Provost Announces 2012 Innovative Instruction Technology Grants
May 1, 2012
I am pleased to announce the Innovative Instruction Technology Grants program (IITG). These competitive, peer-reviewed awards of up to $60,000 will be allocated to demonstrate, communicate and replicate innovations developed at the campus (departmental) level throughout SUNY. A detailed RFP will be posted on the Office of the SUNY Provost website on May 2, 2012.
IITG re-purposes funds from the SCAP program that, over the years, successfully advanced technology adoption to develop student technology labs and software so that technology is now an accepted aspect of educational delivery. We are now poised to support projects designed to take greater advantage of the possibilities technology provides to transform instructional delivery. The tiered funding opportunities of the IITG program will be equally available to all SUNY state operated and community colleges.
The IITG program seeks to promote understanding of how new technologies increasingly proliferated through consumer-driven and education markets, can provide fresh opportunities for faculty and staff in service to pedagogy. Social media sites, Internet search engines, mobile devices, e-books, video-capture and learning management systems are transforming how education is delivered and how we collaborate within these environments.
All SUNY faculty and staff are invited to apply for grants to host and capture workshops, and creative pilot projects that directly engage and support learning and instruction with technology. Multiple proposals from a campus are welcome. Each proposal will require a brief project narrative, budget, communication plan and assessment plan. Proposals that demonstrate collaboration that can be scaled are strongly encouraged.
All project outcomes must be documented and shared within the SUNY Learning Commons (currently under development) to a level of detail that ensures new innovations can be replicated across SUNY. Funded projects that demonstrate production potential for multi-campus use will be eligible to apply for significant additional funds in 2013.
In addition to the complete IITG RFP posting on May 2, informational webinars from the SUNY Center for Professional Development (CPD) will be available in May and June. Question and answer sessions will be staffed during Poster Sessions at the CIT Conference in Stony Brook (May 29-June 1). Each proposal applicant will be required to create an account in a SUNY online grant management website. Applications will be accepted May 15-June 15. Award announcements are anticipated by July 30. In order to be eligible to participate, each campus must have a SUNY FACT2 representative.
Sincerely,David K. Lavallee
Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost