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.
Any faculty or staff member in the Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics areas may apply for university betterment funds.
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 Leslee Schauer at (361) 825-2105 or in Glasscock, 151C.