Learning Center Innovation Grant
Engineerica 2021 – 2022 Grant Award

Deadline: November 15, 2021

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Purpose

The purpose of the Learning Center Innovation Grant is to recognize unique and innovative plans for outstanding achievement within academic support centers that result in student success. At least three learning centers from separate post-secondary institutions will be selected. Eligible centers are those who have already implemented or plan to implement the use of Engineerica Systems’ software, Accudemia or AccuCampus, during the 2021-2022 academic year in order to improve academic success and keep track of the student traffic within their center. Applicants will present their goals for improving their center and student achievement, success, and retention including their plans for utilizing center management technology.

Information Session Recording

Learning Center Innovation Grant

Information Session Recording hosted by Rachel Cook. 

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    with any questions.

Awards and Grants

Check or Credit towards Accudemia or AccuCampus subscriptions

First Place Winner:

Win $2,000 in Check or Credit towards an existing subscription

Second Place Winner:

Win $1,000 in Check or Credit towards an existing subscription

Third Place Winner:

Win $500 in Check or Credit towards an existing subscription

In addition to the awarded grant:

First place winner will also receive sponsorship to present at future academic center conferences about their center, technology, and successful results.  If your proposal is accepted, Engineerica will pay for the registration fee and travel expenses.

All winners will also receive an engraved plaque to display in their centers

Oh, and you get bragging rights for winning the award 🙂

Qualification

The grant recipients must demonstrate the plan for implementation and utilization of either Accudemia or AccuCampus center management software in their center as well as the anticipated impact on student success, achievement, or retention. Applicants should talk about ways this technology is used/will be used in the center (i.e. to capture and report data, to enhance individual student learning, to deliver programs and services, to engage students, etc.) and assessment measures for success. All current Accudemia or AccuCampus users are welcome to apply for this grant. Any previous or future Accudemia or AccuCampus users that are re/purchasing subscriptions by December 31, 2021, will be eligible.

Application Procedures / Requirements

Please gather and send the following items to info@engineerica.com with the subject “Learning Center Innovation Grant Submission” by 11:59 p.m. on November 15, 2021, to be considered for this award:

1. Narrative about the center that includes:

a. The center’s name,
b. Mission statement and goals,
c. Services offered,
d. Center staff information (number of, types of),
e. Notable achievements,
f. Description of the type of student populations served,
g. Description of how technology is used/will be used at the center.
h. Description of your center’s goals for student success, achievement, and retention and how Accudemia or AccuCampus will be utilized to achieve these goals. Include outcomes, measures for success, and any anticipated results.
Note: Bonus points will be awarded for including research with regards to the benefits of using the software (ex: Accudemia) or studies on how it helped with student success.

2. Include a high-resolution photo(s) of the center. Include high-resolution photos of center staff. Include a high-resolution logo.

3. Include a link to a downloadable 5-minute video showing the center with staff members talking about the center, your goals, and how the utilization of Accudemia or AccuCampus will help achieve these goals.

4. Complete and include the media release form. Any submissions missing these items will be disqualified. Please reach out toinfo@engineerica.com with any questions regarding the application.

Q & A About the Grant Application

Q: What is the application deadline:
A: Nov 15, 2021

Q: How will you choose the grant recipients?
A: After Nov 15, a committee will study each submission and score it using a scoring rubric.  The grants will be awarded to the centers with the highest scores.

Q: Can you share the scoring rubric?
A: Yes.  You can download a PDF copy of the rubric by clicking here.

Q: Will you publish the submissions?
A: Yes if the submission is of good quality for publication, we will publish it on our website.  This includes the grant recipients and other submissions as well. We require that all submissions include a signed media release form to give us permission to publish the submission.

Q: How long does the submission have to be?
A: You need to have enough material to make the submission clear.  The length of the submission is not as important as the quality of submission.

Q: Which conference does the grant recipient present it?
A: This is totally optional, but as an additional bonus, the grant recipients will get the opportunity to present their submission at a future conference.  This can be about any conference for academic center staff where the presentation will be of interest (e.g. CRLA, NCLCA, ACTP, ACTLA,  etc.).  If your proposal to present at the conference is accepted, Engineerica will pay for your registration and travel expenses to attend and present at the conference.  This is a great opportunity to spread the word about your center and the great work you do there!

Q: When will you announce the results?
A: The results will be announced after the scoring of all applications is completed, so the exact date depends on the number of submissions.  Expect the results to be announced mid-December 2021 to mid-January 2022.

Q: What if I have more questions?
A: Please email Rachel Cook at rachelc@engineerica.com with any questions.

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