TIP Grant Awards, 2020-2021

The 2020-21 Technology Initiative Project (TIP) grant awards were selected by the TIP Awards Committee in December 2020. Ten eligible requests totaling $94,000 were received. Six requests were awarded some portion of funding for a total of $34,000.

TIP grants are annual funding provided by the Campus to fund academic initiatives that relate to instruction, student usage, improving student usage, and/or improving student learning through the use of technology. Priority is given to new and innovative or trial initiatives, which can possibly later expand on campus,  as well as collaborative and multi-disciplinary projects.

Awarded Proposals:

Curriculum and Instruction, Award:  $16,500

Jean Ann, Bruce Peng, Julie Knack and Pat Russo

Ten iPads and SWIVLs will be purchased to support the TESOL program and improve the clinical portion of the students' experience. The equipment will be used by professors first, to improve the ability of the student teaching supervisor to conduct more thorough and pointed analyses of their student teachers' work with their students. Second, in the long term, the TESOL program plans to incorporate approved artifacts from student teachers' lessons into the TESOL classes that students take before the student teaching residency.

Career and Technical Education, Award:  $1,000

Star Matteson

This grant funds a 360 video recorder and accessories with an aim to develop instructional videos suited for teacher preparation activities in the CTE field, a field with a low number of existing video resources. The grantee will connect with local public schools and BOCES institutions to create virtual lab tours, instructional, demonstration, and discussion videos of best practices; and lesson plans and activities that align with NYS and CDOS standards as well as SUNY Oswego program requirements. The grant will benefit current students unable to visit CTE laboratories because of COVID restrictions and will be used long term to compare and contrast CTE facilities and equipment and gather strategies from teachers across NYS.

Chemistry, Award:  $4,000

Thomas Brown

The grant will support the purchase of tablets and accessories to ease the delivery of virtual content for live, synchronous Zoom lectures. The tablets may be paired with the existing Vernier LabQuest Interface allowing for real-time chemistry demonstrations to accompany and support lecture content. The tablets will also be used as an "all-in-one" workspace for students conducting summer research.

CELT/Economics, Criminal Justice, Biological Sciences, and Mathematics, Award:  $3,000

John Kane, Margaret Schmuhl, Eric Hellquist, and Zoe Misciewicz

This grant supports the piloting of the Hypothesis social annotation tool within the Blackboard LMS. Hypothesis provides students with the ability to jointly annotate pdfs and websites using text, audio, images or video. A built-in LaTex editor allows the use of mathematical markup in these annotations. Students can create their own tags to use instructor-provided tags to categorize their annotations. This tool provides students with the ability to engage in a shared conversation about a text directly within the text itself, promoting close reading and deeper engagement with textual content. This tool is also useful in providing an opportunity in providing a convenient framework for peer review of student-created work.

School of Business, Award:  $2,500

Irene Scruton, Ahreum Lee, Jinpei Wu, and Daniel Truong

This grant supports the pilot use of Kubi units to support the increased student and faculty engagement in a hyflex/online/class environment. The units are controlled by remote students and intend to bring them into the classroom via an individual screen, trying to replicate a face-to-face experience, as much as technology will allow.

Technology, Award:  $7,000

Karin Dykeman

This grant will assist the researcher to obtain up-to-date video streaming and recording video equipment in a variety of Tech Ed courses. The goal is to assist to improve the quality of instruction with these separate applications:

  • Instructional coaching to improve student and teacher performance
  • Improve the quality of remote synchronous instruction
  • Expand the reach of the department's STEM outreach program beyond Oswego, including the Buffalo area, the North Country, and NYC suburbs