How to Submit Proposals

Deadline

Proposals must be submitted through Community Moodle by October 25, 2019. Please contact Amanda Marshall (aknipp1@lsu.edu) for a link to the Moodle site as well as a password when ready to submit proposals.

Eligibility

Only proposals comprised under Objectives 1.5 and 1.6 of the Student Technology Fee Plan are eligible for submission. Proposals will only be entertained from academic departments, colleges and schools, and academic and student service units (individuals may not apply). There is additional information on the Evaluation Criteria for discipline-specific projects.

Objectives

Proposals addressing Objectives 1.5 and 1.6 must be submitted through Community Moodle, for referral to the Committee, through deans (in the case of academic departments) and through all administrative channels up to and including the level of Vice President for other units. They must be ranked in numeric order by the appropriate Dean/Vice President. Please allow sufficient time in submitting proposals for proper routing.

Note

All projects comprised under Objectives 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 and Strategic Goal 2 of the Plan will be initiated by the Student Technology Fee Oversight Committee. Formal proposals from the departments and units related to these objectives will not be considered by the Committee. The Technology Fee Oversight Committee, however, encourages deans and department chairs/heads who would consider converting "proprietary" computer labs into full public access facilities with support from Student Technology Fee funds to initiate discussions with the Chief Information Officer, who will in turn bring their proposals, if they are deemed feasible, to the Student Technology Fee Oversight Committee.

Deadline: Proposals must be submitted through Community Moodle by October 25, 2019.

Format

Each proposal must include all of the following six sections in this order:

  1. Title Page*: Use the Title Page Form under “Submit Proposals”.
  2. Checklist*: Use the Checklist Form under “Submit Proposals”.
  3. Table of Contents: Include a one-page table of contents.
  4. Abstract (no more than 2 pages): The abstract should clearly address the Evaluation Criteria found under “Submit Proposals” and mention the problem or need being addressed, the proposed activities, and the intended outcomes.
  5. Narrative: Although a standard outline is not required, in a narrative of no more than three double-spaced pages, printed in no less than 10 point font, address the selection criteria and the issues discussed in the Student Technology Fee Plan.
  6. Budget*: Use the Budget Form under “Submit Proposals” to present a complete budget summary for the project. Please provide a narrative justification for this budget of no more than two double spaced pages, printed in no less than a 10 point font. In this justification please provide detail description of any and other sources of funding, leveraging opportunities or other resources that will be available for this project.

*All Principal Implementers MUST use our Title page, Checklist, and Budget forms.*

Routing

Proposals addressing Objectives 1.5 and 1.6 must be submitted through Community Moodle, for referral to the Committee, through deans (in the case of academic departments) and through all administrative channels up to and including the level of Vice-President for other units. They must be ranked in numeric order by the appropriate Dean/Vice President. Please allow sufficient time in submitting proposals for proper routing.

Notification of Award

  • Award notifications will be made in late November, 2019.
  • Because these funds are being made available from restricted student fees, the Student Technology Fee Oversight Committee will require acceptance of specific terms to be enumerated in the award/agreement letter, which will be sent to the Principal Implementer directly following approval award notification.

Additional Considerations

  • Authors of multi-year projects are encouraged to submit proposals in such format that each year's allocations provide a discreet, autonomous improvement.
  • Departments and colleges are encouraged to work together and submit interdisciplinary projects that benefit multiple departments and colleges.
  • The STF encourages proposals that emphasize investments in areas in-line with developing a broader vision for the use of technology at LSU. Possible attributes of such encouraged proposals would:
    • Have broad impact
    • Be innovative or incorporate innovative technologies
    • Facilitate the use of the network and the web to deliver instructional materials and/or to provide access to software, simulations and related tools
    • Represent collaboration across departments/colleges that would provide shared resources available to students in multiple disciplines and departments/colleges
    • Address needs that are in-line with the vision being developed as part of a department/college IT strategy, and/or the LSU Strategic Plan 2025
    • Be well-written in terms of clarity and conveyance of the potential benefits to students or the overall image of the University.