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Project Guiding Principles
Each project proposal should reflect the following guiding principles. These principles will also be used to assess the proposals.
- Clearly aligned with at least one of the strategic priorities (worth 10 percent overall).
- Collaborative and inclusive of a wide-range and diversity of units; must include academic unit(s), students, and authentic community research engagement where appropriate (worth 20 percent overall).
- Embeds a student experience lens across all aspects of the project, including throughout the design, implementation, and evaluation (worth 20 percent overall).
- OER development as centrepiece, looking at improving access and outcomes.
- Student researcher jobs.
- Platform for undergraduate/graduate publishing.
- Ensures a strong evaluation and assessment process is included in the project design. Cyclical reporting to the Provost/Senate will be required (worth 30 percent overall).
- Quarterly reports outlining: projects in process; resources in use; student involvement; adoption of existing OER and estimate of cost savings; outreach activities.
- Metrics: uptake of OER; projects in process; faculty connections.
- Capacity building (scalability and sustainability) beyond the life of the project (worth 20 percent overall).
- These tools are essential to maintaining and growing capacity as we look to a research-oriented future at TRU; this is an opportunity to establish sustainable funding for the excellent work already underway and laying the groundwork for continued growth.
Project costs are to be clearly itemized and aligned with the methodology and goals of the project. See Budget Creation information.