Friday, April 3, 2015

Apr'15: The Grant Writing Course as a Real-World Experience to Build Communities (ASIS&T)

Apr 09, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT

Patty Wong will introduce the audience to the SJSU LIBR 282 Grant Writing and Alternative Funding Resources course, which she has taught for the School of Information during the past seven years. As a practitioner with hundreds of successful grants, Wong views grant writing as a real time, expandable skill that can build communities while diversifying funding to make the world a better place. During the course, Wong guides students through a grant writing process using a client of their choice.

The process includes preparing an environmental scan, listing funders, exploring grant writing tools, analysis of funder information, grant deconstruction, and writing an actual proposal to benefit a project and the client’s community. The interactive sessions using Collaborate heighten student learning and experience. Many students work in pairs to maximize joint learning. Students build a client profile, establish goals and objectives, utilize an evaluation tool for the project, create a communication and promotion plan, and develop a final proposal integrating funder criteria for future client submission.