Annual Tech Fee Request for Proposals
Each year a Request for Proposals (RFP) is sent out across campus, requesting proposals for technology to enhance the learning experiences for students of Shippensburg University. For an example of the most recent RFP, please see below.
2014-2015 Tech Fee RFP Cover Page
CHANGING THE TEACHING AND LEARNING PARADIGM THROUGH THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
In 2002, the State System's Board of Governors established a technology fee for the purposes of (1) enhancing student-learning outcomes; (2) providing equitable access to technology resources; and (3) ensuring that graduates are technologically competitive. Shippensburg collects this fee annually, with the vast majority of the fee set aside for the support and renewal of previously funded projects and ongoing costs. There will be a total of $120,000 available for new technology projects in the following categories:
Revised Funding Categories
Improving Learning through Use of Technology
This category is for those proposals addressing an innovative use of new or existing technology for enhancement of the students’ learning experience. Proposals must address how the requested technology will be used in creative ways to enhance the students’ learning experience.
a. Innovative: for new or emerging technology, or use of existing cutting edge technology in new and unique ways to enhance learning opportunities
b. Library databases and subscriptions: for those databases and subscriptions for specific academic departments and disciplines
c. Instructional facility support: for smart carts, sympodiums, Brightlinks, etc., those items that are used for computer projection
d. Computer lab support: specialized hardware, software, etc.
This category is for proposals for scientific equipment with significant digital components. Proposals can include entirely newequipment or the contracts, maintenance, upgrades, augmentation, and/or replacement of existing equipment.
New or Significant Augmentation of a Technology Enhanced Classroom/Teaching Facility
Proposal must address the complete design, implementation, and use of a new or augmented technology for an enhanced classroom/teaching facilities. For existing projects, proposals must demonstrate current student impact to justify significant augmentation.
Format of proposals
Please submit one proposal for project. Incomplete proposals will be returned to the proposer. Proposals should include the following sections:
1. Cover sheet (see http://www.ship.edu/ITS/TechFee/Tech_Fee_Proposals/)
- Title and category(ies) of project
- Name, email address, and phone number of the proposer (the individual(s) who are to receive notification of the results of the proposal process)
- Brief summary/abstract of the project (1 paragraph)
2. Body of proposal
- A description of the project
- A list of the academic program(s) enhanced by this project
- Description of the student population to be served: description of course(s), frequency of offerings, and relationship to the curriculum including the number of students impacted, including the project’s ability to provide equitable access to technology resources
- Proposed location of the classroom or lab to be equipped, including description of modifications necessary and impact on current usage
- Provide clearly articulated student learning outcomes achieved by this proposed project
- Describe how those student learning outcomes will be assessed and integrated with the department’s assessment plan
- Utilitarian proposals such as smart classrooms only require a general statement regarding how the proposed project will impact the academic experience of the students
- Itemized list of equipment and software being requested. This list should be prioritized and grouped so that the committee can make partial project recommendations. For example, if there are 5 pieces to a project (pieces A – E) and buying piece A without piece B would not be viable, then group A and B together in the prioritized list. Include information as to how partial funding will effect the project. Quotes for items should be requested, where appropriate, and placed in the Appendix.
- Clearly defined funding for any ongoing consumables, which are not covered through tech fee funding. Each department will need to identify funding sources for consumables. For example, if you are proposing the addition of a printer to a computer lab, what are you plans for covering the ongoing costs of paper and toner, or for a piece of laboratory equipment that requores solutions or media that runs out, etc.
- If you provide any supplemental documents, place them in this section and label each piece that you reference in your proposal. For example, Appendix A Webpage describing device.
The use of the newest
and emerging technologies is encouraged. Proposers
are strongly encouraged to contact those who can assist with your proposal
prior ro submission. Please feel
free to contact Greg Day (x1985) in Technology Support Services, Mike Yoh
(x1647) in Multimedia Services, and William Lensie (x1486) in Facilities
Management prior to submitting proposals for assistance regarding the latest
equipment or software specifications, budget information and standard itemized
lists, impact on infrastructure, or other facilities concerns.
Please note, all submissions *must* include a completed Cover Page (posted at: http://www.ship.edu/ITS/TechFee/Tech_Fee_Proposals/ ). This Cover Page will identify the
Project Contacts, Category, Title, and an Abstract of the Proposed Project.
Before a project can be included in the review and ranking process, a cover
page must be submitted. Please submit an electronic copy of your Cover
Page and Proposal to your Department Chair. The Department Chair will
then send the Cover Page and Proposal on to your Dean. Your Dean will consider the
Proposals and forward the Cover Page and Proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org
by 12:00 noon on Monday, March 3, 2014.
By forwarding your request, the Department Chair and the Dean will be
indicating their approval and priority of the proposal submission.
Contact us if you need assistance in scanning supplemental documents to include
with your proposal.
Note to Department Chairs: For multiple submissions from your department,
please forward a ranking of the projects to the dean.
Note to Deans and colleges: You may indicate
your priorities of the forwarded projects.
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