Program Purpose To promote innovation and creativity to bring about institutional change Should be based on current research Demonstrate clear benefit to the college Address issue of broad significance
Projects must align with One or more of the college’s strategic goals: Inspire Student Success Maximize Resources Optimize Brookdale Partnerships Leverage Brookdale’s Excellence
Priority will be given to Projects meeting the following criteria: Demonstrate innovation & creativity Increase quality in teaching strategies Create efficient institutional processes Can be replicated
Funding Availability College-$10,000 (college budget) Foundation-$15,000 Total Funding $25,000
Number of Awards Anticipated number of awards 7-10 2 @ $5,000 ~ 5 @ $3,000
NEW this year Two $5,000 awards are being offered to encourage and facilitate cross- departmental and/or divisional collaborations that demonstrate significant institutional impact.
Components of Proposal Statement of Need – 20 points Goals & Objectives – 15 points Activities in support of G&Os – 25 points Describe Innovation – 10 points Assessment & Scaling – 20 points Budget – 10 points
Assessment and Scaling of Project Describe how your project could be replicated in other areas (divisions or departments) of the college. Describe how the BIG award could serve as a catalyst for development of a large-scale grant application appropriate for submission to an external funding agency.
BIG NSF grant Dan Greenwood – (former) Instructional Designer, TLC (2011-2012) “Learning on the Go” at Brookdale” This project leveraged mobile technology for teaching and learning by providing educational content which was easily distributed to mobile devices that have become ubiquitous on the Brookdale campus.
National Science Foundation (NSF) $900,000 grant from NSF under its Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. The E-books and Mobile Apps for Technician Education (E-MATE) project creates and disseminates a reusable framework for the development of e-books and mobile applications that promote teaching and learning. Principal Investigator: Michael Qaissaunee
Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) The TLC has played a significant role in past BIG projects. They are eager to assist you with your BIG project. Be sure to reach out to Norah Kerr-McCurry before committing TLC resources in your proposal.
Proposal Format 8 pages maximum 1” margins 12 point font
Selection Criteria Selection Committee members complete review sheets Point system will be used to assess each element of the proposal Committee meets to make selections
Statement of Need ~ 20 points ~ Describe why this project is important to the college and to the population you plan to serve. Be sure the need you plan to address is manageable for the scope of the project you propose and the funding you request.
Goal and Objectives ~ 15 points ~ (total points for goal and objectives) State the overall goal and measurable objectives of your project.
Goal and Objectives Goal: The long-range benefit to be obtained from the project (what do you want to accomplish?) Objectives: Realistic and quantifiable; can be assessed (what steps will you take to accomplish your goal?)
Describe Innovation ~ 10 points ~ What makes this an innovative project?
Assessment and Scaling of Project ~ 20 points ~ Describe how you will define and measure the success of your project. What are the project’s benefits to students, the college, your division and/or department?
Budget and Budget Detail ~ 10 points ~ Detailed budget Proposed expenditures and/or compensation Explanation that ties your budget request to activities
Allowable Costs Time spent on the grant project (@ adjunct rate) for: research project development project implementation Approved release time to work on project (charge grant for adjunct replacement only) Payment for student workers to assist with project Instructional supplies and software (capped at $500)
Unallowable Costs Curriculum development (research on curriculum and pedagogy may be funded) Professional development/travel Funding directly to a department or division Funds that supplant other college funding Food Hardware or equipment
Time and Effort Time spent on grant should be documented for compensation based on hours approved in the award. Additional Assignment Accountability forms may be required in accordance with Human Resources procedures.
Programmatic and Fiscal Controls Grant account established for BIG awards (grants office and grants accountant will manage all budget matters and disbursement of funds) Mid-year budget and programmatic reports Presentation to college community on scholar’s day Final budget and programmatic reports