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Project Overview

Technical Education Improvement & Innovation Project

Presented By:

Beth Neal and Kathryn Hornsby

October 2001 Presidents Council


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Project Objective

To provide Technical Colleges and Colleges with Technical Divisions with an opportunity for improvement through developing, applying and demonstrating educational improvements and innovations.


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Project Overview

  • $900,000 of Carl Perkins Federal Leadership dollars

  • Awards to be used to engage in wide variety of projects promoting improvements and innovations linked to Perkins mandates, permisssives and core sub-indicators.

  • Funds will be awarded through a project application process.

  • Each technical college may submit one or more project application(s) based on their eligible funding level.

  • Best practices and outcomes will be shared with other technical colleges.


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Perkins Overview

  • The goals of the Perkins Act of 1998 are:

    • To build on the efforts of states and localities;

    • To develop challenging academic (technical) standards;

    • To promote the development of services and activities that integrate academic, vocational and technical instruction; and

    • To link secondary and postsecondary education.

  • The Technical Education Improvement & Innovation Project is intended to generate innovative ways of delivering improved technical instruction services and activities to our students.


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Activities to meet Perkins Benchmarks

Applied SCANS Models

Career Guidance

Career Placement

Emerging Occupations Curriculum

Enrollment Management

Gap

Institutional Research/Institutional Effectiveness

Internship/Apprenticeship

Job Readiness/Employability Skills/Job Retention

Mentoring

Multicultural

New & Emerging Technologies

New & Emerging Technologies for Instructional Delivery

Perkins Project - Other

Program Effectiveness

Special Populations

Staff Development

Student Advising

Technical Skills Programs

Project Categories


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Project Parameters

  • OTE oversees the project application and award process.

  • The “best” submissions in each category will be funded.

  • Projects applications will be:

    • Reviewed and rated by a statewide review team, and

    • Ranked on a numerical scale by category.

  • Participation in the Technical Education Improvement & Innovation Project is voluntary.


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Project Parameters (Cont’d)

  • PAS coordinators are OTE’s primary point-of-contact within each technical college and will be sent project information on Monday, October 15, 2001.

  • With the college president’s approval, project applications may be submitted by:

    • Technical college faculty

    • Technical college staff

    • Technical college departments, and/or

    • Collaborative partnerships between and among colleges.

  • Project applications, budgets and signature sheets are due to OTE on November 16, 2001.


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Project Application

  • Components of the project application include:

    • Cover Page

    • Guarantee

    • Eight Narrative Questions

    • Signature Page

    • Assurances


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Project Application (Cont’d)

  • Completed project applications and project budgets must be electronically received by Lisa Gullette at lgullette@dtae.org by November 16, 2001.

  • OTE will acknowledge receipt of each application via e-mail to the appropriate individual(s).


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Review Process

  • Project applications will be assessed and ranked on a numerical scale.

  • Project applications will be reviewed objectively by a team consisting of a minimum of three (3) reviewers.

    • Assembled by OTE - sufficiently independent of technical college applicant

    • To include statewide subject-matter experts

  • A rating sheet will be used by reviewers for each application. A benchmark of scoring a minimum of 80 points out of 100 points is necessary to be considered for the first phase of the award process.


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Selection Criteria

  • Project applications are evaluated on the following criteria:

    • Demonstration of need for the project;

    • Soundness and innovativeness of the approach described;

    • Benefits to be derived from the project;

    • Reasonableness of the proposed budget;

    • Proposed project’s relationship to Perkins mandates, permissives, and core indicators; and

    • Degree to which the findings, procedures, training, technology, or other results of the project can be replicated at other technical colleges.


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Notification

  • OTE staff will prepare and send responses for:

    • Those applications that will receive funding in the first phase;

    • Those applications that are provisionally approved but require modification; and

    • Those applications that, in the judgment of OTE and/or the review team, propose projects that lie outside the scope of this project and cannot be funded at this time.


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Project Budget

  • Completed budgets must be electronically received by Lisa Gullette at lgullette@dtae.org by November 16, 2001.

  • The Project budget is viewed as a separate item from the project application and is scored on a pass or fail basis.

  • Budgets must be proper and reasonable in accordance with the project plan. Technical assistance will be provided, starting in December, for budgets that do not “pass” the initial budget review.


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General Information

  • Individual technical colleges may wish to conduct an internal competitive process to determine which project applications are submitted to OTE.

  • Projects should be designed to reach logical and fiscal conclusion by end of FY 2002.


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Project Criteria

  • All projects should improve programs and/or services affecting students.

  • Project must be demonstrable.

  • Other (technical) colleges must be able to replicate and/or reproduce the project’s outcome(s).

  • Project outcomes must be clearly linked to Perkins mandates, permissives and core sub-indicators.


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Project Criteria

  • Project must result in an end product or products such as:

    • Processes

    • Services

    • Activities

    • Products (i.e., Training or instructional manuals)

    • Software/software applications (additional criteria)

    • Web-based products (additional criteria)

  • The project must follow Perkins, DTAE and OTE cost guidelines.


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Project Criteria (Cont’d)

  • In accordance with Perkins guidelines, funds may not be used for:

    • Advertising/public relations costs solely promoting educational entity

    • Advertising/public relations costs promoting items and memorabilia

    • Food or entertainment costs

    • Costs to federal award based on estimates – not actual charge

    • Fund raising, financial campaigns or solicitation for gifts to obtain contributions

    • Government general costs

    • Personnel costs not supported by personnel activity records or time sheets

    • Losses that should have been covered by insurance

    • Renovation to facilities

    • Supplant new and/or existing School-to-Work activities


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Project Criteria (Cont’d)

  • In accordance with DTAE and OTE objectives:

    • The project must be Perkins eligible

    • Illegal activities will not be funded

    • Copywrited materials may not be infringed upon

    • Funds may not be used to refurbish or replace furniture, carpeting, landscaping, etc.

    • Limited equipment purchases are permitted in designated categories.


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What did you just say?

  • OTE wants to give you Carl Perkins Federal Leadership funds to engage in a Technical Education Improvement & Innovation Project.

  • To receive this funding, you should submit the following items by November 16, 2001:

    • Application (eight narrative questions, cover sheet, assurances)

    • Budget

    • Signature Forms

  • Technical assistance will be provided to you by OTE staff.


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Questions?

Technical Education Improvement & Innovation Project


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