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      Technology Initiative (CITI)




CITI RFP

                   Bidder‟s Session
                   CITI Winter Conference
                   January 19, 2005
         Commonwealth Information
Agenda
         Technology Initiative (CITI)
           • Introduction to CITI
           • Introduction to the RFP
           • Submission Logistics
           •Q&A
Agenda         Commonwealth Information
Welcome and
Introduction   Technology Initiative (CITI)

                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
Introduction   Commonwealth Information
to CITI        Technology Initiative (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.
CITI               Commonwealth Information
established
in 2000            Technology Initiative (CITI)
                    •"make a commitment to the
to strengthen,      continuous improvement of the
modernize, and
expand the CIST
                    quality and responsiveness of the
programs in the     CIST programs in the public higher
public higher       education system in order to
education system    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,"
CITI               Commonwealth Information
established
in 2000            Technology Initiative (CITI)
                    •“challenges facing IT education --
to strengthen,      high demand for graduates, limited
modernize, and
expand the CIST
                    resources to expand programs” “ the
programs in the     demand for graduates and for
public higher       knowledge is not only broad, but
education system    deep” “educational budgets are
                    increasingly limited -- limits to faculty
                    numbers and expertise”
                     "Formulating a UMass Response to the Information
                     Technology Labor Shortage”
Where we    Commonwealth Information
were --
CITI 2000   Technology Initiative (CITI)
            •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.
Where we are   Commonwealth Information
going --
CITI 2004      Technology Initiative (CITI)
               •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)
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CITI Timeline
                Technology Initiative (CITI)
                • 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
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CITI Timeline
                Technology Initiative (CITI)
                 • 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
    CITI 05
     Goals:   Commonwealth Information
Curricula &   Technology Initiative (CITI)
 Programs
               •Post-secondary ITAC Grants
                Competition
               •Replication of the BATEC
                (Boston Area Advanced
                Technological Education
                Connections) model
      CITI 05
      Goals:    Commonwealth Information
    Teacher     Technology Initiative (CITI)
Development
                 • IT Pipeline Fund Grants
                   Competition
                 • Promoting ITAC Educator
                   Development
     CITI 05   Commonwealth Information
Goals: Other   Technology Initiative (CITI)

                • 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
Agenda                 Commonwealth Information
Intro to the RFP
Submission Logistics   Technology Initiative (CITI)

                        Alana Wiens
                         Project Manager, CITI
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CITI Goals
             Technology Initiative (CITI)

              Consolidate and Strengthen
                • Work with existing courses and
                  programs
                • Focus on strategic investments
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CITI Goals
             Technology Initiative (CITI)

              Partnerships
                • Working together to grow and
                  broaden programs
                • Partnering with industry
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CITI Goals
             Technology Initiative (CITI)

              IT Fluency –
                • “Preparing Today‟s Students for
                  Tomorrow‟s IT-Infused World.”
What is IT   Commonwealth Information
Fluency?     Technology Initiative (CITI)
              • 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
Grants        Commonwealth Information
Competition   Technology Initiative (CITI)

               • Institution Grants
                  • consolidate existing activities into a
                    program, fill strategic gaps
                  • approximately eight awards between
                    $10,000 - $25,000
Grants        Commonwealth Information
Competition   Technology Initiative (CITI)

              •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
Review of the      Commonwealth Information
RFP                Technology Initiative (CITI)
                   •Creating and strengthening ITAC
                    programs across the state
Creating and       • Priorities
strengthening
ITAC programs
                    • Supported
across the state    • Strategic
                    • Sustainable
                    • Builds on existing activity
                    • Collaboration-based
                    • Relevant to industry needs
                    • Value oriented
                    • Recording and disseminating success
Review of the   Commonwealth Information
RFP             Technology Initiative (CITI)

                •Evaluation
assessing       • evaluation plan required
success
                • samples available on the website
                • provide means of understanding
                projects in the broader context
                • provide means of collecting
                „success stories‟ from grantees
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RFP                Technology Initiative (CITI)

                   •Requirements
What needs to be   •Clearly include the following
in your
submission         • Project Administration
                   • Project Narrative
                    • deliverables & outcomes, target
                     audience, existing ITAC activities,
                     strategic role, timeline, dissemination plan
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RFP                Technology Initiative (CITI)

                   •Dissemination Plan
Getting the word   •Required
out
                    • 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
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RFP                Technology Initiative (CITI)

                   •Extra Requirements
Regional & State    • List of partners
Partnerships        • 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
Review of the     Commonwealth Information
RFP               Technology Initiative (CITI)

                  •Requirements
Other documents    • Categorized Budget
                   • Evaluation Plan
                   • Letters of Support
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RFP             Technology Initiative (CITI)
                •Personnel
                 •Senior Personnel
                 •Other Personnel
                 •Fringe Benefits
 Budget         •Consultant Services
 Categories     •Equipment
                •Rental or Lease (please specify
                 equipment)
                •Purchase (please specify equipment)
                •Travel
                •Office & Administration Supplies
                •Other Costs (please specify)
Review of the        Commonwealth Information
RFP                  Technology Initiative (CITI)

                     •What We‟re Looking For
a meaningful          • budget
project with broad    • outcomes
impact
                      • strategic impact
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Submissions
              Technology Initiative (CITI)
              •Pre-Proposal Paragraph
               • Use same submission page, but just fill
The details
                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
Submission            Commonwealth Information
logistics             Technology Initiative (CITI)


- proposals are to
 be submitted
 online
- you will receive
 email confirmation
 within one
 business day
Submission   Commonwealth Information
logistics    Technology Initiative (CITI)

             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
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information   Technology Initiative (CITI)

              •Remaining questions to
              awiens@educ.umass.edu

              •Watch www.citi.mass.edu for news
              and announcements.
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CITI RFP


                  Bidder‟s Session
                  CITI Winter Conference
                  January 19, 2005

				
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