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Teaching and Learning Technology Innovation Grant

We invite full-time faculty to submit proposals that offer innovative uses of technology to support teaching and learning.

Teaching and Learning Technology Innovation (TLTI) Grant awards are intended for the purchase of technology to help educate students. Awards are up to $20,000. Awards may not be used for student/staff salaries, professional services, or consumables.

Join your faculty peers at Texas State University who have used innovative technology to enhance learning experiences.

2020 TLTI Grant Cycle At-a-Glance

Don't miss any important dates in this year's grant cycle. 

  • Call for Proposal Submissions Feb. 7
  • Mandatory Proposal Consultation* Feb. 7 to Mar. 23
  • Grant Proposal Writing Workshop (optional) Feb. 20
  • Proposal Submission Deadline – Apr. 6
  • Selection Committee Review
  • Award NoticeApr. 17

*Contact the Technology Innovation Office at techinnovation@txstate.edu to schedule your consultation. Must complete consultation prior to proposal submission, and by March 23. 

Eligibility

Full-time faculty members at Texas State University are eligible to apply. Proposals may be submitted individually or by a group of faculty. Before submitting a proposal, faculty must complete a 1-hour mandatory consultation with instructional designers and the Technology Innovation Office. At the consultations, faculty receive advice about how to make proposals more competitive and how to align them with the goals of the TLTI Grant program. 

The Technology Innovation Office will also be hosting a proposal writing workshop for TLTI Grant applicants on February 20. See the TIO Grant Writing Workshop page for more information.  

The applicant's department chair must complete and sign a letter of support saying the department will fund student/staff salaries, professional services, or consumables required for the project.

Review Process

A review committee, assembled by the Associate Vice President of the Technology Innovation Office, will read and score applicant proposals according to the criteria described below.

Selection Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated based on the contributions they make to furthering the University’s mission as a doctoral-granting, student-centered institution dedicated to excellence and innovation in teaching. More specifically, judging criteria includes consideration of the following, recognizing that not all proposals will meet all requirements:

  • Overall quality of proposal
  • Completeness of proposal
  • Innovative approach to teaching that fosters discovery learning
  • Addressing specific student learning outcomes
  • Uses a variety of methods to appeal to a variety of student learning types
  • Diversity impact and capacity building for underrepresented groups
  • Applicability to other areas of instruction
  • Innovation can be grown into a larger scale application across disciplines and become a new standard of teaching.
  • Potential of project to go beyond the one-year period of the grant 
  • Matching or additional funding from other available sources

Proposals will be further evaluated based on the inclusions of:

  1. Complete project proposal and budget plan information provided in the templates on the grant application page.
  2. The agreement indicated on the application submission form to:
    • Consult with the Technology Innovation Office to clarify and potentially adjust instructional and implementation plans. 

    • Collaborate with the Technology Innovation Office throughout the life of the project to develop a story to inspire teaching and learning at Texas State. 

    • Collaborate with the Technology Innovation Office on evaluation instruments for the project.

    • Provide a project report at the end of the spring 2020 academic year using the project completion report outline provided.

  3. A signature from the department chair on the letter of support provided on the grant application page.

Funds awarded will be for academic year 2020-2021. Funds may carry over for a second academic year in extenuating circumstances, but will require prior approval.