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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. Agenda Welcome 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. Agenda Intro to the RFP Submission 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 [email_address]
    • 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