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Call for Proposals

Grants to Support Teaching and Learning with Technology at Baruch College 2017-2018


With funding from the Baruch student technology fee, the Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC) is providing grants of up to $3,000 for projects that further the use of digital technologies in teaching and learning. For the purposes of this grant “digital technologies” broadly encompass many different technologies in the classroom and in support of the classroom.

This year the program will fund proposals that support effective/innovative collaborations across CUNY; successful online/digital education partnerships within CUNY colleges and programs; and CUNY Open Educational Resource initiatives. Priority will be given to projects that would be effective for one or more faculty, disciplines, or CUNY colleges. It is also possible, if need is adequately demonstrated, to combine two grants if the costs of the project exceed $3,000.

All grantees will be expected to showcase the results of their project during the spring 2018 Baruch Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference. In addition to introducing the projects, the presentation must demonstrate the project plan, if the project is still in process, through milestones and any measureable outcomes. Recipients may be asked to compose a summary of their projects to be archived on the BCTC or Center for Teaching and Learning.  websites in order to make others in the Baruch community aware of the project and its potential uses.

All full-time faculty of Baruch College are eligible.

Project Guidelines:

Items purchased as part of the project will be acquired according to Baruch College’s procurement policies and be considered college property. Faculty will be asked to meet periodically with staff members from BCTC, develop and review project materials and deliverables. Moreover, all grantees will be expected to showcase the results of their project during the Spring 2018 Baruch Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference. Unfortunately travel related proposals cannot be considered in this round. No revisions to budgets will be possible after project budgets have been finalized.

Due Date:

If there are questions regarding projects or the application process, we ask that interested applicants first contact members of the Committee on Educational Technology of the General Faculty using the email address provided below. Please communicate your interest in the grant and ideas by at least Wednesday, April 17, 2017 to give us adequate time to respond. Applicants will submit a formal application, with budget included, by Wednesday, April 27, 2017. Grants will be awarded until allocated funds for this round are expended. Approximately twelve awards are anticipated.


What Needs to be Submitted:

There is a suggested form below. Whether you use the suggested form or your own, your proposal must include a narrative (not to exceed 250 words), a budget, contact information, and a brief assessment component. If a proposal involves collaboration with other faculty, please provide the names of all involved. The assessment component of the proposal should describe how the proposal’s impact on teaching and learning will be demonstrated. Your budget should include quotes for software or hardware, estimates of instructional staff time or research assistants, as well as a list of other anticipated expenses. All necessary expenses for the proposal must be included in your budget description at the time of proposal submission.

Evaluation of Proposals:

Proposals will be evaluated by the members of the Committee on Educational Technology of the General Faculty with assistance from BCTC.  The evaluation criteria for proposals will focus on: the degree to which the project advances the stated learning goals of a course or program, enhances the student’s opportunity for success, ability to assess project outcomes, number of students served, amount of technical support required for end-users and adaptability to other courses or sections. Official Proposals can be submitted electronically to teachinglearningwithtech@gmail.com.

Questions may be addressed to teachinglearningwithtech@gmail.com.

Suggested Form for Proposal

Title of Grant Proposal:

Principal Investigator’s or Investigators’ Name/s:   

Principal Investigator’s or Investigators’ Contact Information:    

Additional Investigators:        

Description of Project (max. of 250 words):

Assessment Plan:

Budget  (See Template Below):

Template for Teaching and Learning with Technology Proposed Grant Budget

 

Your budget should include quotes for software or hardware, estimates of instructional staff time, as well as a list of other anticipated expenses. All necessary expenses for the proposal must be included in your budget description at the time of proposal submission. Approval from Dean and Department Chair is necessary for proposals involving summer salary or overload assignments.

 

Proposed Technology Budget

 

How Many Technology Items

General Description of Item

Technical

Product Information

Price Per Item

Total Price

What will this Technology Item be used for?

 

Proposed Staff Budget

 

Estimate of How Many Staff Hours

Affiliation of Staff Member

(Baruch Faculty, Student, Staff, CUNY-outside Baruch, Outside CUNY)

Approximate Dates of Work on Grant

What role will this staff member play in the grant?