What is Technology?  Technology is a collection of resources - infrastructure, devices, applications, and services - that enhance and extend the capabilities of the user.

What is the purpose of the TIP Grant?

Annual funding is provided by the Provost’s Office and Campus Technology Services from the Technology Fee.  This funding is intended for academic initiatives that relate to instruction, student experience, and/or improving student learning through the use of technology, and to further encourage the implementation of SUNY Oswego's strategic plan Tomorrow - Greater Impact and Success. ¹

Over the last couple of years, our campus has pivoted to focus on utilizing digital teaching and learning tools to meet the needs of our students. As we prepare for our future ahead, we want to keep the momentum going and assist instructors and students in utilizing technology to reach their goals. To accomplish this, the priority of TIP grant applications this year will be to assist instructors and students in any of the following areas:

  • Online and/or hybrid teaching and learning
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Accessibility 
  • Student engagement
  • Student support

Please note

  • Any proposals containing requests for new technology that has not been released by the proposal submission deadline will be declined.
  • License renewals, memberships, subscriptions, and maintenance agreements will not be funded.
  • Installation and modification costs required in support of requested items may not be funded.
  • Please feel free to reach out to the following staff members if you have any questions regarding your proposal or need help with quotes:  Nicole Decker, David Kahn, Kristine Smith, Tyrone Johnson-Neuland

Evaluation Criteria

Priority will be given to:

  • Collaborative and multidisciplinary submissions
  • Submissions that improve online and hybrid teaching and learning
  • Student-centered submissions which touch a large number of instructors or students
  • New, innovative, and/or trial initiatives
  • Initiatives with clear assessment criteria and reasonable succession plan Equipment replacement and expansion of existing equipment will also be considered
  • Submissions that move the campus forward in these two areas:
    • Accessibility and inclusion
    • Online and hybrid teaching and learning

Ensure you submit a complete application.  A completed application should include the following items in the order indicated:

  • Cover Sheet - First page of the proposal containing the applicant's name, department, and confirmation of approval from the department chair and dean.

  • Abstract - A brief overview of the entire proposal.

  • Project Narrative - Include "Performance Drivers" in your application.  "Performance Drivers are SUNY Oswego's learning-centered culture in action.  They are our work - the programs, activities, focus, and commitments we plan and produce in order to attain five strategic Impacts." ²
    • Needs Assessment
    • Goals and Objectives
    • Implementation Plan
    • Evaluation Plan
    • Management Plan
  • Budget - A complete report of all requested items - please include quotes.
    • In the event that your TIP proposal is approved, the budget awarded is specifically for the items requested and approved in your proposal.
    • Finances approved for an awarded proposal must be completed within the 2020/2021 fiscal year.  
    • Awarded proposal items are not guaranteed to be available for the spring semester.
  • Appendices - Any relevant information pertaining to the narrative and quotes for items requested.

$30,000 has been made available to be shared by recipients.  You must download the application to your desktop to complete it.  2021-2022 TIP Grant Application.  Once completed, please email to kristine.smith@oswego.edu.

All grant proposals must be received by 4:00 pm, May 27, 2022 - No Exceptions.

Requests for extensions will not be honored.

Review Process

A Pre-Screening Review Panel will perform an in-depth review of submitted applications.  The responsibility of this panel is to ensure that any hardware and software requests are compatible with the current technology at SUNY Oswego.  The panel will then follow up with the TIP Committee with their recommendations.  Those that do not meet the intent of the Technology Initiative Program will not be recommended to move forward in the process to the TIP Committee. If this occurs, the Applicant will be notified in writing of the reason(s) for this rejection.  Any proposals containing requests for new technology that has not been released by the proposal submission deadline will be declined.

¹ SUNY Oswego, Campus Technology Advisory Board - Vision, Mission and Planning Priorities

² Tomorrow, Greater Impact and Success, http://www.oswego.edu/tomorrow

2020-2021 TIP Grant Awards

2019-2020 TIP Grant Awards

2018-2019 TIP Grant Awards

2017-2018 TIP Grant Awards

2016-2017 TIP Grant Awards

2015-16 TIP Grant Awards