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December 5, 1996

Grant money available for computer demo projects

The Instructional Technology Work- ing Group of the Executive Committee on Academic Computing (ECAC) has grant money available for five demonstration projects to increase the use of computers for instructional purposes at Pitt.

Funds for the projects have been allocated by the Office of the Provost. Details on all of the projects and how to apply are available on the ECAC's World Wide Web page at:

The deadline for brief pre-proposals on three of the projects has been extended to Jan. 11. Those projects are: * Specialized instructional computing laboratories: The purpose of this project is to supply hardware for specialized instructional computing needs not provided for by the Office of Computing and Information Services (CIS) in its public computing facilities.

Departments, groups of faculty and individual faculty can apply for grants in this area. Full proposals are due Feb. 22.

* Advanced instructional technology: This project provides hardware for demonstration projects of advanced instructional technology using computers, network communication or video.

Pre-proposals will be accepted from groups of faculty, units and individuals faculty. Full proposals are due Feb. 22.

* Instructional software development: Non-equipment project assistance is available for software development. Groups of faculty and individual faculty are eligible to submit pre-proposals. The deadline for full proposals is Feb. 22.

Full proposals for the following two projects are due Feb. 15. No pre-proposals are required.

* UNA faculty desktop: Grants totaling $650,000 are available for desktop hardware for full-time teaching faculty connected to the UNA system. Departments and units are eligible to apply.

* UNA graduate student desktop: Grants totaling $250,000 are available for desktop hardware clusters of computers to serve groups of graduate students for teaching and study. Departments and units are eligible to apply.

All pre-proposals and proposals are reviewed by faculty committees, the professional staff of CIS and the Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education. UNA projects have only a single review.

Filed under: Feature,Volume 29 Issue 8

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