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<p>Faculty Service-Learning Mini-Grant</p> <p> Request for Proposals</p> <p>Application Instructions</p> <p>NOTE: THERE WILL ONLY BE ONE REQUEST FOR THE 2018-19 ACADEMIC YEAR. IF YOU HAVE A NEED FOR SPRING COURSE/RESEARCH SUPPORT, PLEASE APPLY NOW.</p> <p>Contact: Margit Hentschel, Office of Service-Learning Director, 970-491-2032,, with any questions.</p> <p>The Office of Service-Learning in The Institute for Teaching and Learning (TILT) is pleased to announce the availability of service-learning and/or community-based research Instructional Mini-Grant Awards. These grants, typically ranging from $500 to $1,000, are available to fund the development of new service-learning courses or initiatives, for the improvement of existing ones, and/or for the implementation of community-based research projects. Grants will be awarded to faculty on a competitive basis according to the selection criteria.</p> <p>The Office of Service-Learning seeks to facilitate active, experiential education that enhances classroom learning while addressing community needs.</p> <p>Selection CriteriaFaculty Service-Learning Mini-Grants will be awarded to support the following:</p> <p>1) a new community-based research project</p> <p>2) evaluation of a community-based research project or service-learning initiative</p> <p>3) creation of a new or improved service-learning course</p> <p>4) a new service-learning initiative or the further development of an existing one</p> <p>5) professional development related to community-based research or service-learning</p> <p>Multidisciplinary research projects and courses are especially encouraged. </p> <p>Grant proposals will be reviewed according to the following criteria:</p> <p>Project Design and Student Learning Goals: Programs must have well-defined objectives, demonstrable and realistic outcomes and a thoughtfully planned timeline. Measurement of outcomes is highly encouraged and should include feedback from partnering organization. This may include qualitative such as focus groups or interviews or quantitative such as written surveys or a mixed methods approach. </p> <p>Community Needs: Service-learning courses must have a positive impact on the community and target a specific unmet need defined in conjunction with community members. Research, instructional products and/or presentations and publications must be an innovative contribution to the academic discipline and/or the service-learning community. Where applicable, it is highly recommended to have an initial meeting between the community partners, faculty, students and any other stakeholders such as receivers-of-service to establish honorable relationships and to make sure project details are clearly outlined.</p> <p>Integration of Best Practices for Community-Based Research and/or Service-Learning: The project must demonstrate how principles related to community-based research (e.g. involvement by community; end result of research has demonstrable benefit to identified community) and/or service-learning (e.g. reciprocal relationship building with community partner, opportunities for student reflection; incorporation of academic concepts into service experience) will be integrated.</p> <p>Available Funds and Size of AwardsIndividual awards are expected to range between $500.00 and $1,000.00</p> <p>Larger allocations may be granted on a case-by-case basis. Requests for support for previously funded projects will be considered, but priority for funding will be given to new projects and/or significant innovations of previous projects.</p> <p>Proposal Due Date</p> <p>Completed proposals will be accepted through Friday, May 4, 2018 5:00 p.m.</p> <p>Proposal ContentsPlease complete the attached application form, providing the following information:</p> <p>1. Project Title and Amount Requested</p> <p>2. Brief Project Description (150-word limit)</p> <p>3. Project Narrative (3-page maximum): Your proposal should describe the project details with attention to the criteria described above. Pay special attention to the quality of the service provided and the relevance of the learning to course content.</p> <p>4. Budget and Budget Narrative: A detailed budget must include how funds will be spent to support the service-learning project components.</p> <p>Costs that Can be Funded:</p> <p>Examples: Materials; transportation to service site; books; supplies; cost for campus coordinator of sites, materials and assessment; pay for work of student assistant(s). </p> <p>Costs that Cannot be Funded: </p> <p>Examples: Indirect costs; food (unless its part of the service-learning project, ex: Farm to School, Nutrition Education, etc.; payment to participants; supplemental faculty pay; entertainment; clothing; cash incentives or awards.</p> <p>Proposal Submission Procedures</p> <p> Complete the attached application form</p> <p> Have Department Head/Dean sign your application</p> <p> NOTE: Electronic Signatures are accepted</p> <p> E-mail Completed Application to:</p> <p></p> <p> NOTE: Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018</p> <p>2018-2019Service-Learning Mini-Grant Application</p> <p>NOTE: THIS FORM IS DIGITALLY ACCESSIBLE. PLEASE COMPLETE USING YOUR KEYBOARD.</p> <p>Project Title:</p> <p>Amount Requested:</p> <p>Person(s) Responsible for the Project</p> <p>Name: </p> <p>Name: </p> <p>Dept: </p> <p>Dept: </p> <p>Address: </p> <p>Address: </p> <p>E-Mail: </p> <p>E-Mail: </p> <p>Phone: </p> <p>Phone: </p> <p>Brief Project Description (150-word limit)</p> <p>Project Narrative (3-page maximum)</p> <p>Budget Narrative</p> <p>Line-Item Budget </p> <p>Items</p> <p>Amount</p> <p>NOTE: If requesting student hourly support, do you have a student identified to assist with your project? YES |_| NO |_|If yes, please provide student contact information here.</p> <p>Student Contact Information</p> <p>Name: </p> <p>E-Mail: </p> <p>Applicant: By signing this application, you certify to the best of your knowledge that the information contained in this application is true and correct, that the filing of this application has been duly authorized by your governing body and that you will comply with the assurances required of applicants if the proposal is approved.</p> <p>Printed Name: </p> <p>Date: </p> <p>Signature: </p> <p>Department Head / Dean: By signing this application, you certify that you have read the contents and are in full support of the proposal, its development, implementation and outcomes.</p> <p>Printed Name: </p> <p>Title: </p> <p>Signature: </p> <p>Date: </p> <p>Thank you for taking the time to submit a proposal.</p>


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