1. Section I
2. Section II
- President’s Innovation Fund Proposal (title of proposal)
- Designate Category of Funding (from above)
- Proposal Sponsor(s) (include email addresses)
3. Section III
- Project Description (not to exceed 1,000 words, double spaced)
- Timeline for Project (approved funds must be spent between start and end dates)
- Credentials, previous experience, and/or related experience of participants that might contribute to the project’s probability of success
4. Section IV
- Impact statement (predicted impact for students/faculty, department/program, and the College)
- What is distinctive about this project/proposal?
- How and why is this project/proposal different from what we are already doing or have done?
- How might the project/proposal be sustained after initial funding?
5. Section V
- What are the goals and predicted outcomes of the project?
- How will the project/proposal be assessed?
- Description of Final Report or Project
- Final Report (e.g., results, assessment of outcomes, impact on students/faculty/department/program or College)
- Final Product (e.g., document, course, program, installation, presentation)
Criteria for Awarding Funds
- Budget—should include, but is not limited to, the following:
- Student compensation at $10 per hour (include hours per week and number of weeks. Taxes are deducted from compensation).
- Student room and/or board for summer (calculate using $141 per week for room and $141 per week for board—include total number of weeks)
- Faculty stipends or release time (taxes are deducted from stipend awards)
- Guest speakers/consultants/clinicians
- Travel (should include appropriate breakdown; transportation, food, and lodging)
- Resources for presentations, installations, and special programming
- Equipment/software (items in this category become property of the College)
- Total Estimated Budget
• Substance and quality of proposal in defining and articulating the pedagogical and/or disciplinary basis of the project or program
• Articulation of appropriate goals, outcomes, and plan for assessment
• Potential impact on students/programs/campus
• Viability of budget
• Practicality of timeline
Application Deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
• Application Review: February 2015
• Award Notification: Early March 2015
Submission of Application
• Submit electronically to Melissa Sherwood
, special assistant to the president for innovative programs, or Michael Green
, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the faculty