Liberal Arts instructional technology funding covers a variety of expenditures, the two most important categories being the purchasing of equipment and hiring of personnel.
Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services personnel will work with you to determine the best equipment to purchase, based on your approved funding.
Instructional Technology funds may be used for the following categories of purchases:
If your project has been awarded funds for wages or salary, you may choose to hire from the options below. Please keep in mind that each position entails specific requirements. Be sure to verify employment eligibility with Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services before offering a position to any employee.
Tuition reimbursement is not covered under this title (unlike the TA and AI titles). Student will be responsible for any tuition costs unless the home academic department makes special arrangements to defray the cost.
For short-term and/or specific tasks within an IT Project, individuals from both inside and outside the university may be hired under an Authorization for Professional Services (PBS form). Some examples of tasks for this type of hiring include: artwork, translation, acting/modeling, and recorded readings. Under current university regulations, an individual may be paid a total of up to $25,000 over the course of the year for these sorts of professional services.
Individuals hired under an Authorization for Professional Services are not employees of the university. Instead, they submit invoices for work performed and can be paid up to twice a month. University employees are paid through Payroll Services and have taxes taken out of their pay. Outside individuals are paid through the Office of Accounting as independent contractors. No taxes will be taken out; instead these individuals will receive a 1099 form from the university and are responsible for paying their own income taxes.
If you have been awarded a summer salary, you can receive up to 1/6 of your nine-month salary during either the first or second summer session. Faculty summer salaries will only be disbursed in the summer up to a maximum of one session (six weeks).
Award recipients are assigned a project manager and a producer for their projects. Your producer will monitor the overall progress of your project and make final discretionary decisions about resources. Your project manager will coordinate any efforts needed for you to collaborate with Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services staff.
Your project manager will meet with you at the beginning of the award period to determine your staffing and resource needs. Throughout the year, your project manager will schedule meetings as needed, to assess the progress of your project.
Most project communication will be handled electronically. Our department uses the Basecamp web application, a project management tool, to track project progress and share information among clients. Messages and files can be uploaded to your project’s individual space as a useful tool for your project.
Student Technology Assistants (STAs) are student employees employed by Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services who assist in project design and development. STAs are highly skilled in areas of web development, graphic design, and coding/programming. STAs support many IT projects, using their talents to perform tasks outside the expertise of grantees and their employees.
STA Supervisor: Suloni Robertson
To learn more, visit the STA program