GUIDELINES FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY GRANTS
Academic Information Technology Advisory Committee (ACITAC)
IST Governance Education Services Committee
The AcITAC, also known as the IST Governance Education Services Committee, is composed of representatives of all schools at UMDNJ plus
Central Administration. One of its purposes is to encourage the use of information technology to advance education
and research at UMDNJ..
has been awarding grants since 1996 to faculty for the development and
use of instructional technology in academic programs throughout the University. Information on previously funded projects can be found at http://mediacenter.umdnj.edu/minigrants/index.html .
maximum that can be requested is $20,000; all project principal investigators must be full-time UMDNJ faculty members..
of Projects Encouraged
Proposals must reflect the instructional technology priorities of the school(s) they represent; the applications must be reviewed, endorsed and signed by the respective Academic Dean. Projects that are inter-school and/or also serve the missions of the University (research, outreach, community service, etc.) are given special attention.
Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate imaginative and innovative uses
of educational technology in one or more areas such as:
- Faculty and student
- Course design
- Teaching methods
- Delivery of course
- Access to materials/learning
opportunities normally inaccessible to students
that merely replicate current educational practices may not be funded
unless a reasoned argument clearly justifies the anticipated outcomes.
Successful proposals will:
- define the need
for the project
- extrapolate its
applicability to the larger University community
- set quantifiable
- describe anticipated
- describe or design
those mechanisms and/or tools which will measure them
- determine what
is needed to accomplish these ends
- identify the activities
and resources necessary for implementation
of the Grant Money Awarded
requestors are asked to provide a budget narrative with justification
and itemization of anticipated expenses.
may be used for:
- Instructional design
- Computer programming
- Product beta-testing
and revision with targeted populations
- Faculty training
- Work-study students/assistants
- Software to implement
- Required hardware
upgrades, system enhancement and/or peripherals necessary to
hardware, such as high-end scanners and digitizers will be purchased centrally
for shared use by funded projects. All hardware purchased through this
grant is the property of UMDNJ and may be re-allocated by AcITAC for
Designated Academic Computing Services staff will provide general guidance
with instructional design.
UMDNJ policy requires all computer programming associated with instructional
design to be done in-house except in those circumstances where the project
is beyond the scope of in-house resources.
for the principal investigator or other full-time UMDNJ faculty members
and office supplies
of Grant Recipients
Projects must be completed within one year of the date the grant
During the grant period, a mid-year written
review assessing project progress must be submitted to the grant administrator.
Final Narrative Report with assessment of outcomes and a Financial
Report must be furnished by the grant recipient to the grant administrator
within 90 days following the expiration date of the grants. The Final
Narrative Report must give details of:
- products produced
- conclusions draw
- estimation of
the degree to which project goals were achieved
- explanation of how funds were utilized to achieve project objectives
- statement as to
whether the project has helped in securing additional support funds
- how a future generation
of the project might be handled
- presentations and/or publications regarding the project and its outcomes
Principal Investigator and/or grant associates who publish academic papers
about the grant funded project are requested to submit a copy of the publication
to the grant administrator with the Final Narrative Report or as soon
as possible thereafter.
All print, web, video, and audio materials related to the grant project
or program must identify and credit the educational technology grant program
for its support, with the citation: This project was supported by
an Educational Technology Minigrant awarded by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and funded by the Foundation of
Copies and/or electronic access to all materials arising from these grants must be provided to Laura Barrett, the Chair of the Educational Technology Review Committee. She may, in turn, provide access to these materials to all UMDNJ faculty requesting same.
work funded under this program must be conducted in keeping with the policy
of the University regarding patents, copyrights and materials transfer.
Applicants should consult the following University Web sites for current
copies and information regarding these policies:
the products of the grant project to others within and beyond the University
community, in order to enhance their impact, is important to the granting
agency (the Foundation of UMDNJ). Grant
recipients are strongly encouraged to demonstrate their projects at appropriate
conferences, workshops and symposia, both within and outside UMDNJ.
Grantees should also pursue opportunities to publish reports of their results
in both internal and external publications. Such reports should
include acknowledgement of the support from the granting agency, with the
following citation: " This project was supported by an Educational
Technology Minigrant funded by the Foundation of UMDNJ." Information regarding these presentations and publications should be forwarded
to Laura Barrett (at firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair of the Educational Technology Minigrant Review Committee, for inclusion
in annual reports to the Foundation.
grant recipients' project descriptions and contact information will be
posted on the Educational Technology Minigrant Web site so that faculty
interested in pursuing similar projects may contact them for information