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For collaborative initiatives to be considered as part of SCAD's Quality Enhancement Plan, lead faculty, in collaboration with the deans, chairs and external partners, must submit the following documents to the Collaborative Learning Center as part of the proposal at least two registration terms prior to course implementation:
An online project submission tool is available for CLC proposals. The following list describes the submission requirements for each section and how they will be uploaded.
* You will be required to add text to a form field.
** You will be required to upload a PDF.
The project profile should include the following:
The project abstract should include a concise description of the following information:
The project abstract should not exceed 250 words.
The narrative should expand on the following areas:
The narrative should describe the need for the course by considering the following factors:
The narrative must explain in detail how the course aligns with SCAD's QEP—a triptych for collaboration—by providing descriptions of the following course elements:
The narrative section should not exceed 1,000 words.
The lead faculty should create a project master timeline to be used as a reference in the construction of individual course schedules. The timeline must include the following elements:
All courses must have two sets of assessment plans:
The assessment of the QEP student learning outcomes is developed and provided by the office of institutional assessment. The assessment requires students to complete a pre- and post-collaboration questionnaires, faculty's rating of students' collaboration expertise, and external partners' rating of the collaboration outcomes. Additional assessments may be implemented by the office of institutional assessment as needed. Two required assignments should be dedicated for measuring QEP student learning outcomes. By submitting this proposal the faculty and external partners agree to complete the required QEP assessments.
The faculty determines the assessment of department specific student learning outcomes. Description of the methods of assessment and scoring guides should be included.
For projects that receive external funding, one expenditure budget for the external fund and another one for the $2,000 award should be included. An itemized budget breakdown for each expenditure budget and justification for each relevant budget category listed below must be provided. Following are examples of the relevant budget expenditure categories:
Other budget categories may be provided with justification.
The chair's letter of support needs to state:
The external partner's letter of support needs to state:
Assurances such as intellectual property rights and disclaimers and contractual agreements must be included for all projects with or without external funding. Additional documents may also be included when necessary. Negotiation with external partners to develop assurance documents must be conducted in collaboration with the director of strategic relationships. It is recommended that the lead faculty contact the office of strategic relationships as early as possible in the proposal preparation process.
If applicable, additional documents that support the collaborative project submission may be submitted.
Please download and read the Request for Proposal, which lists the specifications for project submissions.
Submit a proposal.
SCAD reserves the right to make necessary policy changes after proposals are submitted and to negotiate awards with potential recipients.