In the last few years, substantial transformations in higher education have opened up extraordinary new opportunities to innovate instruction and expand educational opportunities. In order to ensure that Texas State University continues to deliver quality education in this period of dynamic innovation and experimentation, Instructional Technologies Support (ITS), a unit within the IT division, has set aside funding with the purpose of fostering excellence in undergraduate teaching at Texas State University through the innovative use of technology.
ITS invites full-time faculty seeking to develop pedagogy, courseware, or curriculum that utilizes new technologies, delivery methods, or tools to submit proposals.
Funding for grants ranges from a few hundred dollars to awards of $5,000. Grants will be given for purchase of technology equipment, software, and materials. Salaries and consumables are not eligible uses for the funding. These grants are intended for the enhancement of undergraduate instruction. Projects involving significant innovation and those that benefit a large number of students are strongly encouraged.
ITS staff are available for one-hour instructional design and technology consultations on your project prior to proposal submission up to a week before the deadline.
Full-time faculty members at Texas State University are eligible to apply. Proposals may be submitted individually or by a group of faculty. Please inform your department chair that you have applied.
The review will be done by a committee of referees assembled by the Associate Vice President of Instructional Technologies Support.
Proposals will be evaluated based on the contributions they make to furthering the University’s mission to deliver excellence in teaching and learning and to cultivate a diverse community of learning and discovery. More specifically, judging criteria includes consideration of the following, recognizing that not all proposals will meet all criteria.
Your proposal will be further evaluated based on your inclusion of:
To consult with ITS staff to clarify and potentially adjust my instructional and implementation plans described above. These consultations are designed to give grant recipients the opportunity to discuss strategies that will maximize the instructional effectiveness and timely completion of proposed projects and to ensure that new technologies integrate appropriately with the University’s infrastructure.
Applicants are encouraged to seek funding from other available sources. Funds awarded will be for academic year 2017-2018. Funds may carry over for a second academic year in extenuating circumstances, but will require prior approval.
Proposals are due by February 17, 2017.
If you have additional questions, please contact:
Dr. Carlos Solís
Associate Vice President
Instructional Technologies Support