The focus of the Departmental Impact Grant is to increase student engagement, facilitate greater instructor efficiency, and enable anyplace/anytime learning through purposeful technology use in a course impacting students.
Recipients are selected twice per year by a committee of OSU faculty, staff, and student(s). The review committee requires four weeks for selection decisions.
Apply for the Impact Grant (Due April, 2014, day TBD)
- Rubric (pdf)
- Application Guide (pdf)
- Recommended Application Process (pdf)
- Sample Application Form (doc)
- View the Impact Grant Q&A presentation (pptx)
- Spring 2014 application deadline: TBD
With an Impact Grant, you receive
200 hours of ODEE Grants Support
- Project guidance and management
- Research design expertise
- Guidance in maximizing Office of Distance Education & eLearning services
- Consultation with campus experts
- Training for effective technology use
- Expert implementation training and pedagogical consultation in areas of classroom technology, audio/video use, usability, elearning programs, and so on
- Recipient-centered support and guidance throughout the grant period.
- Timely and responsive communication.
- A co-produced project plan.
- A co-produce assessment and completion plan.
- A co-produced description of experience in digital and/or print media.
- A transparent process and outcomes assessment for the campus community.
- Limited visual design production work by ODEE staff may be available.
$15,000 (requires $7,500 match)
Possible uses include
- Release time compensation
- Cost recovery work for additional design, coding, development needs
Matching funds could be from
- Departmental funds
- Faculty/staff release time
- Other fund source(s)
- Departmental equipment use
For a key or large course
For example, but not limited to:
- GECs (General Elective Courses)
- Required courses
- 250+ enrollment (in all sections)
- First course in a sequence
- Courses with similar offerings in other departments
- Cross-disciplinary courses
Learn more about the Impact Grant application form and recipient experience, as well as have your questions answered at our formal Q&A sessions. For more information, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two formal Q&A sessions will be held on:
- October 1, 9:30-10:30, 186 Hagerty Hall
- October 16, 3:00-4:00, 311 Enarson Hall (née Central Classrooms)
At any time, please complete an intake form to set-up a consultation about possible projects.
Grant goals include
- To design a technologically-enhanced course meeting the instructional goals of the department which can then serve as an exemplar for other courses, both within and outside the department.
- To increase student engagement.
- To facilitate greater instructor efficiency.
- To enable anyplace/anytime learning through purposeful technology use.
Moreover, recipients have the potential to build individual and departmental knowledge and efficacy around teaching and learning with technology.
Other goals include:
- Connect to university personnel with a wide range of technology expertise.
- Explore and implement existing or new learning technology in pedagogically sound ways.
- Collaborate with colleagues to support and learn across disciplines.
- Contribute to the growing body of knowledge investigating ways technology can impact student engagement, faculty efficiency, and anytime/anyplace learning.
- Include GAs in the course revision process.
Impact Grant recipients collaborate with ODEE through a four phase process to identify project goals and objectives, receive training on relevant technologies, obtain IRB approval, and disseminate results.
- Collaborate with ODEE during the entire grant period (at minimum, once per month).
- Work with ODEE staff for agreed-upon ODEE design production services through completion.
- Co-produce a project plan prior to receiving the initial grant payment.
- Co-produce an assessment and completion plan prior to receiving the final grant payment.
- Participate in the grant outcome assessment.
- Manage personnel and costs associated with the project.
- Locate and hire potential employees in a timely fashion for expertise not provided by ODEE.
- Oversee expenditures associated with the project.
- Participate in Idea Labs to collaborate with other Impact Grant winners.
- Engage in at least one Idea Lab meeting during the subsequent grant round (i.e., during the following year).
- Contribute to description of experience in digital and/or print media.
- Provide a final report/document/artifact showcasing project development and outcome(s).
- Present at an ODEE-sponsored event.
- Participate in the subsequent selection committee.
- Adhere to institutional policies.
- Obtain appropriate human subjects approval (such as Internal Review Board or IRB), if necessary.
- Obtain copyright clearances, if necessary.
- Include reasonable ADA compliance, in accordance with Ohio State guidelines.
- Grant resources will be used to impact a large or key course by increasing student engagement and faculty efficiency, and promoting anytime/anyplace learning.
- Department has not received another Impact Grant during the past two rounds (i.e., during the last two years).
- Project lead is an Ohio State faculty or staff member with 50%+ appointment.
- Proposed project is for an Ohio State course.
- Submit written endorsement from chair, dean, or supervisor (not applicable if chair or dean applies).
- A 1:2 (recipient:ODEE) ratio of in-kind support toward the project, such as faculty/staff release time, other fund sources, equipment use, and so on, is required.
- Up to $10,000 will be provided after a project plan is approved by an ODEE staff committee, with up to $5,000 provided after an assessment and completion plan is approved by an ODEE staff committee and IRB.
- Funding may be used to secure faculty/staff release time, support a student employee, travel to a conference, buy necessary software and licenses, and acquire specialized training.
- Funding may be used for limited hardware and peripheral purchases.
- Recipients do not receive ODEE production services as part of the grant; however, production services may be purchased with the grant stipend.
- ODEE staff is available to consult in locating and hiring qualified individuals for production work.
- Funding may not be used to reimburse or pay for a graduate student’s tuition and/or fees.
- Funding may not be used to upgrade a lab space.
- Completed work may not be retroactively funded.
Note, application implies acceptance of expectations, eligibility requirements, and funding stipulations.