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Instructional Software Fund Program

The Student Technology Fee Committee (STFC) has again approved funding for faculty to acquire software to support instructional purposes.  An amount of $10,000 was provided for the 2021-2022 academic year.  The STFC charges the Academic Technology Committee (ATC) to manage this program.  The STFC established the following provisions for these funds. 

  • Funds are to be limited to software that is accessible to students. 
  • A report on utilization of funds shall be provided to the STFC by March 15, 2022.

 

Funding Eligibility

Software funded must be used for instructional purposes and be accessible to students.  Examples include (not in any priority order):

1)            Software to be installed in a campus lab for classroom instruction;

2)            Software to be utilized by students for classroom assignments or research activities--likely to be accessible in a                            campus lab environment;

3)            Software used by faculty for instructional activities:

                (a)          installed on smart classroom(s) computer workstations,

                (b)          installed on individual faculty workstations provided that the software will be used for an instructional,                                           classroom-related purpose.

 

Collaborative Projects Encouraged

The ATC encourages proposals that involve several faculty members including collaborations across multiple departments and/or programs.  Collaborative proposals shall have a designated lead that will submit the proposal.

 

Round 2 Application Process (2021 - 2022 Academic Year)

1)            Proposal deadline is January  24, 2022.

2)            Proposals will be submitted to Sang Jung, Chair of the ATC, via this online form.

                         https://www.smsu.edu/informationtechnologyservices/forms/form328.html

Applicants should note that the application form has a 28 minute time out.  Applicants are advised to prepare their application in Microsoft Word format and then copy and paste the content into the appropriate form fields before submitting the form within the 28 minute window.  Upon successful submission of the application form, a thank you message will be received.  Should you be concerned on whether or not your application was received, please contact Sang Jung.

3)            It is the ATC’s intention to notify applicants by Febtuary 4, 2022, regarding funding decisions.

 

Evaluation Criteria*

Funding decisions will be made by the ATC upon a review of applications in light of the criteria listed below**:

1)            Strength of academic rationale for request

2)            Number of students to be served per academic year by software

3)            Number of academic programs to benefit from software

4)            Software costs

5)            Non-availability of alternative software products

6)            Annual recurring costs (e.g., software maintenance fees)

7)            Existence of any matching funds

 

*             The ATC reserves the right to allocate funding among departments/programs as it deems appropriate in order to ensure that a diverse group of departments/programs can benefit from these funds.

**           The ATC reserves the right to partially meet applicant's funding requests.  Applicants to be considered for partial funding will be contacted prior to the final funding decisions in order to determine their willingness to accept a reduced funding amount.

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