Projects may be continuations of year one research questions, expanding and building on findings from year one. Projects may also be brand new research questions. Both are welcome.
Project teams must include at least one person who participated either in the AiA year-one orientation workshop (12/7-8/2017) or in one of the year one projects.
Projects may take a broad view and be developed with the goal of generating data around a question shared across multiple institutions, or they may focus on a question specific to an individual institution. There continues to be a significant need for evidence supporting library impact-value claims that are generalizable across institutions.
Cross-institution and individual institution level proposals are both welcome. In either case, collaboration with other stakeholders on campus (e.g. faculty, student services, or office of institutional research, etc) is expected.
Projects should select one of the four systemwide college priorities (retention, classroom success, engagement, equity) and should engage the theme through one of the five lenses (credit courses, integrated instruction, reference interactions, strategic partnerships, or library resources, such as space, personnel, or collections.)
Projects within each priority will be placed in a community of practice (COP) group. The COP groups will be an opportunity to communicate, collaborate and support each other during your design and implementation processes. Each COP group will be supported by one of the Library Directors/Deans including scheduling of a number of COP meetings.
The process will be competitive. Reviewers will score the applications based on a rubric. Approximately 7 projects will be funded up to $4,500 per project with a maximum of $1,500 per person. Funds may be distributed among a larger team.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:
ROUND 1: Project proposals must be submitted by December 7th, 2018. Decisions will be announced on December 18th, 2018.
ROUND 1 RESUBMISSIONS: Jan. 11, 2019/ Decisions announced 1/15/2019
ROUND 2 Submissions: Jan. 18, 2019/ Decisions announced 1/22/2019