The Instructional Technologies Development Committee (ITDC) makes funding recommendations to the Information Technology Division (ITD) for projects related to the exploration of technologies as well as the innovative and effective integration of those technologies into teaching and learning. Proposals must include an original and thorough description of the project, a statement of the objectives, a discussion of the potential project benefits to be derived by the faculty member(s), students, and the University, an itemized budget, and a total funding request.
Funding is to be awarded to applicants who adequately demonstrate that such funds will be used to make course instruction better and more effective in terms of meeting instructional objectives through the use of technology. Applicants should consult with a member of the ITD Faculty Instructional Technology Center staff prior to submitting a proposal (Call 1.615.904.8189 to make an appointment).
More specifically, proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:
The ITD grant provides funding for stipends, reassigned time, technical support and/or hardware / software / other resources essential to the project which must be clearly detailed in an included budget. Funding is limited to the activities described above. Grant funds are designed primarily to foster teaching innovation. They are not designed to supplement departmental budgets for routine instructional activities nor can recurring costs be included. All grant recipients are required to follow MTSU intellectual property, technology, administrative, inventory and fiscal policies.
Applications will be accepted from full-time tenure / tenure track teaching faculty, faculty groups and/or departments. Multi-disciplinary faculty teams are encouraged. To avoid potential conflict with other committees, applications must clearly reflect technology enhanced development projects primarily designed to enhance instruction and broaden an instructor's base of knowledge. Funding amounts vary; while funding ranges are not pre-established, large requests are less likely to be funded.
Proposals are accepted in the fall semester, and again in the spring, dependent on availability of remaining funding. Grant applications must be submitted on the current form, which may be obtained from the ITD-Faculty Instructional Technology Center (Telecommunications Building, Room 214), The Learning, Teaching and Innovative Technologies Center (Walker Library 348), or online at by following the Guidelines and Application link at the top of this page. One printed copy with signature page along with a digital copy of your grant proposal in MS Word should be submitted to the ITD-Faculty Instructional Technology Center (Telecommunications Building, Room 214), on or by the deadline date.
The Instructional Technologies Development Committee will review grant applications. Committee decisions are subject to approval by the Vice President for Information Technology and CIO.
Requirements for Completion of Grant
Faculty members receiving an Instructional Technologies Development Grant MUST complete the following activities to fulfill the funded grant obligations. Failure to meet any of the requirements without prior arrangements MAY impact the funding of future grant proposals by the recipient. ol start="1" type="1">
In determining grant recipients, priority will be given to those applicants who have not previously received an Instructional Technologies Development Grant. When past grant recipients are considered, priority will be given to those applicants who have not received a grant within the last two years.
Applicants are encouraged to review examples of past reports found on the Faculty-Showcase Web site ( http://www.mtsu.edu/facultyshowcase/).
Fall 2013 Grant Proposals Due: Friday, October 25, 2013.
Spring 2014 Grant Proposals Due: February 14, 2014.