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Please complete an application request form to be considered for these grant funds.

The deadline to submit an application is June 16th, 2016.

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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.

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.

These grant funds are intended to help faculty gain access to emergent technology for exploration in their teaching and learning practice. They are also intended to enable our technical support systems access to these emergent tools for integration and implementation testing. As this is our initial year we are using our experience to inform our practice.

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

What types of grants are being offered?
  • Grants are being offered to pay for software licensing & administrative support.
  • Chemeketa Community College will serve as the fiscal agent for funds granted through the OCCDLA for the 2015-2017 Biennium.
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?
  • Hardware & equipment purchases
  • Faculty Stipends
What is the timeline of this grant award?
  • Call for proposals: Late Spring 2016
  • Grant award & development: Summer 2016
  • Deployment: Fall 2016 and/or Winter 2017
  • Reporting: Spring 2017
Will there be various award $$ amounts available?
  • No minimum award amount, maximum award amount is $4,000.
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 software or other licenses purchased with grant funds will be determined by the Letter of Agreement (LOA).
  • Grant funds may not be used to purchase equipment or hardware.

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