Alan Candiotti was a long time math faculty member, and from 1994 until his death in 2013 also served as Assistant Vice President for University Technology. His impact on Drew’s technology program was substantial; as a faculty member he was one of the key implementors of the Computer Initiative in 1984; he oversaw the installation of Drew’s first local area networks in the late 1990s; supported numerous initiatives for faculty innovation and staff technology development; and more recently led University Technology in the Drew 360 implementation. He was also a valued leader and mentor to the entire University Technology staff, led numerous initiatives for the University at the executive level, and was universally recognized by students, faculty, staff and administration as a voice of wisdom about all matters in the University.
The Alan Candiotti Fund for Innovation in Technology and Education is established in memory of Dr. Alan Candiotti, in recognition of his legacy of leadership at Drew, his enthusiastic commitment to innovation in the integration of technology and the liberal arts, and his longstanding dedication to his students and colleagues. The Fund is distributed to faculty and staff members in support of innovative technology projects that improve the quality of instruction and enhance learning opportunities and experiences for Drew students.
The Candiotti Fund committee accepted applications for grants to be distributed for projects in academic year 2017-18 through April 28, which they are currently reviewing. Improvement of the quality of instruction and/or enhancement of learning opportunities for Drew students must be the basis of each project. Ideas can encompass curricular or co-curricular activities, and in some cases be related to administrative areas. Fund budgets can be used for hardware, software, services, student employment, and a stipend/honorarium for the applicant. Grants are expected to be up to about $1750.
Who can apply?
Faculty or staff who have an innovative project that can positively influence the learning environment for students. University Technology staff are not eligible; but are available to grant recipients as a resource to ensure a successful project.
How do I apply?
Applications for the next round of recipients will be announced during the Spring semester, 2018.
Proposals should contain:
Proposals will be evaluated on:
It is expected that projects will be completed in the fall or spring semesters of the 2017-18 academic year. Fund recipients will be expected to submit a project report and their completed assessment of the project to the Candiotti Fund committee, who will use the results to further improve future projects and for strategic planning.
Implementing new technology in an existing course.
Designing a new course around an innovative technology.
Student affairs projects that improve the living/learning environment on campus.
Technology implementation for experiential learning experiences, or off-campus programs.
A pilot project designed to evaluate the viability of a specific technology in a widespread project, for which other funding would then be sought.
Other ideas as developed by applicants–please feel free to communicate with the Fund committee to explore the viability of a proposal.
Timeline for 2017-2018 Applications
Candiotti Fund Committee
Chris Taylor, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts
Paul Coen, Senior Systems Architect and Instructional Technology Consultant
Steve Kass, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Minjoon Kouh, Assistant Professor of Physics
Steph Mazzarella, Program Coordinator, Student Activities
Please email or call any member of the Candiotti Fund Committee for more information.