 

April 1, 2010

Project Web site must be established and linked to Grant web site

May 1, 2010

Initial progress report must be completed and emailed to David Wicks

October 1, 2010

Invoices for award payments must be completed

December 20, 2010

Final progress report must be completed and emailed to David Wicks

Winter Quarter 2011

Presentation of results to faculty in a one-hour workshop

Additional Information
If you have questions about the grant program, please contact David Wicks - dwicks@spu.edu or 206.281.2290.

This grant is sponsored by Instructional Technology Services, the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development, and Computer and Information Systems.

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