Student Technology Fee
MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE
Office of Information Technology
FY 2013 -2014 Student Technology Fund
Call for Proposals
Issue Date: March 18, 2013
The Student Technology Fee Committee (The Committee) is accepting proposals for the 2013-2014 Award Year. The Student Technology Fee is designed to improve and supplement existing and new technology, and accessibility to technology, for our students, campus-wide.
Faculty, sanctioned student organizations and staff are encouraged to propose projects that enhance our student experience and quality of education at Medgar Evers College. The Committee requests proposals that embrace innovative uses of technology for students and faculty and encourage projects that allow students to further their educational goals in the classroom and beyond.
Faculty proposals should be forwarded to the appropriate Dean approval. Staff proposals should be forwarded to the appropriate Vice President for approval. Student organization proposals should be forwarded to the Vice President for Student Affairs for review and approval.
The submission deadline is Friday, April 5, 2013 at 5 p.m.
Approved proposals should be submitted via inter-office mail to Paulette Martin, Executive Assistant, Office of Information Technology, AB1, room C06 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need assistance in preparing your proposal or have any questions please feel free to contact Joel Rubin, Strategic Operations Manager, Office of Information Technology, email@example.com.
|From:||Dr. Karrin E. Wilks, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs|
|Dr. Janice Borlandoe, VP Student Affairs
|G. Scott Anderson, Interim Vice President for Administration and Finance|
|Claudia Colbert, Chief Information Officer|
|CC:||Office of the President|
|Re:||Student Technology (STF) Needs Statement, Resolution Strategy and STF Plan|
|Date:||March 18, 2013|
Below, please find a description of the suggested format to use when submitting a request to the Student Technology Fee Committee (The Committee) for computer hardware, software or services. While the format is somewhat flexible, you must identify a need within your area and propose a strategy for addressing that need with funding from the STF. Once the April 5th deadline has passed, all submissions will be reviewed and evaluated by The Committee. The Committee will then forward its recommendations and advice to the President. Please note the implementation period for approved proposals is the Academic Year, July 2013 through June 2014. All projects must be able to be completed within that timeframe
Needs Statement and Resolution Strategy
The Statement of Need is a description of a present situation or problem adversely affecting your area. The Resolution Strategy is a plan for resolving the problem through specific interventions, such as the provision of hardware, software or services. The Statement of Need should describe the problem clearly and provide supporting evidence for its existence and severity. The Resolution Strategy should propose an appropriate plan of action that solves the problem.
When formulating your needs statement and resolution strategy keep in mind that Student Technology Fee revenue should be used for technology resources and projects having a perceptible effect and demonstrable impact on students, particularly in academic performance and faculty development Priority will be given to requests that clearly articulate needs and resolution strategies that pertain to the academic and instructional uses of technology.
Suggested Format for your area’s Statement of Need /Resolution Strategy
- Succinctly describe the problem to be solved by your request.
- How is the problem linked to the academic use of technology?
- Have you documented the problem with any evidence?
- How will your proposed solution resolve the problem?
- What are your budget requirements?
- What is the timeframe for getting your proposed solution in place?
Summary of Evaluation Criteria
|Evaluation Criteria||Maximum Points Awarded|
|Benefits students – provides additional student access to technological resources; enhances the quality of the student’s academic experience through the proposed technology; integrates technology into the coursework; enhances faculty use of technology in teaching and learning||40|
|Demographic Impact – collaboration among the College’s departments and/or schools; number of disciplines and students served||35|
|Alignment with college-wide Mission, Vision and Values||15|
|Innovation – creative, outside the box approaches and solutions which effect students, curriculum and/or research, etc.||10|
|Maximum Allowable Point||100|