University Betterment Funding
One of the main goals of the SOAR Program is to increase the quality of classroom instruction through the use of state-of-the-art technology and equipment. SOAR plans to award funds for the upgrade and renovation of ten classrooms and/or laboratories by the year 2016. The upgrades will assist our faculty in providing more effective instruction to students in a more collaborative, team-type environment.
Who can apply?
Any faculty or staff member in the Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics areas may apply for university betterment funds.
What do I need to apply?
- Complete Renovation Application
- Submit completed proposal, with attached quote
- Signature of respective department chair and dean needed in order to qualify for consideration
How will the funds be awarded and how much can I be awarded?
The SOAR University Betterment Committee, which includes SOAR Program personnel and a representative from each of the STEM departments, will review all applications and proposals on a bi-annual basis in the months of January and July. All applications wishing to be considered for review in the month of January will have a deadline of December 1st. Those wishing to be considered for July review will have a deadline of June 1st. Each proposal may have a maximum award amount of $20,000.
For more information regarding the SOAR University Betterment Program, please contact Laura Molina-Guzman at (361) 825-2268 or in Glasscock, 151F.