Academic Programming and
Information and Instructional Technologies supports the programming and project needs of the academic community, focusing on projects directly relating to teaching, learning and classroom and lab activities. Projects for research or professional development are considered but at a lower priority.
Project requests are reviewed within the framework of the following questions:
- Does the project support the core mission of the institution?
- Is the project for classroom or lab use?
- Is the project for research?
- If for research is the college supporting the research?
- If for research are students directly involved in the research?
- How many students will be affected by the project and over what time frame?
- Does the project directly impact the daily lives of the students?
- Does the project have applicability to other departments (i.e., can the code or project services be reused by others?)?
- Is the project used for a single event or will it be used by multiple people and/or events over a number of years?
- Is the proposed project deadline feasible (i.e., does the appropriate staff member have time that can be directed to the project)?
- Is the underlying technologies compatible with the campus systems and network infrastructure?
- Does the project have implications for future support that can’t be guaranteed?
- Are there financial obligations involved? If yes, is funding available and guaranteed?
- Does the liaison, requester, or office have the technical skills needed to effectively use the program once in-place?
(IIT, September 2005)