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DEADLINES

Deadlines for the special FY19 awards are as follows:

  • EUE FY2019 Application Deadline: January 29, 2018. The Call for Proposals is available (download the pdf). The proposal must be submitted using an online application submission. Contact the coordinator to receive a link to the online application site, or with questions regarding proposal submission.
  • Final Report Submission Deadline for EUE FY2019: Thursday, December 20, 2019

APPLICATION PROCESS

The EUE proposal should contain the following information, assembled in the order indicated. Proposals that do not follow the prescribed format will not be reviewed. Subheadings within the proposal narrative should be clearly labeled. Note the stringent page and format limits on the proposal narrative. An online application must be submitted by January 29, 2018. Contact the EUE Coordinator (wnelson@siue.edu) for access to the online application system. Additional instructions for preparing a proposal are available in this PDF document. The application form requires the following information:

Section 1: General Information

Title, Project Director contact information, etc.

Section 2: Project Narrative

Summary (2500 character limit)
Budget Summary (entered into online form)
Narrative file (file upload with a limit of 6 double-spaced pages)
Impact Estimate (the number of students to be impacted by the project)
Project Budget, Budget Justification and Cost-Sharing summary (included in Narrative file, but not counted in page limits)
Biographical Sketch or CV (2 page limit per applicant, all in one file upload)
Appendices (must be approved by EUE coordinator before uploading files)

Section 3: Support Statement from Chair and Dean

Memos from Chair and Dean (uploaded files to be included with online application)

Section 4: Results from Prior EUE Support (if applicable)

Project description and outcomes (5000 character limit)

EVALUATION CRITERIA

The review committee consists of the Faculty Development Council of the Faculty Senate plus members of the professional staff. The committee may seek advice from other persons or committees, such as Library staff, Information Technology Services, the General Education Committee, or the Office of Enrollment Management. The review committee makes recommendations to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, who holds the authority for granting the awards. The following criteria are used by the committee (download the rubric used by the committe for evaluation):
  • Degree of excellence and innovation
  • Impact on undergraduate education
  • Alignment with EUE emphases
  • Clarity of description
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Qualifications of project directors to carry out the project
  • Validity of evaluation plan
  • Adherance to cost-sharing guidelines

REVIEW PROCESS

Proposals are distributed among three review panels, consisting of members from the Faculty Development Council (FDC), professional staff representatives to the FDC, and the EUE Coordinator. Proposals requesting more than $20,000 are reviewed by all panels with emphasis on the assessment plan for the proposal. Panel members review proposals individually and then as a panel, making recommendations for funding to the FDC. The entire council discusses all proposals and makes decisions regarding final awards. The FDC then forwards recommendations for funding to the Provost.

The review process is transparent. Reviewers award numerical values 1-4 (Poor through Excellent) in the weighted areas shown in the Evaluation Criteria. Review panel members also list the strengths and weaknesses of each proposal, along with suggestions on how to improve the proposal for future submissions. Comments are compiled and summarized by the EUE coordinator and explicitly communicated to the project directors for both funded and unfunded proposals.
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