Bush logo

Home page

Brief summary




RFPs Year 2


Archives for Bush Faculty Development Committee 1993-2002

New faculty 1993-2001

Faculty Development Grant

from the Bush Foundation

Nov 2002 - Nov 2005

Augustana College
Sioux Falls, SD

Request for Proposal

2d. 2-3 projects per summer for research programs specifically supporting undergraduate research with particular emphasis on student learning outcomes from student research projects

Year 2 (Jan 2004 - Dec 2004)

Please familiarize yourself with the Faculty Development Grant: Proposal, Brief Summary, people related to administration of the grant, and this Section
2d. 2-3 projects per summer for research programs specifically supporting undergraduate research with particular emphasis on student learning outcomes from student research projects

The amount of support available from this grant for Year 2 is $5000. This may fund two to three summer undergraduate research projects in Year 2. (Since the grant must cover the College's portion of Social Security and Medicare, the amount available to students is slightly less, around $4615).

Assessment / evaluation, connecting grant supported activities firmly with student learning, are a central feature of the Faculty Development Grant. Note carefully the Evaluation Activities designated in Section 2d. Please review also the Assessment Resources page, developed by John Clementson, Director of Assessment, and the Assessment Committee which he chairs.


    As a faculty member submitting a proposal, identify and recruit a specific student, and together develop and articulate a summer undergraduate research project in which the student is interested and prepared to participate. By Summer 2004 the student must have completed at least one academic year at Augustana, and must be planning to return as a full time student in Fall 2004.

    Prepare a proposal which addresses the 2d themes, and the points indicated below.

    Meet with John Clementson or his designate to refine your evaluation plan.

    Submit the proposal electronically by e-mail, as an Attachment in Word Perfect or Word, to Arlen Viste, Karin Lindell, and John Clementson or his designate, by March 8. Request John Clementson or his designate to send e-mail to Arlen Viste and Karin Lindell, indicating acceptance of your evaluation plan. Arlen Viste and Karin Lindell will then share these materials with the Faculty Development Committee.

    Direct any questions to Arlen Viste, Karin Lindell, or members of the Faculty Development Committee.

    Notification of decision on the proposal will be sent by March 19.


    Please provide the following information.

    Purpose of the project. Articulate its relationship to 2d. Include enough detail to convey the academic thrust and context of the research.

    Identify all participants, their disciplines, and their roles in the project, particularly if the student research will be part of a larger project.

    Describe the expected outcomes of the project, especially as they relate to student learning.

    Include an itemized budget and rationale. Include the number of weeks of student research, proposed hourly compensation, and total. Indicate whether or not the student will be taking a course during the time scheduled for the research. Indicate that you have checked with Financial Aid (Renee Leach) and that what you propose is consistent with Augustana policies for summer student employment. If the proposed hourly compensation is more than $8.00 an hour, please include specific justification. This Section 2d provides primarily student support, and does not provide a faculty stipend.

    Identify any other sources of funding (e.g. ARAF), and make clear how the respective funding sources would interrelate in supporting various aspects of your project. If your proposal under 2d is contingent on anything else (such as other support), please spell out such contingencies.

    As part of the proposal, include a statement which addresses how your 2b project relates to one or more of four Overall Goals of the Faculty Development Grant. Follow the link for these goals, which are perhaps implicit, and are stated as questions for response.

    Pledge to carry out the Evaluation Activities as indicated in this section of the grant, with specifics worked out and agreed on in your meeting with John Clementson or his designate.

    How will the results of the research be presented by the student and the faculty mentor? Include a specific time line for the research, such presentations, and the evaluation activities.

    Include date of submission and electronic signatures (faculty mentor and student research participant) in your proposal. (For example scan signatures and insert the resulting graphics files.)

Final Report

    Including the Evaluation Activities agreed on, the Final Report is due one month after the conclusion of the time line proposed. If this date goes beyond Nov 30, 2004, also submit a succinct Interim Report by that date. Submit the report(s) electronically to Arlen Viste and Karin Lindell. If the report and its supporting materials exceeed the 1 MB limit for an e-mail attachment, then burn a CD and submit that, with a cover letter, to Karin Lindell at Box 802 or Hum 207.


Last updated

Send comments to Faculty Development Committee
or Arlen Viste
e-mail: viste@augie.edu