This message to faculty and staff has been approved by Jane Livingston, Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer.
The Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee is shifting to focus funding allocations to support our evolving challenges of sustained online learning. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, university leadership is thinking differently about our resources and how best to support students, faculty and staff through this unprecedented situation.
As such, we are reopening the 2019-2020 Student Technology Fee awards cycle. Proposals will be accepted from both academic and non-academic departments that focus on the priority of improving online engagement and student experience (e.g., improving the quality of distance or remote course delivery and assessment, accessibility, online engagement, faculty technology equipment, enabling laboratory instruction). Previous submissions to the 2019-2020 Student Technology Fee awards cycle must be resubmitted to be considered for funding. If you have a previous submission, you are encouraged to resubmit the proposal highlighting the urgency and importance of your project and if applicable, the relevance to the COVID-19 response.
Grants for course enhancement will be awarded in the form of a stipend that is paid upon 1) completion of instructional workshops; 2) demonstration that quality, online course design elements outlined in the workshops have been successfully integrated in the course; and 3) after applying the quality elements, sharing the results and effective practices with others.
The deadline for submitting proposals is Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at 5PM ET.