The Provost's Office announces a third round request for proposals to inform UWM's Digital Future planning process. This campus conversation centers on emerging technologies and their impact on the University. The potential for change inherent in emerging technologies is both a challenge and an opportunity for higher education in general and for UWM in particular.
Proposals may be submitted on topics related to the impact of technology on higher education, including issues such as, but not limited to the adaptability of the organization in adjusting to technological innovation; ethical issues related to new technologies; best practices in utilizing new technologies in administration and student services; the impact of digitization on how we conduct research; or how digitization is altering teaching and learning (including developments in online and blended instruction; the 'consumerization' of the learning experience; the development of personalized learning systems, increasing use of simulation technologies, etc.).
Priority will be given to:
- a. Teaching and Learning: teaching and learning environment, teaching resources, collaboration, curriculum, access, training and support; and infrastructure;
- b. Research: organization and sharing of data, infrastructure, faculty and academic concerns, and collaborations and partnerships;
- c. University Operations and Services: students, work environment, access, paperless, standards, change, constraints, environment, learning, and community.
Both original research and the systematic review/analysis of existing research can be funded through this program, and both individual and collaborative proposals will be accepted.
Proposals should include the following components: 1) A narrative describing and explaining the purpose of the project; 2) rationale; 3) research plan and methodology; 4) anticipated deliverables; and 5) proposed project budget.
A total of $30,000 has been committed to this project. The maximum per award is $10,000.
Project Time Line
Research must be completed by August 15, 2013, and a final report on the project must be submitted to the Provost's Office on that date.
Proposals will be evaluated on applicability to UWM's Digital Future planning process, achievability within the short time frame of the grant period, and criticality to the University's future development. The successful applicants will be notified directly and the results will be posted on http://www4.uwm.edu/acad_aff/digitalfuture/ by January 28, 2013.