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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

4a. Project Grants (7-10 each year) for classroom-based efforts at internationalization and global immersion

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
4a. Project Grants (7-10 each year) for classroom-based efforts at internationalization and global immersion

The amount of support available from this grant for Year 2 is $12,000.

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 4a. Please review also the Assessment Resources page, developed by John Clementson, Director of Assessment, and the Assessment Committee which he chairs.


    During the planning of the proposed project, discuss plans with the International Studies Steering Committee. Suggestion: contact Geoffrey Dipple and Donn Grinager as liaison between the International Studies Committee and the Faculty Development Committee.

    Prepare a proposal which addresses the 4a 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. Narrative description of the project. Articulate its relationship to 4a.

    Identify all participants, their disciplines, and their roles in the project.

    Describe the expected outcomes of the project, especially as they relate to student learning. Include a timeline for carrying out the project.

    Include an itemized budget and rationale.

    Strongly recommended: include a letter of support from the International Studies Steering Committee.

    Identify any other sources of funding and make clear how the respective funding sources would interrelate in supporting various aspects of your project. If your proposal under 4a 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 4a 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.

    Include date of submission and electronic signatures 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.


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