IEDC FAQ Decision Guide

Name of the Grant: Instruction Evaluation and Development Committee (IEDC) Grant

  1. Funding Allowances/Restrictions Does this grant provide funding for:
    1. Personnel
      1. Academic year faculty course release/reassign time? No
      2. Academic year faculty stipends (i.e., extra pay)? No
      3. Summer faculty stipends (i.e., extra pay)? No
      4. Full-time Temporary (non-tenure-track) faculty? No
      5. Adjunct (non-tenure-track) faculty? No
      6. Academic year graduate or undergraduate student support? No
      7. Summer graduate or undergraduate student support? No

    2. Equipment and Travel
      1. Equipment/supplies/materials? Yes
      2. Travel to a workshop or training program? Yes
      3. Travel to attend a conference? Yes

    3. Does this grant provide funds for projects longer than one year? No

    4. Does this grant have restrictions on or preferences for when faculty may reapply after having received an award? Yes: Preference is given to applicants who have not received funding from this grant in the past 1-2 years.

    5. Does the grant committee prioritize or restrict proposals according to faculty status (e.g., rank, tenured, tenure-track)? Yes, only tenured/tenure-track faculty are eligible.

  2. Major Positive and Negative Aspects of Proposals for this Grant
    1. What have been the most common or frequent “gray” areas where submitters have been confused or inaccurate about the grant funding criteria?
      1. Whether the proposal should be submitted as a FRCAC or Faculty Development grant instead.
      2. Large-scale ($) proposals that are more appropriate for the Technology Access Fee (TAF) program.
      3. Failure to specifically describe how the proposal addressed the funding priorities of this grant.
      4. If attending a workshop, program, or conference, failure to indicate how that knowledge or experience will be incorporated into one’s courses and instruction.

    2. What are the most important attributes of successful proposals?
      1. Approved matching or partner funds (e.g., from department or college).
      2. Total amount requested is under $2000.
      3. Each grant funding criterion is specifically addressed.
      4. A large number of students are impacted by the proposal.
      5. There is detailed information on how students will be impacted by the proposal.
      6. An itemized listing and appropriate justification for each budget item are provided. [Note: if sufficient detail is preferred here, the committee can make a smaller award (if necessary) and will know better what it can fund.]
      7. Submitter has consulted with or discussed the proposal with the committee chair or the Director of Faculty Development in the LT&ITC.

    3. What are the most important attributes of unsuccessful proposals?
      1. More than 10 pages.
      2. Provide too much detail that is not relevant or important to the main grant criteria.
      3. Provide too little detail about and justification for the budget items. Does your committee allow revisions or resubmissions of rejected proposals? Yes

  3. Details of Awards for this Grant
    1. Total funds available in past year: $18,750
    2. Mean grant size funded in past year: ~$1,300
    3. Number of awards funded in past year: 18
    4. Does your committee use proportionate awarding of funds (e.g., a certain % allocated for each funding deadline)? No, funds are allocated on a “first-come, first-served” basis 

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