Apply for Instructional Technology Grants by Nov. 15

SMU faculty members have until 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, to apply for 2011 Instructional Technology Grants offered by the Office of the Provost and the Teaching with Technology Group. All full-time regular University faculty members are eligible.

The grants of up to $5,000 provide faculty members with funds to improve teaching and learning through the incorporation of technology, says Brad Boeke, director of Academic Technology Services in the University’s Office of Information Technology.

Funding will become available this semester, with work to be completed no later than Fall 2011.

To apply, submit a proposal (not to exceed 5 double-spaced pages plus cover sheet) with an endorsement by your chair or dean. All proposals should include the following:

  • A project description
  • Your expertise and/or the expertise to be acquired
  • The project’s relevance to your discipline, school, or department, including research
  • Criteria you will use to evaluate the success of the project
  • Proposed budget, indicating other related funding if applicable
  • Potential follow-up plans (e.g., seeking additional funding to continue or expand the project) if applicable

Send proposals to the Office of the Provost, Perkins Administration Building, Box 221.

Grant recipients will be notified by the Office of the Provost the week of Dec. 6, 2010. For more information and an application cover sheet, contact Brad Boeke, 214-768-2408.

Halloween deadline for Instructional Technology Grant applications

Full-time faculty members who plan to apply for 2007-08 Instructional Technology Grants must submit their proposals by the drop-dead date: Halloween, Oct. 31.

If you aim to try something new in the classroom that technology can facilitate, the Teaching Technology Group and the Office of the Provost may award you a grant of up to $5,000 to “explore meaningful and innovative uses of instructional technology.” In addition, the Provost and TTG will award mini-grants of up to $500 to fund the purchase of less expensive equipment or software (such as an iPod nano and microphone for coursecasting). For more information, visit the Academic Computing Services Web site.