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Proposals being taken for Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards

The Academic Technologies Advisory Council is calling for proposals for the Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards.

The goal of the Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards program is to raise the level of instructional computing at The University of Iowa by supporting significant and innovative instructional computing projects that have the potential to improve the education provided to students throughout the University. These projects should be considered as “proof-of-concept” projects that are new to The University of Iowa and should be similar in caliber to those that have received the President’s Instructional Technology Innovation Award.

Priorities: In the spirit of innovation, all new ideas are welcome, but the focus must be on instruction. Priority will be given to projects that, if proven successful, can be replicated throughout the University. Cross-disciplinary projects are encouraged, but not required.

Audience: Projects that primarily improve the instruction of undergraduates are encouraged. However, this program is not limited solely to undergraduate education.

Awards: A total of $100,000 is available for awards. The number of awards will be determined by the quality of the applications. A single award or multiple awards may be made. Applications can be made to support the costs of hardware, software and personnel. Funding is not available to support faculty salaries.

Process: During the preparation of proposals, applicants are encouraged to contact Maggie Jesse (335-6335, maggie-jesse@uiowa.edu) for assistance in determining whether your project is suitable for the funding program.

The steps for the 2008 Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards are as follows:

  • Attend the Innovations Award Pre-Application Workshop (Friday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m., UCC 2520D). Register for the workshop.
  • Oct. 20, 2008: Applications due in the Office of the Provost
  • Nov. 10-11, 2008: Interview selected applicants
  • Early December 2008: Award winners notified and funds made available

For more information on the Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards program and to register for the workshop, point your browser to http://at.its.uiowa.edu/atac/awards/.

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