The Learning Environments Committee, comprised of faculty and staff from relevant units of the university, meets throughout the year to make funding decisions.
Through the awarding of small grants, the Learning Environments Grant (LEG) supports the creation of innovative, engaging formal and informal learning environments that meet the needs of both faculty and students.
Proposals will be ranked on the following criterion:
1. The project must have a demonstrable positive impact on learning
2. The number of students who will benefit
3. The project must enable new/critical academic experiences for faculty and/or students
4. The creativity of projects
5. The project provides opportunities for faculty-student/student-student interaction
6. Availability of any additional needed funds
7. Plans/funds should be in place for repairs and maintenance of all items purchased
*Areas renovated within the past 10 years are not eligible to receive this grant.
Purchasing furniture at IU can be a complicated process. Therefore, in conjunction with the University Architects Office (UAO), IU Purchasing is streamlining both the design and the process for purchasing furniture.
Complete the University Architects Office’s online form, Request for Service:
After completing the form a project number and a designer will be assigned. Users will receive an email response with that project number immediately and the assigned designer information within 24 hours. The designer will work directly with the department and engage Purchasing as necessary (as identified between University Architects Office and Purchasing). Designer will encourage the user to be sure their fiscal officer is aware of the request for furniture.
Please note: due to the amount of time necessary for adequate consultation you must have your request for service submitted by Friday, October 23, 2015. Submitting after this date does not guarantee you will have the required approval from the University Architect's Office.
Placing the Order
Upon approval of the design and specifications by department, a design representative from University Architects Office (UAO) will enter the requisition into KFS on behalf of the PI.
The requisition will route to the designated account manager for approval with the appropriate transaction information attached to the document (pricing schedule, design layout, etc.) so the account manager has all information required to review before approving the requisition. If the order is less than $10,000 and using a contracted vendor, a Purchase Order will automatically transmit to the vendor after account manager approval.
Any questions regarding this process may be directed to:
Kelly Reed, University Architects Office - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that this grant does not fund technology. Technology can be part of your proposal if funded by another documented source. For consultation on technology needs in your space contact Mark Russell, UITS, at (317) 274-2017 or email email@example.com.
Technology is often an important element of Learning Spaces. If technology or audio/visual components are part of the proposed space, a request for design services (http://www.iu.edu/~lets/diform/designIntegrationForm.html) should be submitted. UITS Learning Spaces and Technology Services will assist in defining the technology to be included and initiate an RFP with Purchasing if required.
Before any changes or improvements can be made to any campus facilities the relevant dean must approve of them. During grant submission you must supply that dean's email address. The email address you enter will receive a copy of your submission and they will either "accept" or "deny" the submission of the proposal. You will receive notification of your dean's response. An "approval" from your dean does not mean your proposal was funded, only that it is cleared to be reviewed by the committee.
Your project must be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact the Office of Adaptive Educational Services for more information or to have them review your plans: (317) 274-3241.
If your proposal budget exceeds $25,000 you must supply signed documentation of other dedicated funding sources. Failure to do so will result in your proposal being disqualified.
Should you have any questions about the online submission process please call the Center for Teaching and Learning at (317) 274-1300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schools and departments at IUPUI and IUPUC are eligible for the LEG. Registered student groups may also apply.