Board of Governors

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Higher Education Policy Commission

Shepherd College

Meeting of the
October 10, 2002
Agenda Item No. 8


FY 2004 Special Project Funding Documentation

Institution Name: Shepherd College

Project Name: High Tech Classrooms

Amount of Request: $150,000

Nature of Request:

_X__ One-time request

__ First Year of recurring request

____ Subsequent year of recurring request (continuation project)

Rate from highest to lowest, with 1 being the highest

Governing Board Priority 2

Section I ­ Provide a brief description of the project

Funds will be used to create 21 "smart classrooms" across the entire college campus. Multiple classrooms in each instructional building will be equipped with Internet-accessible computer presentation systems (with video, DVD, audio, and projection capabilities). Additionally, at least one "smart classroom" per building will be equipped with a "smart presentation platform".

Section II ­ Provide a narrative of the manner in which the project correlates with the institution's compact and the state-wide master plan.

The project will expand the College's use of technology to deliver instructional services. Using technology to increase the effectiveness of instruction is an important component of the College's compact and the state-wide master plan.

Designed well, "smart classrooms" can serve multiple users‹faculty with diverse teaching styles as well as students with a variety of learning styles. Instructional technology specialists and faculty members will work together closely to ensure that pedagogy drives the design of these dynamic facilities. In this way, the pitfall common to many expansions of educational technology will be avoided: rather than simply providing hardware, software, and other technology resources, the implementation of "smart classrooms" will be integrated carefully into the teaching and learning goals of the College.

Section III ­ Provide the following budget and funding data:

A. Summary of one-time expenditures for start-up or capital assets:

1. Total amount required for this project: $150,000
2. General categories of expenditures: Computer and Media Equipment
3. Amount request from Special Projects funding: $150,000
4. Other planned funding amounts and sources: none

B. Summary of recurring annual expenditures

1. Total amount of annual recurring expense for this project: $0
2. General categories of expenditures:
3. Amounts requested from Special Projects funding:
4. Other planned funding amount and sources:

C. Anticipated Special Funding request for this project in subsequent fiscal years: $0

Section IV ­ Other Information:

A. For Capital expenditures in excess of $1,000,000, please provide the information required by Series 12.

Not Applicable.

B. Optional ­ Attach other information you feel is appropriate to further describe and justify the funding request.