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K-State Today

August 1, 2018

Proposal deadline for new summer programs set for Sept. 21

Submitted by Grant Guggisberg

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.

The focus of K-State Summer School is to help students "finish in four" years — or five for some programs — and to add value to students' degrees.

K-State Summer School also aims to encourage new students to come to campus during the summer in a supportive, engaging environment prior to their first fall semester, whether they are incoming freshmen who want to get a jump start on their college degrees, transfer students who want to improve their transitional success or working professionals attending specialized graduate workshops.

Proposals may be submitted by faculty, departments, colleges or other units that offer academic programs. The goal of this request is to provide incentives for faculty and departments to take advantage of the opportunity to develop new programs over and above their existing K-State Summer School offerings. All proposals must be approved by the department head and dean prior to submission.

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.

Criteria to evaluate the programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Contribution to retention and progression to degree of K-State students.
  • Recruitment of new students/new audiences to the university.

K-State Summer School will provide marketing and logistical assistance in the implementation of the new programs.

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 jam4545@k-state.edu.