Instructional Technology Enhancement Award (FY2015)


Purpose of the Award

The Georgia Perimeter College Instructional Technology Enhancement Awards are available to fund projects that focus on innovative uses of instructional technology in the teaching and learning process.  Full-time Faculty, Department Chairs, and Deans may apply for funding of the following types of items:

  • Equipment such as video cameras, microphones, wireless mice, smart pens, clickers, and tablet type devices. (Printers, USB drives, backup drives, network devices such as wireless access points, and laptops are not eligible)
  • Software such as mobile device apps, graphic software, etc.
  • (Requests for software that do not meet GPC security standards, conflict with college standard software, or that duplicate the functionality that is already available at the college are not eligible.)
  • Subscriptions to Voice Thread, ProProf, PBworks, etc.
  • Services such as video editing, graphics creation, captioning, etc.
  • (Services that do not meet GPC security standards or that duplicate the functionality of services already offered by the college are not eligible.)
  • Conference Registrations for instructional technology focused conferences.
  • Funding will not be provided for the following:
  • Travel Expenses
  • Release Time
  • Items that should be covered in your department's or discipline's budget
  • Items that the college typically provides to faculty for administrative uses
The Office of Information Technology must approve all requests.  Once an award is approved, the Academic Technology division of the Office of Information Technology will work with each recipient to acquire the appropriate quotes and information needed in order to purchase the item.  The Office of Information Technology will process all purchases.  Budget Transfers will not be allowed.
Purchases for subscriptions or licenses do not extend beyond the initial award.  OIT cannot guarantee future funds for subscriptions or licenses.  Please be advised that any extensions will need to be addressed by you or your department.
Maximum Award Amount: $500
Awards Available:  4 or until funds are no longer available
1 award per person per year

Requests will be accepted until all funds have been awarded or until March 1, 2015.
All FY2015 funds have been awarded.

FY2015 Awards
David Koffman- 3D Computer-based Anatomic Visualization for Art Applications
Claire Paul- Art Appreciation Instructor iPad
Jessie Hayden- Engaging Students in Oral Discussions in an online ESL Communication Skills Course
Fernando Rochaix- The Virtual Classroom: VR Art Appreciation using Google Cardboard

Past Awards:
Past FY2014 Awards

Laura Whitlock- Enhancing Physics Through Computer?Based Measurements
Dion Stewart- Cross Disciplinary Sharing of Laboratory Equipment
Jason Seitz- Political Science Concepts Through Games (Video Project)
FY2013 Awards
William Johnson- Engage STEM Students with Mobile App Creation
Sofia Slutskaya- Information Literacy Tutorial Assessment Software
Lauri Goodling- Helping Students Find Their Voice in an Online Classroom
Nat Kumaresan- Creating Instructional Video Clips using the iPad
Jason Seitz- Classroom Applications for the iPad Mini Project


Application instructions:
1. Complete the application form below.
2. Submit a letter of support from your department chair.  Letters should be emailed directly to



Instructional Technology Enhancement Award Application



Workshop Delivery Acknowledgement*
If the funds are awarded, you will be asked to deliver a workshop on your project/innovation and share the impact it had on student learning.  This workshop may be presented during Faculty Development Day and/or the GPC Teaching and Technology conference.



Project Description:*
In 200 words or less, provide a project description which proposes how you will utilize the requested technology in your teaching and learning efforts.  You must include how you will utilize the technology, what gap it fills, and how students will be impacted.  200 words maximum
Detailed Purchase Information:*
Provide a statement about the type of product or service to be purchased.  Include the technical specifications, if applicable.   You may consult OIT for assistance with specifications:
Tracy Adkins, Director of Academic Technology
Stan Stanaland, Assistant Director of Technology Support
Glenn Sierko, Assistant Director of Classroom & Event Technologies
Valora Richardson, Instructional Technology Coordinator
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