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12. Institutional Co-Funding

1. SUNY will seek special legislative funding beginning in the 1997 budget to cover implementation of the project's activities in other regions of New York State. (See letter from SUNY Provost Joseph Burke.) In 1996-97, SUNY will make 'planning grants' to each of the other three SUNY university centers, SUNY-Albany, SUNY-Binghamton, and SUNY-Buffalo, similar to the NSF planning grant to the Long Island Consortium. These grants are for planning the implementation of this project in other regions of New York State.

2. The ten institutions in the Long Island consortium will each give one course released time for the local consortium project director(s) for one semester each year (the consortium will buy released time for the other semester). Stony Brook will give 25% released time each year to co-PD Tucker and five of the project co-PI's, with TAs to replace their teaching. (Prof. Tucker will get an additional 25% released time paid by the grant.) Stony Brook will also pay for a graduate RA to assist in education software development. In addition, the project's mini-grant development program will be supplemented by SUNY-wide and local campus faculty development funds at a level of at least $250,000 a year. These commitments have a value of over $500,000 a year.

3. SUNY's new Educational Technology initiative will link its efforts targeted at quantitative disciplines to the consortium's activities. The consortium initiative will help guide the pedagogical and curricular efforts associated with the new hardware and will help disseminate and coordinate these efforts across campuses and throughout SUNY. New York state's current budget problems will probably reduce the original $100,000,000 commitment, with only a couple million dollars allocated this year. However, existing campus equipment funds and computer usage fees continue to support some local efforts to computerize classrooms and upgrade computer labs. Over the period of this proposal, we conservatively estimate that in excess of $15,000,000 will be spent on technology directly tied to consortium efforts in SUNY (the Stony Brook Engineering Dean's letter of support cites a commitment of $1,000,000 in his unit alone).

4. Space will be provided at all campuses for project activities. Stony Brook will cover start-up costs for the project- desks, filing cabinets and computers for the project administrator and secretary. Substantial administrative support, such as secretarial support and some sharing of telephone charges, will be provided by all consortium institutions.

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The Long Island Consortium is sponsored by the NSF Initiative: Mathematical Sciences and Their Application Throughout the Curriculum, DUE #9555142. The original NSF proposal can be accessed by clicking here.

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