The Pilot Project and Campus Improvement Program (PPCIP) supports and encourages innovation that specifically and directly impacts PPCC student outcomes/success or campus needs.

What is the Pilot Project and Campus Improvement Program?

The Pilot Project and Campus Improvement Program (PPCIP) supports and encourages innovation that specifically and directly impacts PPCC student outcomes/success or campus needs.

  • Funding expenditures must ultimately have the potential for direct and significant impact on PPCC student success defined through traditional measures of success such as pass rates, gap, retention, graduation, transfer, successful completion of college courses after remediation, and also to specifically include minority student success measures.
  • Proposals can be funded for a maximum of three semesters: The college with make determinations about permanently funding or ending projects.
  • Proposals should be scalable, as to impact large numbers of PPCC students.

Why embark on this track and these types of projects?

The college is launching PPCIP after realizing an avenue was needed allowing the best ideas and thinking from the college to move forward and receive funding.

PPCIP Examples

PPCIP projects can be large or small. A real-life example of a large-scale project would be the recent launch of AAA 109; the project began with two small sections of a course, moved to four sections and is now at 60 plus sections. In addition to size, the project identified a challenge that impacted student success, relied heavily on data and with its success will allow the college to put resources toward more projects to help students.

Not all projects have to be large, minor campus improvement projects are also eligible for funding. A small-scale project example would be installing more bike racks, or small physical plant repairs and improvements.

If projects require the expansion of staffing, the new position(s) would follow the usual PPCC search and screen process.

Important:

Proposals must specifically address each of the below elements/criteria and the full proposal must not exceed 600 words.

Eligible Proposals:

  • Equipment
  • supplies
  • printing
  • outreach
  • classroom design
  • faculty/staff training
  • release time
  • hiring of temporary employees
  • campus improvements
  • technology

Ineligible Proposals

Travel and conference attendance (exceptions could apply if other requirements are met.)

How Much Funding is Available?

Funding for PPCIP will range between $150K - $250K and is set aside from general fund dollars. The funding can be used for one project or many, depending on prioritization and available funds.

Who Can Participate?

All PPCC employees including faculty, staff, classified employees, adjunct faculty members, par-time employees and student-workers are invited and encouraged to participate in the program.

How and When do You Participate?

All questions about the program should be sent to Kim Barnett: Kimberly.barnett@ppcc.edu. Applications for the program must be submitted online.

Projects will be announced at the end of spring semester.

Proposal Requirements and Selection

Proposals will be reviewed, prioritized and funded based on decisions made by the PPCC President and Executive Staff, participation by representatives assigned by Faculty Senate, Classified Staff Association and APT Association.