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EUE PROPOSAL PRIORITIES (FY 2018)

1. The current EUE cycle will support projects or improvements that pilot or implement high-impact practices (or high-impact community engagement practices) in programs and broad disciplines in which such practices are not common nor well-developed. Further information about high-impact practices can be found at https://www.aacu.org/leap/hips.

2. The Provost will determine the amount of funding to be set aside for study abroad programming.  In this regard, successful proposals should create study abroad opportunities that provide SIUE students important learning experiences and also yield long-term relationships that allow for SIUE’s recruitment of international students.  Ideally, these projects will demonstrate lasting impact beyond those who were able to participate in the funded project.

NOTE: An additional step is required for study abroad proposals to coordinate the proposed project with the Office of International Affairs. Applicants must submit their EUE proposal, inclusive of budget, to the Office of International Affairs in order to obtain from that office a Unit Support Statement. Coordination and submission for study-abroad or travel-study EUE proposals is to be done in the time frame of September 12, 2017 to October 6, 2018.

3. Applications for multiple-year funding are not considered.

4. EUE awards will be given pending budget availability.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

All proposals must be prepared according to the guidelines set forth below. Proposals which do not conform to the restrictions and guidelines will not be reviewed. The following general guidelines have been established:

  • The project must be clearly related to the education of undergraduate students.
  • Construction and renovation projects will not be supported.
  • Requests for computer labs will generally not be funded by EUE. Exceptions to this rule may be granted for Project Directors with external grants that require University matching funds. Funding for computer labs should be pursued through requests to the Academic Computing Council or OIT.
  • Proposals involving the purchase, for students, of meals or tickets for travel, performances, or any other item that students would normally pay for by themselves, require cost-sharing from the students.
  • Funding is limited to FY18. Funds must be expended by 6/30/18
  • Projects requiring permanent commitment of funds will not be supported. Continuing projects should demonstrate increasing commitment from other sources
  • Proposals may request academic year assigned time for research, otherwise known as “course-buyout.” When requesting academic year assigned time for research, salary should be calculated at the call-staff rate. Contact your department administrator for specific information about how to calculate the call staff rate for your planned course-buyout.
  • Proposals may request summer salary up to $9,000 or one month of summer salary, whichever amount is the lesser of the two.
  • Payment of honoraria or awards to faculty is normally not supported
  • Course and/or curriculum development is subject to University approval process
  • Construction and renovation costs not supported
  • Proposals for student travel, etc. require cost sharing from students
  • Project must be clearly related to the education of undergraduate students

At various times, the Faculty Development Council makes changes to the program guidelines during a particular year. The current guidelines provided on through the Proposals link on the left will provide guidelines for the current year.

EUE EMPHASES AND EQUIPMENT

Projects involving equipment must be clearly justified in relation to the objectives of the EUE program. Individual units may use the EUE program as part of a long-range plan based on unit emphases, provided that proposed projects are commensurate with the goals and objectives of EUE. Equipment requests exceeding $5,000 should be accompanied by a cost-sharing plan in which at least 20% of the equipment cost is provided by the unit. EUE equipment emphases are to:

  1. Make possible the addition of new courses, specializations or other activities, or the significant improvement of an existing one, and;
  2. Provide access to new technology in a field.

Proposals to replace broken, worn-out or stolen instructional equipment or to obtain additional equipment to increase access to a course or program because of increased enrollment will not be funded. Support for these types of projects should be pursued through the use of Instructional Equipment funds.

The purchase of equipment, information resources, or services of a type that might be provided by the Library or Information Technology Services should be discussed with the EUE Coordinator to determine availability of existing equipment as well as future plans. In addition, requests for equipment should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Requests for equipment must be clearly linked to goals of EUE
  • Equipment is to: 1) make possible the addition of new courses, specializations or other activities, or the significant improvement of existing ones or 2) provide access to new technology in a field
  • Equipment requests exceeding $5,000 require cost sharing of 20%
  • Proposals to replace broken, worn-out or stolen equipment, or to meet needs associated with increased enrollments will not be supported
  • Purchase of library-related equipment, information services, or other similar services must be coordinated with Lydia Jackson in Lovejoy Library
  • Requests for computer labs/classrooms will generally not be funded without external support

EUE EMPHASES AND COST SHARING

EUE often receives proposals from departments or units to carry out activities which were previously funded by EUE. Although these proposals do not request permanent funding, the recurring nature of these projects conflicts with the EUE priority of funding ideas which are new and innovative. While EUE recognizes the importance and impact of many such projects, additional support from EUE may be contingent upon evidence of significant cost sharing by the unit. Faculty and staff members should check with their departments or units or the EUE website to determine if similar projects have been funded in the past. Project directors preparing proposals that may be viewed as recurring projects are highly encouraged to seek matching support from their unit or from external sources prior to submitting an EUE proposal.

AWARD ACCEPTANCE

Upon notification of the award, recipients will be informed of any conditions of the award and will be provided additional information on project management (re-budgeting, Final Report, etc.). Each recipient must agree to follow EUE reporting procedures before the project can be initiated.

REPORTING

Final Reports for Projects must be submitted to the EUE Coordinator by no later than first week of December in order to be eligible for future EUE funding. A progress report explaining the present status of the project as well as a justification why it is not completed must be sent to the Coordinator if the project funds are carried over and/or the project is not completed on time. A report template is available as a Word document or as a PDF file (click to download your preferred file format).

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