FACULTY TECHNOLOGY EXPLORATION GRANTS

2017-19 Academic Biennium

OCCDLAʻs Emergent Technology Work Group has research and development funds for exploration of instructional technologies in distance education. Instructors interested in exploring emergent technologies in their online classes can request grant funding.

Application Process

Please fill out our Technology Exploration Grant Request Form.

  • Applications are due by Friday: 9th week of each term
  • Applicants are notified by Friday: 11th week of each term

This gives our team time for procurement of any necessary equipment, and to define your memorandum of agreement with us, where your participation schedule and expected outcomes will be clarified.

Grant Requirements

In order to be considered for a grant, faculty must first submit an application. Grant recipients will be expected to perform the following:

  • Individual reporting for each grant award is to be defined in a Letter of Agreement (LOA). Typically this includes a feedback narrative and case use data.
  • Award recipients will work with the Emergent Technology Work Group in presenting a project overview and findings on occdla.net.

Funding Priorities

In considering funding proposals, the Emergent Technology work group will give priority to projects that:

  • Are scalable (the proposal has the potential to impact a range of courses and programs)
  • Likely to have direct impact on student success and/or retention
  • Are collaborative and cross-disciplinary
  • Focus on OCCDLA Strategic Initiatives

Frequently Asked Questions

How many grants will be available?
  • The total number of grants available will be limited to available funding.
What types of expenditures are not allowable?
  • Faculty Stipends
What is the timeline of this grant award?
  • Applications due: by 5 PM of the 10th week of each term
  • Grant awards: notified by Friday of the 11th week of each term

Projects are expected to be completed within 1-2 terms of funding with expectations stated in the project letter of agreement (LOA).

Will there be various award $$ amounts available?
  • Maximum award amount will be determined by Letter of Agreement (LOA).
What are the expectations/requirements of grant award recipients?
  • Individual reporting for each grant award is to be defined in their Letter of Agreement (LOA). Typically this includes a feedback narrative and case use data.
  • Award recipients will work with the Emergent Technology Work Group in presenting a project overview and findings on occdla.net.
Who retains ownership of materials purchased with grant funds?
  • Please note that ownership of products, licenses or materials purchased with grant funds will be determined by the Letter of Agreement (LOA).

About Funding

ETWG Research & Development funds support Oregon community colleges in exploring and implementing technological innovation in teaching and learning. Emergent Technology grants are intended to support faculty in their investigation of emergent instructional technologies. There is no requirement that these technologies be implemented in an actual course, only that they have the potential to enhance instruction. Emergent Technology grant activities might include things like experimentation with software or applications that support teaching and learning.

Questions?

For questions about the Faculty Technology Exploration Grants please contact:
Monica Marlo, Portland Community College | monica.martinezgallagher@pcc.edu.

Mission of ETWG

The emergent technology work group serves as a primary coordinating entity among OCCDLA participating community colleges to improve organizational objectives via the effective shared discovery and implementation of instructional technology in digital education. We improve access to tools and professional development and actively work to build accompanying affinity groups among our faculty.

ETWG Goals and Objectives

  • Identification and selection of emergent instructional technology
  • Pilot execution, including viability and operation plans

Questions?

For questions about the Emergent Technology Work Group:

Administrative Contact:
Monica Marlo
Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus, TCB 116
monica.martinezgallagher@pcc.edu

For general questions about the OCCDLA:

Administrative Contact:
Kimberlie Veysey
Umpqua Community College
kimberlie.veysey@umpqua.edu