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  1. CITI RFP Bidder’s Session CITI Winter Conference January 19, 2005

  2. Agenda Introduction to CITI Introduction to the RFP Submission Logistics Q & A

  3. AgendaWelcome and Introduction Dr. Andrew Effrat, Dean, School of Education, UMass Amherst Dr. Rick Adrion, Professor, Department of Computer Science, UMass Amherst Co-Directors of Commonwealth Information Technology Initiative

  4. Introduction to CITI CITI is a public/private partnership to promote innovative IT education, through strategic investments, that prepares graduates to thrive and lead in Massachusetts' knowledge-based society.

  5. CITI established in 2000 "make a commitment to the continuous improvement of the quality and responsiveness of the CIST programs in the public higher education system in order to promote the future economic development of the Commonwealth …. Now!" "Review of Computer and Information Science/Technology (CIST) Programs for the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education," to strengthen, modernize, and expand the CIST programs in the public higher education system

  6. CITI established in 2000 “challenges facing IT education -- high demand for graduates, limited resources to expand programs” “ the demand for graduates and for knowledge is not only broad, but deep” “educational budgets are increasingly limited -- limits to faculty numbers and expertise” "Formulating a UMass Response to the Information Technology Labor Shortage” to strengthen, modernize, and expand the CIST programs in the public higher education system

  7. Where we were --CITI 2000 • CITI brought together community colleges, state colleges, and the University campuses with industry leaders to strengthen and modernize computer science and information technology programs at public postsecondary institutions across the Commonwealth, along five dimensions: • Development of a new Information Technology curriculum. • Regional cooperation model. • Curriculum development. • Faculty development.. • Graduate and professional programs.

  8. Where we are going --CITI 2004 • Goal: Preparing today's students for tomorrow's information technology-infused world. • Investments • Curricula & Programs • Teacher Development • Partnerships • A coherent K-20 strategy: • Identifying, leveraging & promoting best practices • Defining models, standards, expected outcomes • Expanding the pipeline (primary, secondary, post-secondary, graduate, career retraining and life-long education)

  9. CITI Timeline 1st Phase – 2000-2001 BHE funding - $1.6 million Created “ITAC” programs in non-technical fields Improved and expanded information technology education in public higher education (regional networks, curriculum modernization, faculty development) Funding Hiatus - 2002-2003 Commonwealth’s fiscal crisis Continued development of ITAC programs and courses through “volunteer” efforts No CITI staff, lapse in regional sharing Slowdown in CIS curriculum and faculty development

  10. CITI Timeline 2nd Phase – 2004-2005 $500,000 from BHE IT Pipeline Fund matched by private (anonymous) donor IT teaching and learning at pre-K-12 levels to address BHE STEM Pipeline Goals increase number of students and qualified teachers participating in STEM teaching and learning increase the number of STEM activities Post-secondary ITAC Project strengthening ITAC approaches and programs in 2- and 4-year higher education Future - 2005-2010 Raise at least $2M annually from state, federal & industrial sources

  11. CITI 05 Goals: Curricula & Programs Post-secondary ITAC Grants Competition Replication of the BATEC (Boston Area Advanced Technological Education Connections) model

  12. CITI 05 Goals: Teacher Development IT Pipeline Fund Grants Competition Promoting ITAC Educator Development

  13. CITI 05 Goals: Other Conferences CITI Winter Conference January 19, 2005 Review of CITI outcomes, challenges & opportunities CITI Summer Conference June 2005 “Best Practices” Models and Programs in Information Technology Across the Curriculum

  14. AgendaIntro to the RFPSubmission Logistics Alana Wiens Project Manager, CITI

  15. CITI Goals Consolidate and Strengthen Work with existing courses and programs Focus on strategic investments

  16. CITI Goals Partnerships Working together to grow and broaden programs Partnering with industry

  17. CITI Goals IT Fluency – “Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s IT-Infused World.”

  18. What is IT Fluency? The National Research Council defines IT fluency by describing three types of IT knowledge: Skills - proficiency with contemporary computer applications Concepts – e.g., how a computer works, information authenticity Capabilities - higher-level thinking processes, e.g., problem-solving, reasoning, complexity management

  19. Grants Competition Institution Grants consolidate existing activities into a program, fill strategic gaps approximately eight awards between $10,000 - $25,000

  20. Grants Competition • Partnership Grants • two or more public institutions • facilitates ITAC program creation or strengthen activities at multiple institutions • approximately five awards between $15,000 - $50,000

  21. Review of the RFP • Creating and strengthening ITAC programs across the state • Priorities • Supported • Strategic • Sustainable • Builds on existing activity • Collaboration-based • Relevant to industry needs • Value oriented • Recording and disseminating success Creating and strengthening ITAC programs across the state

  22. Review of the RFP • Evaluation • evaluation plan required • samples available on the website • provide means of understanding projects in the broader context • provide means of collecting ‘success stories’ from grantees assessing success

  23. Review of the RFP • Requirements • Clearly include the following • Project Administration • Project Narrative • deliverables & outcomes, target audience, existing ITAC activities, strategic role, timeline, dissemination plan What needs to be in your submission

  24. Review of the RFP • Dissemination Plan • Required • Be part of spotlight conference • Final Report and Evaluation • Participate in CITI web portal • Be available for future CITI marketing initiatives • Be available for consultation with others wishing to replicate the program Getting the word out

  25. Review of the RFP • Extra Requirements • List of partners • Description of activities • Breakdown of activities • Role of each institution • Long term prospects • List of other beneficiaries not listed with mode and level of engagement Regional & State Partnerships

  26. Review of the RFP • Requirements • Categorized Budget • Evaluation Plan • Letters of Support Other documents

  27. Review of the RFP • Personnel • Senior Personnel • Other Personnel • Fringe Benefits • Consultant Services • Equipment • Rental or Lease (please specify equipment) • Purchase (please specify equipment) • Travel • Office & Administration Supplies • Other Costs (please specify) • Please note – Indirect costs will not be funded Budget Categories

  28. Review of the RFP • What We’re Looking For • budget • outcomes • strategic impact a meaningful project with broad impact

  29. Submissions • Pre-Proposal Paragraph • Use same submission page, but just fill out to the abstract line • Due January 28, 2005 • Proposal • formatting on page 5 • one document uploaded • only upload once • by 5 pm please • identify type of grant The details

  30. Submission logistics • proposals are to be submitted online • you will receive email confirmation within one business day

  31. Submission logistics Timeline RFP released 12/10/04 Pre-Proposal paragraphs due 1/28/05 Proposals due 2/8/05 Awards announce 2/22/05 Projects conclude 12/05

  32. For more information • Remaining questions to awiens@educ.umass.edu • Watch www.citi.mass.edu for news and announcements.

  33. Q & A Do you have questions? We may have answers

  34. CITI RFP Bidder’s Session CITI Winter Conference January 19, 2005