May 10, 2018
Summer School requests funding proposals for new summer programs
K-State Summer School is accepting proposals for the development and scheduling of new and innovative programs for summer 2019. The deadline to submit a proposal is set for Sept. 21.
Summer School's grant-funding program provides the opportunity for faculty, departments, colleges and other university units to develop new and innovative programs for summer.
Programs seeking funding to create new offerings or serve new audiences during the summer semester should meet one of two criteria:
- Recruitment of new students/new audiences to the university.
- Retention — and progression to degree — of existing students.
Some examples of a recruitment program for new students or new audiences include an engagement program for high school students centered on a field or major prior to choosing a college or degree path, or a standalone certificate or standalone minor to professionals or students from other institutions.
A good example of a program created with the intent to improve retention of students at the university is a bridge or transition program designed to onboard new freshmen or transfer students the summer before their first fall. These programs may be partially on campus and partially online. The program may have credit course offerings, additional programming beyond credit courses, and a wide range of purposes. They may serve a particular target audience — e.g. underrepresented students, first-generation students.
As proposals are developed, we ask that you indicate not only what the funds will cover the first year, but how the program will become self-supporting in future years. Once development has occurred, how will you continue to fund the program?
The priority submission deadline is Sept. 21 for programs to be offered in summer 2019. Review of the proposals will occur in early October, and departments will be notified of funded programs by mid-October.
Proposals should be submitted electronically using the online form. Upload your completed and signed cover letter at the bottom of the form.
K-State Summer School will provide marketing and logistical assistance in the implementation of the new programs. However, we request that you provide a general sense of the market potential of the program you are developing — giving the scope of who the program will benefit/interest — in your cover letter.
Applications also must include a cover letter, which addresses:
- Program objectives.
- Potential impact.
- Relationship of the program to college or university strategic goals.
- Benchmarks for measuring success of the program.
- Enrollment caps — if any — and frequency of offering the program.
- A general sense of the market potential of the program — giving the scope of who the program will benefit/interest.
- How the program will become self-supporting in future years.
- Approval signatures from the department head, dean and principal investigator(s).
For more information, please contact Jo Maseberg-Tomlinson, summer school coordinator, at 785-532-2570 or firstname.lastname@example.org.