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Funding Opportunities

Campus Partners 

Funding Opportunities

A variety of funding opportunities are available to departments, colleges, and faculty for the design and development of online classes, as well as the installation of A/V technologies in University learning spaces. 

The annual proposal process for requesting awards from Student Computing Fees provides an additional source of monies for colleges; this includes software and hardware purchases for learning spaces and technology upgrades that directly benefit students.

Each semester, fees are collected to provision student computing on campus through an additional assessment on tuition for undergraduate and graduate students. Annually, these funds are made available for both University-wide IT initiatives of student benefit, as well as individual requests from colleges, interdisciplinary programs, and libraries to support student computer labs, student software, and A/V teaching technologies with an impact on student learning.

The portion of Student Computing Fees made available to individual colleges, interdisciplinary programs, and libraries is overseen by the University governance committee, the Teaching & Learning Portfolio. This committee and assigned task force members initiate RFP invitations, review proposals, interview requesters, and award funds based on the available Student Computing Fees collected for the year.

The annual Call for Proposals usually occurs at the beginning of the calendar year and funds are transferred to colleges and libraries near the beginning of the fiscal year. Invitations to submit proposals are emailed by the Teaching & Learning Portfolio.

Each year’s proposal process, priorities, instructions, and guidelines for submission are posted via the TLT: Teaching & Learning Technologies website.

For the development of online offerings, the Univeristy of Utah selects programs or courses in a strategic manner. After a variety of investment investigations, departments may receive significant university resources to develop programs of study that clearly support more flexible options for sustainable course offerings and for enrolled students. These investment investigations typically encompass:
 
  • market research
    Exams regional and national program demand and target enrollments. Utilizes employment data and examines competing programs. Articulates differentiating factors offered by University of Utah programs.
  • curriculum alignment
    Demonstrates parity between on-campus and online offerings. Establishes alignments with established program learning outcomes.
  • financial sustainability planning
    Identifies enrollment targets and required revenue to sustain and maintain the online offerings.
  • faculty online readiness
    Examines the online teaching attitudes and experience among the designated online faculty authors and instructors. 

Overview of the Development Process for Creating Online Offerings

 

Strategies and Priorites for Online Offerings:

In a flexible model for university level education, programs can be fully online or a blend of online and on-campus that captures the best of both contexts. Students have the flexibility to move between learning experiences in the model;  greater access is provided for students. 
 
Online courses are defined as a class where 80% or more of class activities occur asynchronously,
thus freeing students from specific time and location requirements. 
 
The investment decisions for creating and delivering online offerings are guided by the following strategic priorities:

  • Priority 1: Provide greater schedule flexibility for University of Utah undergraduates through online courses that reduce bottleneck high-enrollment general education or gateway courses. Target areas include...
      • courses where demand regularly exceeds capacity of available seats
      • courses that are often repeated
      • prerequisites or foundational courses for entering or progressing in a degree program
 
  • Priority 2: Baccalaureate degree completion programs (typically 60-hour programs) offered fully online in areas of very high demand and/or where significant numbers of interested students could not attend on-campus classes. Target areas include...
      • high enrollment majors
      • areas where the demand for prepared professionals exceeds the available pool

  • Priority 3: Professional masters programs & certificates, typically one-year in length, offered fully online (possibly with a limited campus intensive experience).  Offerings address areas of high market demand, or specific industry partnerships where on-campus attendance is difficult to accommodate. Target areas include...
      • fields where the demand for prepared professionals exceeds available pool
UNIVERSITY SUPPORTED INSTALLATIONS

A portion of University IT funds and Student Computing Fees are set aside each budget year for the specific purpose of installing, refurbishing, and upgrading A/V Teaching Technologies in University learning spaces.  These installations should be designated General Use/Access classrooms, labs, auditoriums, and seminar/conference rooms, available for use by any student, faculty, department or college.

On behalf of the University, Teaching & Learning Technologies (TLT) administers these Student Computing Fees for General Use/Access Learning Spaces (previously known as e-Classrooms). Installations follow the Standard Configurations for A/V Equipped Classrooms (Foundation Levels). To participate in University supported installation and maintenance costs for General Use/Access Learning Spaces, submit our Request Form to Install A/V Technologies in Campus Learning Spaces.

 

SELF FUNDED INSTALLATIONS

A college or department may want to install A/V equipment in a conference/seminar room, classroom, lecture hall, or lab that is wholly controlled and scheduled by that college or department, and is not considered General Use/Access for the campus. Such installations and maintenance are usually paid for directly by a college or department.  TLT is available to consult, design, and install these rooms for a college or department, leveraging our installation expertise and purchasing discounts.  TLT provides quotes before any work begins.  To inquire, submit a Request Form to Install A/V Technologies in Campus Learning Spaces.

 

Campus Partners

Teaching & Learning Technologies provides numerous services for faculty and students engaged in online learning experiences. These services include video production, A/V equipment, the CANVAS online learning management system, and assisting faculty who are developing online classes. We also coordinate with other divisions when colleges and departments seek additional funding sources for course development (UOnline) or wish to install A/V Teaching Technology in learning spaces.  TLT works in conjunction with many other groups on campus who help us supply the University community with all they need to create and manage engaged learning experiences.  Listed here are important partners you may wish to contact directly for your teaching and learning needs.

Most people are very familiar with traditional on-campus teaching and learning interactions. However, the University of Utah has a priority initiative in place to offer many programs of study and certifications as a fully online experience. This initiative is named UOnline. UOnline maintains a centralized website to inform faculty and students about available programs of study, certifications, tuition and fees, financial aid, admissions, and cross-institutional credit authorizations.

Go to UOnline Website

Connect with the UOnline Office

  UOnline Main Office
             Sterling Sill Center
             195 South Central Campus Drive
             Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Call UOnline Office at 801-581-7200

The Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence (CTLE) serves all faculty (including auxiliary and adjuncts) as well as graduate student instructors at the University of Utah. CTLE provides numerous services and programs dedicated to improving teaching and learning at the University. These include teaching resources, course preparation, lesson planning, activities & assignments, technology in the classroom, the Annual Teaching Symposium, the Faculty Bootcamp, evaluation and consultation services, and much more. Before embarking on building an online course, faculty often engage with CTLE to help prepare themselves.

Go to Website for CTLE: Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence

CTLE Teaching Resource Pages in Canvas

Request a CTLE Service

Email: scf@ctle.utah.edu

  CTLE at the Faculty Center
             Marriott Library-Room 1705
             295 South 1500 East
             Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Phone CTLE at 801-581-7597

The Center for Disability & Access is dedicated to students with disabilities by providing the opportunity for success and equal access at the University of Utah.  The Center is committed to providing reasonable accommodations as outlined by Federal and State laws, while striving to create an inclusive, safe and respectful environment. The Center for Disability & Access is the designated office at the University of Utah which evaluates disability documentation, determines eligibility, and implements reasonable accommodations for enrolled students. Assistance is provided to faculty and staff regarding accommodations, deaf services, and video captioning at student request.

Website for Center for Disability & Access

Email: info@disability.utah.edu

  Center for Disability & Access
             Olpin Student Union Bldg-Room 162
             200 South Central Campus Drive
             Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9107

Phone Center for Disability Services 801-581-5020

Request Video Captioning
              Chris Green
              cgreen@sa.utah.edu
              801-587-8316

The Office of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) provides students with a transformative undergraduate experience as students transition from high school to the University:

  • integrate General Education and coursework before the major
  • obtain advising, support, and advocacy
  • gain signature experiences from global education, to community service, to research opportunities

UGS helps to maintain coursework for general education and degree requirements, assists students, establishes new degree programs, and provides administrative support for many centers, colleges, and programs.

Go to Website for the Office of Undergraduate Studies (UGS)

Email: info@ugs.utah.edu

  Office of Undergraduate Studies (UGS)
             Sterling Sill Center-Room 110
             195 South Central Campus Drive
             Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Phone UGS at 801-581-3811

University Information Technology (UIT) oversees many of the University of Utah's most critical common resources, including:

  • campus network
  • wireless access points for UConnect and UGuest
  • Umail
  • Canvas course delivery and learning management system
  • a host of other systems and applications.

UIT strives to provide stable, dependable, secure access for students, faculty, staff, and researchers. In addition to managing these important services, UIT also works with other departments across the University to ensure each area has the resources it needs to fulfill their academic, creative endeavor, administrative, and research missions.

Go to the Website for UIT: University of Utah IT

Go to the Website for the CIO: Chief Information Officer for University of Utah IT (includes IT Governance information)

UIT Help Desk Email Support: helpdesk@utah.edu

UIT Help Desk Phone Support: 801-581-4000-option 1

Review List of UIT Divisions

Go to the UIT Service Catalog (Knowledge Articles & Order Services)

Continuing Education & Community Engagement  (CECE) at the University of Utah inspires a love of learning through innovative, educational experiences for all ages and people. CECE offers credit, noncredit, and professional courses in a wide range of topics, from art to recreation to languages to technology to cooking. The department includes Academic Programs (credit and noncredit), Distance Learning, the English Language Institute, Go Learn, Lifelong Learning, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Professional Education, Technology Education, Test Preparation, and Youth Education. Classes are offered on the main University of Utah campus, at off-campus sites in Sandy, St. George, and at locations around the Wasatch front and back. Whether you're a student, working professional, stay-at-home parent, non-native English speaker, pre-schooler, baby boomer, or just looking to learn something new, Continuing Education & Community Engagement offers educational experiences for everyone.

Go to Website for Continuing Education & Community Engagement (CECE)

Submit Form to Request Information from CECE

Review CECE Locations & Offerings

  Continuing Education & Community Engagement (CECE)
             Annex-Room 1185
             1901 E. South Central Campus Drive
             Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Phone Continuing Education & Community Engagement at 801-581-6461

 

Last Updated: 7/14/17